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Overwatch Halloween event kicks off today with new PvE mode, tons of spooky loot

Team up and take down monsters in the Junkenstein's Revenge brawl

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Blizzard rolled out a Halloween-themed limited time event for Overwatch today called Halloween Terror. Like the game’s previous seasonal event, Summer Games, players will be able to earn holiday-themed skins, like a witch outfit for Mercy, a Headless Horseman getup for Reaper and a Frankenstein’s Monster version of Roadhog, and play a new Brawl mode, Junkenstein's Revenge.

Junkenstein's Revenge is a four-player cooperative mode in which players team up to take down "a host of eerie enemies." Players are limited in which Overwatch heroes they can play as in Junkenstein's Revenge; only Ana, Soldier: 76, Hanzo and McCree are playable in the new brawl.

Those four players will battle spookier versions of existing Overwatch characters: Dr. Junkenstein (Junkrat), Junkenstein's Monster (Roadhog), the Reaper (...Reaper), a "mysterious witch" (Mercy), and a host of shambling Zomnics, a macabre spin on Overwatch’s robotic race.

In addition to the new PvE mode, Overwatch players can also earn more than 100 unlockable cosmetic items from Halloween-themed loot boxes. These include new epic and legendary class skins for Ana, Bastion, Hanzo, Junkrat, Mercy, Pharah, Reaper, Reinhardt, Roadhog, Soldier: 76, Symmetra and Zenyatta, as well as new sprays, emotes, victory poses and more.

The good news for Overwatch players is that, unlike Summer Games cosmetic items, players will be able to purchase some of the Halloween Terror cosmetics from the game’s Hero Gallery using credits. Players can use credits for epic skins, sprays, victory poses and highlight intros. The only item players can't use credits on, Blizzard says, are player icons.

You can check out some of the Overwatch Halloween Terror cosmetic items in the gallery below.

Overwatch's Halloween Terror event is now live on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. The holiday event runs Oct. 11 through Nov. 1.

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