Blizzard Entertainment is scaring up more Halloween fun for Overwatch this year.
The hit video game’s annual Halloween Terror event will soon be returning, offering new skins, game modes and maps for gamers to enjoy.
Here’s a look at when Overwatch’s Halloween Terror 2018 event will start, the new skins available, additional content slated to be available and information about the game itself.
The Overwatch Halloween Terror 2018 event will soon get underway across the gaming world
Overwatch Halloween event date
The event will reportedly start on Tuesday, October 9, though it doesn’t yet have an exact start time that’s been publicly announced.
However, judging by previous Overwatch updates and events, gamers can likely expect the update sometime between 1pm and 2pm EST (6pm and 7pm BST), not counting for any unanticipated delays.
The event, officially dubbed Halloween Terror 2018, will run for three weeks until October 31.
Overwatch Halloween skins
Specifically, the skins for the characters McCree, Wrecking Ball, Pharah, Moira, Doomfist and Widowmaker were all previewed on the game’s social media accounts ahead of the Halloween Terror 2018 event, though additional skins may be implemented when the event goes live.
The Junkenstein’s Bride skin is also expected to return, according to comments from Jeff Kaplan, the game’s director.
Gamers will also be able to purchase skins from previous Overwatch Halloween events when the Halloween Terror 2018 event is eventually live.
The returning skins are expected to cost 1,000 credits whereas the new skins will soon be available to purchase for 3,000 credits apiece.
Additional Overwatch Halloween content
In addition to the new skins, Overwatch fans will soon be able to delve into new content for the upcoming Halloween Terror 2018 event.
The Junkenstein’s Revenge game mode will again return, with Kaplan saying that a few minor tweaks could be in store.
The popular game mode, released for previous Overwatch Halloween events, is a cooperative brawl that tasks four players with protecting the gates of Adlersbrunn Castle from hordes of enemy NPCs created by the mad scientist, Dr. Junkenstein.
Blizzard Entertainment has also hinted that a new map will be implemented for the event, posting a tweet of what appears to be Chateau Guillard with a spooky makeover.
What is Overwatch?
Overwatch is a team-based, multiplayer shooter game developed by Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of other popular video game franchises like the Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo series.
Pitched as a ‘hero shooter’ that involves fast-paced matches between two teams of six players utilizing a distinct character with special abilities, the game was unveiled at the BlizzCon 2014 event and officially released on May 24, 2016.
The game, now a recognized esport, is currently available to play on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows and received critical acclaim upon its release.
It also reportedly boasts a player base of over 40 million gamers worldwide as of May 2018.
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