Blizzcon 2017 is just around the corner and Blizzard has recently shared their schedule for the event. They plan to put up panels for their iconic games like “World of Warcraft,” “Hearthstone,” and “Overwatch.” That said, they have plenty of things in store for their fans. Many players are wondering what new updates the developers have in store, and it seems like Blizzard has one giant surprise during the “Overwatch” panel.

A giant loot box

“Overwatch” has plenty of unlockable cosmetics for each character in the game. These customizable options range from voice lines, skins, highlight intros, victory poses, and more.

Now, there are only two ways to unlock them: through credits or by loot boxes. Credits are the in-game currency you unlock if you earn duplicate cosmetics via loot boxes. You can choose to purchase whatever you want, but many players usually reserve credits for seasonal events.

The other option is that loot boxes can be bought with real money or earned by leveling up. There’s always a moment of excitement before opening a loot box because you never really know what’s inside. Blizzard will be opening a giant loot box on stage during the game’s panel at BlizzCon 2017. Their event schedule specifically teases that their “intrepid hosts will attempt to unravel the mystery behind the gigantic loot box” that has made its way to the stage.

While we don’t know what’s inside, we can assume that it could be news for a major game update.

Seasonal event coming next week

On a different note, Blizzard has revealed a short teaser for the new event coming next week. Titled "Halloween Terror 2017," players will get the chance to collect some new skins and play the new seasonal brawl.

Last year, characters like Mercy, Junkrat, Reaper, and Roadhog were the poster heroes for the event. Halloween Terror was arguably the best event in the game last year, so we might get some pretty cool stuff this year as well. Blizzard has already shared two new skins for Reaper and Junkrat.

Meanwhile, it also seems like Junkenstein’s Revenge will be returning this year as well.

The last seasonal brawl introduced the first PvE mode where a group of four players had to defend Eichenwalde Castle from robot omnics. Aside from the minions, the players also had to fight against several bosses like Junkrat, Roadhog, and Mercy. Since it was such a popular seasonal brawl, it’s only fitting that Blizzard will bring it back this year.