Blizzard launches a new seasonal event for Overwatch… “Halloween Terror”

Blizzard has announced that “Halloween Terror,” the latest seasonal event for Overwatch, began today. Players who take part in the horror-themed contest will be able to jump into a unique PvE scenario, and collect special “Halloween 2016” items like “profile icons, sprays, victory poses, emotes, highlight intros, skins, and more!”

According to the Overwatch Blog, players will get to blast “zomnics” in a special Horde Mode that feels a bit like Army of Darkness:

As told in our “Junkenstein” digital comic, this terrifying tale follows Dr. Jamison Junkenstein, an inventor and scientist who was once employed by the Lord of Adlersbrunn. Junkenstein’s dream was to create artificial life, but the Lord of Adlersbrunn mocked the scientist and his creations, calling him a fool and dismissing him from service. Slighted, Junkenstein vowed to prove the lord wrong, and when an unexpected visitor showed up and offered the key to perfecting his creation, Junkenstein’s Monster was born.

Now Junkenstein plans his revenge against the Lord of Adlersbrunn, and only four heroes stand in the way.

Players will choose from the Alchemist (Ana), the Archer (Hanzo), the Gunslinger (McCree), or the Soldier (Soldier: 76) and defend Adlersbrunn castle’s doors against Dr. Junkenstein’s onslaught! Heroes will need to work together and develop strategies to withstand not only the advances of his macabre entourage, but also wave after wave of zomnic attacks.

“Halloween Terror” will be available until November 1, and Blizzard plans to seal the “Halloween 2016” item collection in the vault after its conclusion. So don’t hesitate to try it out if you’re interesting in obtaining some terrifying (and terrific) new loot for your favorite Overwatch character.

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