Blizzard has confirmed the date for the Overwatch Halloween 2019 event, and below you can find the time for when it’ll likely start.
Overwatch has come to Nintendo Switch today and the murmurings about the game’s Halloween event launching simultaneously have been proven true by Blizzard themselves. The game’s Halloween event was announced for October 15th on Twitter last night, and the time it’ll probably start is 19:00 BST (11:00 PST).
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Overwatch Halloween Terror 2019 begins October 15. pic.twitter.com/3v5UvAr2PY
The Overwatch Halloween event will run from October 15th until November 4th. No other official details have been announced by Blizzard as of yet, but fans can expect spooky-themed skins and maps.
Overwatch is currently in a lot of hot bother with the gaming community attempting to get it and other Blizzard products banned by China through making popular character Mei a Hong Kong resistance symbol. However, away from all that controversy, players are simply looking forward to the game’s release on Nintendo Switch, as well as the start of Blizzard’s highly-anticipated Halloween 2019 event on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
October is the month of all things scary and spooky (just ask us Brits with Brexit), and Overwatch has tended to celebrate the occasion in the past through new costumes and maps. No one knows what the skins will be for this year, but there’s five in particular fans are dying for.
There’s no official start date and time for the event as of writing (it’s notably later than prior years), but the aforementioned information may have been revealed on Reddit.
Overwatch Halloween event release date
The Overwatch Halloween event release date for PS4, Xbox One and PC is Tuesday, October 15th according to a supposed retailer on Reddit.
While unofficial, this does align with a recent tease by the game’s lead producer Matthew Hawley. In an interview with Eurogamer, Hawley stated that October 15th is when the Overwatch servers will go live on Nintendo Switch as well as see “some other fun stuff.”
Hawley was tight-lipped about what this “fun stuff” will turn out to be, but he did suggest that his tease connects to seasonal events and thus we can assume Halloween.
If the Overwatch Halloween event does officially kick off tomorrow, then fans can probably expect to start enjoying it at 19:00 BST (when Overwatch becomes playable on the Nintendo Switch).