Overwatch's Summer Games is almost over; Next up... It's getting spooky

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Blizzard's hero shooter - Overwatch - is arguably one of the best competitive shooters of all time. It's been going for well over half a decade now and there's been a steady flow of seasonal events and lore-based activities throughout. If you're looking for more information about the next Overwatch event... We have everything you need to know.

NEXT EVENT - It's about to get spooky!

Overwatch's Summer Games is almost over and that means we're just a few weeks away from what we can all agree is the best seasonal event for cosmetics - Halloween Terror.

Overwatch's Halloween Terror Event always re-introduces Junkenstein's Revenge, a four-player PvE game mode, to Overwatch alongside Halloween Terror cosmetics that are all based on classic horror tropes. Sombra's Bride of Frankenstein skin, Roadhog's Frankenstein skin, and Winston's werewolf-inspired appearance are all examples of this.

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SOME OF THEM ARE JUST SPOOKY - They're not all Universal Horror Icons, okay?

Predicting the specific start date of the next Overwatch event is going to be tough, as the Overwatch team don't tell us anything until a few days before. However, looking at the last Halloween Terror events, they always appear in the first two weeks of October.

  • Halloween Terror 2016 - October 11th until November 1st
  • Halloween Terror 2017 - October 10th until November 2nd
  • Halloween Terror 2018 - October 10th until October 31st
  • Halloween Terror 2019 - October 15th until November 4th
  • Halloween Terror 2020 - October 13th until November 3rd
  • Halloween Terror 2021 - ?

If we were going to hazard a guess, though, we would suggest October 12th as the start date, which would mean it runs until November 2nd.

PAST EVENT - Ashe's Deadlock Challenge

Blizzard doesn't really offer people much time to prepare, do they? The next Overwatch event has been revealed to be Ashe's Deadlock Challenge. We're not fully sure on what this will entail just yet, but we can imagine it will offer players the chance to earn some cosmetics with a standard set of Event Challenges.

This means, it could be a situation of 3 Wins earns you a Player Icon, 6 Wins earns you a Spray, and 9 Wins earns you an Ashe Skin. At the moment, we don't have any more information than the following Teaser:

The next Overwatch Event, Ashe's Deadlock Challenge, starts on June 22.


PAST EVENT - 2021 Anniversary Event

It's time to celebrate! Overwatch's 2021 Anniversary Event started on May 18th!

As you might already know, this is a celebration of Overwatch as a whole and features a wide array of skins without any real theme. This means it has some of the best ones out there and we're due to receive more skins over the coming weeks

So far, all we know is when it's due to start and whatever we get to see in the short snippet from the announcement below:

From the video, it looks like Baptiste, Brigitte, and Pharah could be getting new skins. We also see all the Overwatch heroes dancing so if there's anyone without a Dance Emote, we should expect to see them get one of those.


Next Overwatch Event

Before we start, there are a few things that are worth mentioning about all Overwatch in-game events.

Every Overwatch event is on for three weeks and replaces standard loot boxes with Seasonal Loot Boxes that offer up the event-limited cosmetics.

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These include new skins, emotes, victory poses, highlight intros, and more. But, what's better is that all the old event-limited cosmetic items are available too!


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So, if you missed out on a Roadhog skin from last year, there's a chance you can get it this time around. Alternatively, you can spend in-game coins on event-limited cosmetics during the event like you can standard skins.

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We can't imagine Blizzard is going to change things for the next Overwatch event but we'll keep this updated as and when more information is revealed.