UPDATE 10/17: Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan has confirmed that Blizzard is fixing the Ashe Halloween skin. Original story follows.
While it came a little bit later in the month than usual, Blizzard has finally kicked off the Overwatch Halloween 2019 event, complete with a slew of new cosmetics for fans of the hero-shooter to collect. The new Overwatch Halloween cosmetics of course include new skins, with many heroes on the roster getting new looks for Halloween. Damage character Ashe is one character to get a new skin for the Overwatch Halloween event, but her legendary-tier Warlock Ashe skin may actually make her a more difficult her to play in the game.
As pointed out by Reddit user DanyDidNothingWrong, the new Overwatch Halloween skin for Ashe makes her scope more difficult to use effectively, as its much brighter than her default scope. The bright scope on the Warlock Ashe skin gives players less visibility when aiming down the sights, and since Ashe is primarily a sniper, this can make using her in the game much more frustrating than it would be otherwise.
Some Overwatch players dump a bunch of money into loot boxes during events so that they can unlock as many of the new skins as possible, so it stands to reason that some of these players may be upset to find that Ashe's new Halloween skin actually makes her more difficult to play. Luckily, there doesn't seem to be any major issues with the other Overwatch Halloween 2019 skins, so fans can collect and equip those with no worries.
New skins aren't the only thing that Overwatch players have to look forward to during the ongoing Halloween Terror 2019 event. There's also the Junkenstein's Revenge mode, which is a wave-based co-op mode that offers a much different type of experience than the standard Overwatch PvP modes. Like the new Halloween skins, Junkenstein's Revenge will only be available in the game until Halloween Terror wraps up on November 4, so those interested should be sure to try it while they can.
Overwatch events are always an exciting time for fans, though it's hard to deny that this year's event is being overshadowed by the ongoing Blizzard Hong Kong controversy. Blizzard's banning of a pro Hearthstone player for speaking out in favor of the liberation of Hong Kong from China has sparked widespread outrage to the point that Blizzard canceled the Overwatch Switch launch party that was planned in New York. BlizzCon 2019 is right around the corner, with pro-Hong Kong protests planned, so it will be interesting to see how Blizzard may try to appease angry fans.
Overwatch is out now for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.