Another event has entered Overwatch and this one is holiday themed. The game has Halloween lootboxes, new Halloween themed cosmetics, and a new co-op style of Brawl. Unlike the summer games promotion, the new cosmetics can be purchased with in game currency – although their prices are going to be a bit higher than you are accustomed to. I am happy though that Blizzard took this step as not having them available to buy in game made it feel a bit like gambling with the loot boxes since you might only get 1 Halloween item in them and may not end up getting what you wanted.
The Brawl, as stated is a co-op mode. Very similar to something like zombies in Call of Duty. You’re a team of 4 trying to stop the omnics from getting inside the castle doors and you have to fend off the Halloween versions of Reaper, Roadhog, Junkrat, and Mercy. You need to kill them off before they bash in the doors. On Easy and Medium it’s a relatively simple feat, but on Hard mode – good luck! I hope we see more brawls like this in the future and it shows some potential in what a single player (or in this case a co-op) campaign could look like in Overwatch. Hoping to see more of this and have it as a way to advance the story in game.
The Halloween event will end on November 1st and you will be unable to purchase loot boxes or the Halloween cosmetics after that date. This is a timed event so if you want these different skins and cosmetics for Overwatch, then you better get to playing!
When the shadows grow long and the nights grow cold . . .
And witches’ cauldrons bubble with potions untold. . .
When spirits and ghouls and abominations appear. . .
It can mean only one thing: Halloween is here!
The fright for the future has begun, heroes, and for the next three weeks, we’re celebrating the spookiest time of the year in true Overwatch fashion—with a brand new seasonal event! Explore the haunted streets of Hollywood, expand your collection of themed holiday items, and relive a chilling tale in our first-ever PvE brawl: Junkenstein’s Revenge!
Welcome to the Overwatch Halloween Terror.
Starting today, all in-game Loot Boxes have been replaced with special glowing jack-o’-lanterns, and they’re filled to the brim with over 100 new cosmetic treats! As with our previous events, any Loot Box you earn or purchase from now until the event concludes will contain at least one item from our Halloween 2016 collection—including profile icons, sprays, victory poses, emotes, highlight intros, skins, and more!
While the contents of each Halloween Loot Box are random, you can unlock a variety of these creepy customization options with credits in the Hero Gallery throughout the event’s duration.
Once you’ve unlocked a Halloween item, it will be yours forever, which means that you can look terror-ific all year round. The collection will be crawling back into the vault on November 1, however, when the event concludes, so be sure to fire up your favorite gaming machine and dig in before it’s too late!
During this year’s Halloween Terror event, you’ll also be able to participate in Overwatch’s first-ever co-op PvE Brawl: Junkenstein’s Revenge. Team up with three other players and face off against a host of eerie enemies, including Dr. Junkenstein himself, Junkenstein’s Monster, the Reaper, a mysterious witch, and host of shambling zomnics.
As told in our “Junkenstein” digital comic, this terrifying tale follows Dr. Jamison Junkenstein, an inventor and scientist who was once employed by the Lord of Adlersbrunn. Junkenstein’s dream was to create artificial life, but the Lord of Adlersbrunn mocked the scientist and his creations, calling him a fool and dismissing him from service. Slighted, Junkenstein vowed to prove the lord wrong, and when an unexpected visitor showed up and offered the key to perfecting his creation, Junkenstein’s Monster was born.
Now Junkenstein plans his revenge against the Lord of Adlersbrunn, and only four heroes stand in the way.
Players will choose from the Alchemist (Ana), the Archer (Hanzo), the Gunslinger (McCree), or the Soldier (Soldier: 76) and defend Adlersbrunn castle’s doors against Dr. Junkenstein’s onslaught! Heroes will need to work together and develop strategies to withstand not only the advances of his macabre entourage, but also wave after wave of zomnic attacks.
We’re also getting a little spoopy on our social media pages, so don’t forget to check out our Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram profiles for a steady stream of Halloween goodies—and be sure to keep an eye onwww.playoverwatch.com for updates on future seasonal events!
In the meantime, Overwatch Halloween Terror is live RIGHT NOW on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, so grab your largest candy bag, put on some spine-chilling music, and get ready to test your mettle against Junkenstein’s metal minions.
The Monster awaits!