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Blizzard announces start date for Overwatch Halloween Terror event, teases two new skins

Overwatch Halloween Terror event will begin Oct. 10th
Overwatch Halloween event will begin Oct. 10th

Blizzard announced on Tuesday that the second annual Overwatch Halloween Terror event will begin on Oct. 10, and teased two new skins for Reaper and McCree.

Although how many new skins — legendary tier or lower — will be added is still not clear, but at least McCree and Reaper will get one each at the time of writing.

The Halloween Terror event in Overwatch debuted last year, as one of the yearly events that will be celebrated with limited edition exclusive in-game content. Last year’s Halloween Terror added 116 items to the game, which would be randomly dropped in the limited edition loot boxes only purchasable during the event. Some of the most popular skins in the game such as Witch Mercy and Dr. Junkenstein Junkrat were added last year, as well as epic emotes and victory screen poses.

The limited edition items will also likely be available for purchase with in-game credits, which can be separate drops or rewarded to players if they get duplicates of items they already own. The newly added limited edition items were previously three times the cost of items in the same rarity class, but the second Summer Games event earlier this year discounted last year’s exclusive items, which meant that players that missed out on  the exclusive skins last year will be able to buy them at the normal price instead after a price hike.

Last year’s event also debuted the co-op game mode Junkenstein’s Revenge, and since the title card of the Halloween event features Dr. Junkenstein, it’ll be safe to assume that the game mode will be making a return as well.


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