I’m just going to come out and say it: I love pimping out my Overwatch characters in different skins. Not enough to spend money on the microtransactions just for the chance to get what I want, but I was certainly overjoyed when I unlocked Reinhardt’s badass “Blackhardt” armour. Now I look like a boss that was rejected from Dark Souls III for being too goddamn terrifying.
Anyhow, Overwatch just dropped its Halloween update, which means along with a new brawl to play there are 12 new skins for me to desperately want. OK, maybe not all 12, but goddamn I want the Pumpkin King Reaper outfit…
The brawl is titled “Junkenstein’s Revenge” and it’s Overwatch’s first PvE co-op event. According to Blizzard’s official description of the brawl, Dr. Junkenstein, Junkrat’s Halloween personality, was a mad scientist who is seeking revenge against the Lord of Adlersbrunn for their mockery of his creations, and he’s sending waves of zombies, a witch, Reaper and Junkenstein’s Monster (Roadhog reskinned) to attack their castle. Players will be able to choose between four characters, the Alchemist (Ana), the Archer (Hanzo), the Gunslinger (McCree), and the Soldier (Soldier: 76), and must defend the castle against everything Junkenstein throws at them.
Here’s the trailer for the event:
The Halloween update runs until November 1, so get those skins while you can! Just don’t spend money on the loot boxes, we can’t encourage that rubbish.