Blizzard’s Halloween events are here including new Overwatch skins

It’s the Halloween season, and Blizzard is adding spooky elements to its games including Overwatch. BlizzCon 2017 attendees and Virtual Ticket holders will also be getting new in-game items like Overwatch BlizzCon 2017 Winston skin and three new skins for StarCraft II. Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft, and Hearthstone will have Hallow’s End events later this month. Additionally, there will also be a new Diablo III patch with updates for several classes.

Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017

The Halloween Terror event starts from October 10th to November 1st and features over 50 new seasonal items like new skins, intros and emotes. New skins include Dracula Reaper, Dragon Symmetra, Totally ’80s Zarya, and Van Helsing McCree. In addition, there is a PvE brawl, Junkenstein’s Revenge. A new endless mode has been added with a leaderboard that honors the players who can last the longest against the evil doctor.

Cultist Zenyatta

One of my favorite new Halloween skins for Overwatch is Cultist Zenyatta. Cthulhu should be very happy with this one.


Dragon Symmetra

My second favorite new skin is Dragon Symmetra, and yes, this is by far my favorite skin from the character.

Totally ’80s Zarya

There’s something about the ’80s going along well with Halloween, and Zarya seems to think so with her Totally ’80s skin.

Viking Torbjorn

Dracula Reaper

Jiangshi Mei

Van Helsing McCree

Corsair Ana

BlizzCon 2017 In-game Bonus Items

Starting today, Overwatch and StarCraft II will have BlizzCon 2017 bonus items, with other games getting them later. Here’s the list:

  • Overwatch – BlizzCon 2017 Winston Skin ­­– Live in-game starting today!
  • StarCraft II – Junker SCV, Probe, and Drone Skins – Live in-game starting today!
  • Heroes of the Storm – Nexus Razorback Mount, BlizzCon 2017 Banner, BlizzCon 2017 Portrait, and Cartoon Nexus Razorback Spray – Coming Soon
  • Diablo III – Murkromancer Pet – Coming Soon
  • Hearthstone – Mystery Goody – Coming Soon
  • World of Warcraft – Stormwind Skychaser and Orgrimmar Interceptor mounts – In-game now

If you are a BlizzCon attendee or Virtual Ticket holder, you can get early access to the BlizzCon 2017 items on the Blizzard Gear Store today. It will be available to the public starting October 17.

Heroes of the Storm – Hallow’s End

October 17-November 14

Heroes of the Storm’s Halloween event will include new skins, emoji packs, new themed Loot Chest and an updated Hallow’s End Quest with a spray, banner and portrait rewards. To sweeten it all, Overwatch’s Junkrat will be joining as a new Hero.

Here’s a list of some of the new items:

  • New Skins: Fallen Junkrat, Dr. Wolf & Stein Greymane, Vampire Hunter V, Phantom Stallion, Spectral Stallion, Bewitched Brightwing, Paper Bag Gazlowe, Garden Shambler Murky, Creepie Chromie, Pumpkin Cho’gall
  • New Skin Variations: Scarecrow Xul, Vampire Slayer Valla, Crimson Count Arthas, High Gravity Zarya, Pirate Queen Cassia, Dragon Genji, Oni Genji
  • Hallow’s End Emoji Packs
  • Hallow’s End Quest: Play 2 games to earn the Cartoon Headless Horseman Spray, 8 games to unlock the Hallow’s End Warcrest Banner, and 15 to score the Headless Horseman Portrait before the event concludes in November.

Once Hallow’s End begins, all Loot Chests you earn through progression (except Hero-specific Chests) will be replaced with Hallow’s End Loot Chests. Weekly Brawl Rewards earned after October 20 until the event concludes will also award one Hallow’s End Chest. These special event Loot Chests will now guarantee at least one of the limited-time Hallow’s End items—which include portraits, sprays, skins, and mounts! Check out our event preview blog for more information.

World of Warcraft – Hallow’s End

October 18–November 1

The Headless Horseman is returning, and he’ll be setting up at the Scarlet Monastery. Players can trade Tricky Treats for new costumes, a new pet and pointy hats starting next Wednesday.

Hearthstone – Hallow’s End at the Inn

Coming later this month

The Hallow’s End-themed event will feature special emotes, festively decorated boards and an Arena event filled with Hallow’s End-themed heroes.

Diablo III Patch 2.6.1

Coming Soon – Now on PTR

Patch 2.6.1 will include tweaks and adjustments to several sets, items and skills for the classes.

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