Overwatch 2 Halloween Terror kicks off on October 25 with new PvE mode

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Spooky season is in full swing and with just a few more days until Halloween, Overwatch 2 is ready to kick off its own terrifying event. Blizzard announced that Overwatch 2’s Halloween Terror in-game event will begin on October 25th.

The announcement was accompanied by a brief teaser for the event although not much in terms of actual details was shared.

Although official details have not been revealed, we can expect the usual assortment of themed cosmetics including new skins as well as a special PvE mode. In the past, the original Overwatch Halloween celebration included Junkenstein’s Revenge, a co-op horde mode. In the event, players would choose between four heroes — McCree, Soldier: 76, Hanzo and Ana — and fend off waves of enemies that would get progressively harder over time.

The story of Junkenstein’s Revenge was technically non-canon with the main Overwatch game. Narrated by Reinhardt, the event took place in the fictional land of Adlersbrunn, which is based on the bridge and castle gates of Eichenwalde.

As Blizzard previously alluded, it seems Overwatch 2’s Halloween Terror event will be titled Junkenstein’s Revenge: Wrath of the Bride. Blizzard released a little themed note for the event this week which suggests the new event will again be set in the town of Adlersbrunn. And while Doctor Junkenstein has left, it seems there’s a new threat lurking. The note reads:

"Which reminds me, when the celebrations are through, I must ask one of the guards to look into the strange noises coming from the old quarters of the castle. I pray the rats have not made another nest!"

We don’t know exactly what Junkenstein’s Revenge: Wrath of the Bride will be, but I wouldn’t expect it to stray too far from the wave-based horde mode of Junkenstein’s Revenge. Expect a similarly themed mode with perhaps some new heroes and villains to take out.

Of course, in addition to the new PvE mode, fans can look forward to new skins for Junker Queen, Kiriko, Reaper and more. Unfortunately, given Overwatch 2’s new business model, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to earn any of these for free. As Overwatch 2 has ditched the controversial loot boxes, all cosmetics must be earned through the season pass or by purchases from the in-game store.