Halloween Terror has come to “Overwatch”!
Blizzard’s multiplayer shooter tries to keep its players interested by rolling out new content on a regular basis. For October, that new content will be in the form of a Halloween-themed event, which is live now through November 1.
Here’s everything you can expect to see when you log on.
Lots of new Halloween-themed skins, emotes, and victory poses.
“Overwatch” site Overpwn posted a slew of images showing the Halloween-themed skins for Mercy, Junkrat, Ana, Symmetra, Reinhardt, Zenyatta, Bastion, Reaper, Pharah, Roadhog, and Soldier: 76.
Additionally, some characters have an R.I.P. victory pose and other Halloween-themed emotes.
A new Weekly Brawl called Junkenstein’s Revenge
This new game mode shakes up the structure of “Overwatch” in a significant way: Rather than be structured as a player-versus-player event, the new “Junkenstein’s Revenge” mode appears to be a mode in which players will fight against waves of computer-controlled enemies.
The event will let players choose between Ana, Hanzo, McCree, and Soldier: 76 as they fight against the forces of Junkenstein, the Halloween-themed alter-ego of Defense hero Junkrat.
Special Halloween loot boxes
Much like the Summer Games event, special Halloween loot boxes are guaranteed to drop at least one Halloween item.
According to Reddit, these new items can also be purchased with regular coins, though they appear to be significantly more expensive than normal items. This will be a welcome departure from the structure of the Summer Games event, in which items could only be acquired at random.
Probably no Sombra…yet.
Though the long-rumored and long-teased hero Sombra seems to have been leaked around the same time information about the Halloween event bubbled up, she probably won’t be available quite yet. In the months the game has been out, Blizzard has spaced out its new content on a monthly basis, so a character reveal probably won’t happen, at the earliest, until November.
Incidentally, that’s also the timeframe Jeff Kaplan revealed to Business Insider would be the time players could expect to see some much-needed changes to Symmetra.