Overwatch is well-known for its diverse library of beautiful skins, and Blizzard has added to it as part of this year’s Halloween Terror event. Overwatch players will not only have access to eight new chilling skins, but also to a treasure trove of previously released spooky skins, as well as the Junkenstein’s Revenge and Junkenstein’s Endless multiplayer modes.
A new trailer has been released on Overwatch’s official social media channels, showcasing the new skins, some of the challenges gamers will face during the event, and some of the time-limited unlockable rewards.
The “Overwatch Seasonal Event | Halloween Terror 2021” video is heavily influenced by old-school direct-to-video horror films, with its presentation relying on cheap effects and cheesy scares. The trailer focuses on the new Halloween skins, such as Vampire Hunter Brigitte, who appears to be the event’s main protagonist.
The event is depicted in the video as a trailer for a rumored horror B-movie titled “Junkenstein’s Revenge 6: The Zomnic Huntress.” Vampire Hunter Brigitte plays the titular huntress, with Draugr Reinhardt as the Draugr Captain, Satyr Lucio as the Satyr King, Coffin Bastion as Count Coffin, and Vampire Bat Echo as the Bat Queen. The trailer goes on to say that there will be a number of special guests, including the other Halloween skins from previous events.
The trailer also includes a number of sample animations and voicelines from various Halloween skins, as well as gameplay footage from the 2021 Overwatch Halloween event. The video promotes the event’s three weekly challenges, the first of which will be available from October 12 to October 19, the second from October 19 to October 26, and the third from October 26 to November 2. Each weekly challenge will grant players icons, sprays, and Epic Skins for Skeleton Genji, Einherjar Zarya, and Clown Roadhog.
At the time of writing, it appears that Overwatch fans are ecstatic about the new Halloween skins. Two comments on the original YouTube video praised the new Skeleton Genji and Satyr Lucio skins, while another praised the decision to present the trailer as an old VHS tape, complete with a brief glimpse of the Christmas skins as if another tape had been recorded over.
However, a number of other users expressed dissatisfaction with the return of Junkenstein’s Revenge, claiming that they had hoped that Overwatch would instead provide fans with a new Halloween event.