The Overwatch 'Halloween Terror' event returns next week

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October is now upon us, and that means that Halloween will soon be here—and that means that the Overwatch Halloween Terror event is just about ready to begin: Blizzard announced today that this year's festivities will begin on October 10, and run until November 2. 

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This year's Halloween Terror will feature "spooky new content," although what exactly the Overwatch team will be handing out at the door remains under wraps for now. Last year, Blizzard replaced the game's loot boxes with glowing jack-o-lanterns, and rolled out more than 100 new cosmetic items including skins, sprays, profile icons, emotes, and more, and also debuted the first-ever PvE Brawl, Junkenstein's Revenge. I'll be surprised if we don't see something very comparable this year. 

That's all we've got for now, but we'll have a full and proper reveal for you when the Halloween Terror event goes live on October 10. 

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.