Ah, Halloween. If there’s any holiday sure to get developers and publishers into the giving mood, it’s All Hallow’s Eve. The much-beloved Overwatch is no different, throwing its hat into the ring with the upcoming Halloween Terror Event.
The gaming industry just seems to be obsessed with this holiday. Christmas may be a time of peace on Earth and goodwill to all men, women, children, and octopi, but when it comes to giving, Halloween’s where it’s really at. Streamers will drop 'spooky specials,’ in which they howl like excitable gibbons at Five Night At Freddy’s or the like. Gamers will dust off their copy of Resident Evil or Dead Space and give it another spin. Game-makers, meanwhile, will bring a lot of seasonal events and content.
Remember when For Honor briefly changed the minions in its Dominion mode to hard-hitting skeletons? Even the family-friendly funsters at Nintendo are getting in on it, with their spooky-themed Splatoon 2 Splatfest (Trick versus Treat, of course, the same as last year) and a full-on Splatoween Party for fans to enjoy. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen an Inkling dressed in a scary monster mask, you really haven’t.
These seasonal events are an excellent way to keep big titles’ hype trains rolling. There are few titles bigger than Overwatch, of course, and you’d better believe that the team has something special lined up for their players. That’s right, Overwatch Halloween Terror 2018 is underway right now.
It all kicked off earlier this week and runs until the day itself, October 31st. As TechRaptor reports, the festivities will be much the same as last year, so long-time fans know what they’re getting into. Junkenstein’s Revenge is back, with Tracer and Brigitte being playable this time around. For the uninitiated, Junkenstein’s Revenge is a co-operative brawl, seeing the heroes dashing to save the lord of a castle from the fiendish Doctor Junkenstein (see the handy-dandy Overwatch Wiki for more details on the mode).
In addition, the event brings along with it a new patch. Long-awaited changes, such as the big overhaul to Torbjörn’s janky playstyle, have been implemented. Hop back into Overwatch now and check it out.