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Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event returns for 2020 with spooky new skins

Blizzard updates Junkenstein’s Revenge with new challenges

Shin-Ryeong D.Va stands outside her mech in a screenshot from Overwatch Halloween Terror 2020 Image: Blizzard Entertainment
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Overwatch’s annual frightfest, the three-week Halloween Terror event, returns to the game on Tuesday, Oct. 13. This year’s edition of Halloween Terror will see the return of the Junkenstein’s Revenge co-op mode — freshly remixed for 2020 — and a new batch of spooky skins.

Blizzard has whipped up five new Legendary skins for Halloween Terror 2020: Karasu-Tengu Genji, Dai-Tengu Hanzo, Werewolf Winston, Flying Dutchman Sigma, and Shin-Ryeong D.Va. Players can also unlock three new Epic skins (Fantasma Sombra, Stone Brigitte, and Ragdoll Echo) by winning nine games each week. The addition of those eight new skins means that everyone on the Overwatch roster finally has a Halloween costume to wear.

You can check out the Halloween Terror 2020 skins in the gallery below.

Junkenstein’s Revenge will bring back the horde mode-like Arcade game type with Baptiste (The Renegade) and Ashe (The Outlaw) added to the roster of playable heroes. Halloween Terror 2020’s version of Junkenstein’s Revenge will also feature six new challenge missions, two per week for three weeks. Here’s the schedule:

Week 1

  • Vengeful Ghost: A deadly ghost chases players
  • Frenzied Stamped: Zomnics move faster

Week 2

  • Volatile Zomnics: Zomnics explode near players
  • Three They Were: Only 3 players but they deal more damage

Week 3

  • Mystery Swap: Heroes periodically randomized
  • Shocking Surprise: Some enemies spawn Shock-Tires on death

Halloween Terror is now live in Overwatch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.

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