Overwatch’s annual Halloween Terror event is back with lots of spooky theme items including new skins, sprays, highlight intros, emotes and more. Several heroes are getting the new-skin treatment this year such as Moira, Sombra, Pharah, Wrecking Ball, Mei, Soldier 76, Widowmaker, Doomfist and McCree. In addition, items from Halloween events in the past are back, so there’s lot to collect.
Get ready for Overwatch thrills and chills when this year’s Halloween Terror event kicks off. You can look for it starting on October 9th and for the goodies that will come with it. We don’t know which Heroes will be getting new skins, but you can bet that there will be a plethora of them as well as sprays, voice lines, victory poses and much more.
A pair of interesting Overwatch news items came to light this week. The first is that Blizzard has thrown down the gauntlet regarding real-time predictive stats tracking apps similar to Pursuit or Visor. Players have been warned to stop using them or face bans in the future. The Visor app provides players with predictive information including when enemy ultimates will be ready, how quickly healers are dying and more. Pursuit provides statistical analysis to players after completed matches.
Overwatch has been updated to bring the new Busan map into the rotation. The map is themed around the home city of D.Va and the Korean city of the same name. The map was first previewed with the recently-released D.Va short, with the team working closely with the cinematics department to recreate their vision in the game.
Overwatch has been updated to bring Summer Games 2018 to players. The event brings a ton of new things to collect including skins, sprays, icons, highlight intros, emotes and more. Ana, Winston, Zenyatta, Reinhardt, Roadhog, D.Va, Moira, Brigitte, and Sombra all have new skins for 2018, though skins from past events are also available, including Soldier 76’s awesome dad skin.
Blizzard has announced that the Summer Games will be making a return to Overwatch starting August 9th. “You’ll get a kick out of this! Team up with your friends for the Summer Games on August 9th!” the Overwatch Twitter reads. You may remember that the first summer games was themed around the Olympics. Last year, the event took on a more generalized “summer” theme with bathing suits and even Soldier 76’s grillmaster skin (complete with socks & sandals!).