Overwatch 2 will be getting its first major seasonal event in a couple of weeks, it’s been reported. The Halloween themed-event will be kicking off on October 25 and is expected to run until November 8. Players will be able to get their hands on new skins for selected Overwatch 2 characters as well as take part in a new PvE game mode.
According to a tweet recently shared by Overwatch 2 insider OverwatchNaeri and spotted by TheGamer, the upcoming spooky season will bring “a new horror to Overwatch 2.” The event, which is titled Junkenstein’s Revenge: Wrath of the Bride, will also bring in a number of other, as-yet-unknown Halloween-style cosmetics for players to get their hands on. The main draw, however, will most likely be the seasonal skins for characters Junker Queen, Kiriko, Reaper and Sojourn, amongst others. The game’s new four-player PvE mode will reportedly feature Sojourn, Junker Queen, Ashe and Kiriko as playable characters, although not too much else is known about the new game mode itself at this point.
The images show off the new skins in a bit more detail, with witch-inspired looks being on the cards for healer characters Kiriko and Mercy. It seems as though Junker Queen will be treated to an intimidating wasteland raider-style look and Sojourn looks like she’ll be given a cyberpunk-style detective in the key artwork on display. Of course, with nothing officially confirmed by Blizzard yet, it’s important to take the images shown with a pinch of salt. We’ll also have to wait and see if these are the only characters to be getting new skins, or whether the other heroes on the roster will be getting a spooky new look for the event.
It’s also not yet known whether or not these new skins will be able to be earned through in-game coins or whether players can unlock them by taking part in the new PvE mode. We’ll have to wait until an official announcement comes out about the event, which could happen at some point in the not-too-distant future given that Halloween is just around the corner.
It’s fair to say that Overwatch 2 has had a bit of a rocky start since the game launched just 10 days ago. After a turbulent launch period, in which Blizzard issued an apology to players, the free-to-play hero shooter has seen a bit more stability over the past week. By means of a further sweetener for players, Blizzard has recently shared details on how players can claim a free Legendary skin for Kiriko. However, it’s clearly still early days for the new evolution of Overwatch and it’ll be interesting to see how events actually work in Overwatch 2. Until we have an official reveal from Blizzard, we’ll just have to watch this space.
Overwatch 2 is available now on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.