The “Overwatch” annual Halloween Terror event will be held from October 10 to November 2. The developer also released a short teaser video for the upcoming event which features the new skin for the hero McCree. The “Overwatch” Halloween Terror is expected to bring new skins and game modes related to Halloween. According to a report by Dot Esports, a Reddit user under the name “Mnemosynaut” has leaked a series of new skins for the upcoming event.

Leaked skins

The leaked skins were for the heroes Mei, Zenyatta, Symmetra, and Reaper. Based on the leak, the skin for Mei is referenced to a Jiang Shi, a reanimated corpse in Chinese legends and folklore.

Jiang Shi’s are hopping vampires, but it is often mistaken for a zombie. Zenyatta’s skin features a purple theme with an octopus-like head. Some players believe that it is a Cthulhu skin. Cthulhu is an extraterrestrial entity created by the writer H. P. Lovecraft, and it was first introduced in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu."

How much are the skins?

Symmetra’s skin is probably the coolest. It features a demonic dragon-woman theme fully covered with shiny scales and glowing eyes. The Reaper skin, on the other hand, is not that scary it only features a weird skull helmet. These “Overwatch” skins are expected to cost 3,000 coins each, so players who are interested should better start saving now.

Players’ who wants to purchase the older skins would only have to pay 1,000 coins.

Changes on ‘Overwatch’ PTR

In other “Overwatch” news, Blizzard Entertainment made a few changes to the support hero Mercy on the game’s Public Test Realm. The developer noticed that Mercy’s Resurrect ability is too powerful when it is paired with the new ultimate ability called Valkyrie.

The update removed the instant reboot cooldown of the Resurrect ability when Valkyrie is activated.

Nerfed abilities of Mercy

Mercy’s Resurrect has a 10-second cooldown when the Valkyrie is active. The developer found out that the 10-second cooldown was too quick, and decided to increase to 30 seconds instead. In exchange for Mercy’s nerf, the developer lengthened the cast range of the Resurrect ability.

According to a report by PC Gamer, the usual cast range has been doubled so that Mercy can revive teammates without going to the frontlines. Mercy is probably the most-picked Support hero in “Overwatch,” but other support heroes might get more picks once the nerfs will go live soon.