The Overwatch Halloween Terror 2020 event is live meaning fans can now enjoy the annual spooktober shenanigans. But, away from Halloween challenges and costumes designed to honour everything spooky and evil, it has also been announced that players can get skins for Mercy and Symmetra during October by watching Overwatch Contenders. Here you’ll discover what Contenders is and how to get the skins for Mercy and Symmetra.

For Overwatch players participating in the Halloween Terror event, the first week of challenges are Vengeful Ghost and Frenzied Stampede. The Halloween Terror event lasts until November 3rd, and there will be three sets of challenges during its duration with plenty of rewards.

While you won’t want to miss out on anything during the celebration of Halloween, below you’ll discover what Contenders is and how to get the skins for Mercy and Symmetra in October.

What is Overwatch Contenders?

Overwatch Contenders is a tournament series for professional players.

Regions include China, Europe, Korea, North and South America, and these regions all have Overwatch Contenders matches scheduled for October.

You can find the schedule and times for each region over on the league’s website.

Per the official website, each region has top teams show off their skills in two seasons per year, and each season includes Contenders Trials as well as single elimination tournaments and a Seasonal Playoff.

How to get Overwatch Contenders skins during October

You get the Overwatch Contenders skins for Mercy and Symmetra during October by watching 15-hours of live content.

It is required to watch seven hours of live Overwatch Contenders to get the skins for Symmetra, meanwhile you must watch a further seven to get the home and away kits for Mercy.

As for how your hours are counted, you must visit the competitive league’s official website and log into your Battle.net account.

While Mercy and Symmetra are the Overwatch Contender skins for October, there will be two different heroes spotlighted for each month during the Contenders season from now through 2021.

Check out Blizzard’s official post for more information.