Overwatch "Halloween Terror" Event Is Now Live

Like Zenyatta, this game has legs.


Another scary Overwatch seasonal event has kicked off. Blizzard announced the return of Halloween Terror, Overwatch's yearly October event filled with spooky skins and events: it's live now and it'll run up until November 4. You can check out all the new Halloween-themed character skins.

The official Overwatch website gives you a full rundown of everything included in Halloween Terror 2019 (and we also get to see what Zenyatta apparently does when no one's looking). Players will have three weeks-worth of challenges to earn rewards as well, like icons, sprays, and skins. Past Halloween Terror events have included tons of new seasonal skins, a limited-time loot box bundle to collect them, and the continuing story of Dr. Junkenstein. Last year introduced Sombra as the Bride of Junkenstein, and now you can fight to survive with three other players to defend Aldersbrunn from haunting threats.

All of this will come right alongside the launch of the Nintendo Switch version of the game, which we recently got hands-on time with. Alessandro Fillari wrote that it's "a great way for players, new and lapsed alike, to revisit the game in a more fresh and laid back way."

The event may be overshadowed, though, by another incident from outside Overwatch entirely. After Blizzard made the controversial decision to punish a Hearthstone player after expressing his views on unrest in Hong Kong, some fans were calling to boycott Blizzard entirely. Overwatch fans rallied to help by attempting to turn Mei, the game's only Chinese character, into a symbol of the boycott. Blizzard has since rescinded most of the punishment.

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