Overwatch Halloween Terror 2021: Junkenstein's Revenge is available now

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Overwatch's next seasonal event is available right now! Halloween Terror 2021 has started and we have everything you need to know about this spooky event below. Happy hunting, heroes!

UPDATE - Junkenstien's Revenge is here!

You know what time it is! It's time for another year of Halloween Terror and Junkenstein's Revenge - why change what isn't broken, right?

There's a selection of new skins to unlock, Halloween Terror Loot Boxes to open, and a new Weekly Challenge to complete.

For Week One, all you need to do is win nine games in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade and you'll unlock Skeleton Genji!

Overwatch Halloween Terror Weekly Challenges
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WEEK ONE - Skeleton Genji is up for grabs

Overwatch Halloween Terror Start Date

Overwatch Halloween Terror will begin on Tuesday, 12 October. There has not been an official start time given quite yet but we'll keep you up to date with the latest info in regards to that.

We only received the official word that Halloween Terror on Sunday as the tweet was sent to confirm the start date. In the short teaser, we get a look at what seems to be a Pennywise the Clown inspired Roadhog skin.


New Year, Same Stuff?

While the Overwatch community will be happy that the event is taking place, it's hard to ignore some of the pleas for more original content. In response to the above tweet, many fans expressed their desire for something other than Junkensteins Revenge and a heavily monetised set of skins.

It remains to be seen whether or not this year Halloween Terror event does anything majorly different from previous years. In what has already been a turbulent and eye-opening year for Blizzard as a whole, it's possible that content like this was just not a priority.

Overwatch Halloween Terror Mercy Skin
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With Overwatch 2 development seemingly stagnant and the current games community still swelling, the question will be asked about how much longer the community needs to wait for entirely new features beyond event-based content.

Hopefully, the Halloween Terror event delivers something that players can get behind and enjoy for its duration. For all of the background noise going on about a new game, Overwatch still delivers a fantastic and enjoyable setting for any competitive FPS fan.