Trick or Treat

Overwatch 2 Halloween Terror rewards stir up controversy among fans

The first seasonal event in the sequel era doesn’t feel like much of a treat.

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Just a few weeks after launch, Overwatch 2 is holding its first seasonal event — Halloween Terror. As in years past, the spooky event brings a new game mode and cosmetic rewards.

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When Overwatch 2 was announced, Blizzard promised more focus on PvE. Halloween Terror will give players their first look at new PvE content, with the Junkenstein’s Revenge: Wrath of the Bride limited time mode.

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Launching with Halloween Terror on Octboer 25, the new co-op mode takes place in Adlersbrunn, the map that hosted previous Halloween events in Overwatch.

The original Junkenstein’s Revenge is also back from the dead for this year’s Halloween Terror, so players who missed the fun Overwatch horde mode will be able to relive it.

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In fact, a lot of what you’ll see for Halloween Terror 2022 is actually content from older versions of the event.

Halloween skins from years past will be returning, so you can snag Shin-Ryeong D.Va, Warlock Ashe, and more if you missed them the first time.

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You can also unlock the Werewolf Winston spray and skin — but only by watching Twitch streams to earn them as drops.

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Overwatch events typically let players earn new cosmetics by playing seasonal modes. This time around, that’s only the case for a select few items like sprays and weapon charms.

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Halloween Terror’s headline skins will be added to the Overwatch 2 shop this year, along with the returning skins.

That means you need to pay for Executioner Junker Queen ...

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... and Witch Kiriko.

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Cursed Captain Reaper

is the one new skin you can get for free. To unlock it, you just need to log in between the start of Halloween Terror and the end of Season 1 on December 6.

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More seasonal events are always welcome in Overwatch, but the monetization of Halloween Terror 2022 is stirring up yet another controversy for Overwatch 2.

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Players on Reddit and Twitter are not in a festive mood, with some even saying they’d rather have Overwatch’s loot boxes than the sequel’s cash shop approach.

You can play Halloween Terror in Overwatch 2 until November 9

if the gory details haven’t scared you away.

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