Overwatch’s Halloween event is once again in full swing, with the return of the Junkenstein’s Revenge mode and new seasonal cosmetics to collect. While Blizzard does seem to be losing favor with players over recent decisions made, the Overwatch Halloween Terror event is apparently going strong.
Although the majority of Overwatch Halloween skins and cosmetics are unlocked either by loot box luck or direct in-game purchase, Blizzard is allowing players to earn three sets of cosmetics on their own. Currently, Overwatch players can unlock the Inferno Junkrat skin as well as the Inferno Junkrat spray and player icon simply by winning games.
Next week, the Overwatch Halloween event will transition over to Vampire Baptiste. Between October 22 and October 28, players will be able to unlock similar items to the Interno Junkrat selection, only themed around Vampire Baptiste.
Unlocking Vampire Baptiste items is fairly straightforward. To unlock the Vampire Player Icon, players need to win 3 games. To unlock the Vampire spray they need to win 6 games. And to unlock the Vampire Baptiste skin for use in Overwatch, players need to win 9 games.
For those Overwatch players who might be concerned about the prospect of winning 9 games in an experience that can get very competitive, there are three modes to choose from. By winning games in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade, players will earn credit towards the icon, spray, and skin.
The Vampire Baptiste is arguably one of the less appealing of the Halloween skins added to Overwatch. Where the new Widowmaker Halloween skin turns the sniper into a scorpion-esque figure, this Vampire Baptiste look is more of a palette swap with some small details. His eyes glow and there are a few particle effects, but it’s easy to see why this is one of the free offerings.
While past Overwatch Halloween events have typically been a big deal for the player base, it will be interesting to see how many players interact with this year’s version. Activision Blizzard has been facing a lot of criticism for the way it handled Hearthstone player Blitzchung, and many are turning their back on the company as a result. It may now be a hard prospect to convince players to invest money, and more importantly time, in a product from a company they have lost faith in.
The Overwatch Halloween Terror Event ends on November 4, 2019