Overwatch 2 Wrath of the Bride Halloween event: Start date, game mode, skins, more

Halloween is almost here, and Blizzard are celebrating by bringing back the Junkenstein’s Revenge event, this time called Wrath of the Bride. Here’s everything we know about the event so far, including the start date,

It’s the time of year when almost all of the major live service games drop their Halloween events, such as Fortnite’s Fortnitemares, GTA’s Judgement Day, and Apex’s Fight or Fright. Of course, the newly-released Overwatch 2 will be joining in on the fun.

The classic Junkenstein’s Revenge event returns in October 2022, this time called Wrath of the Bride. Here’s everything we know about it, including the start and end date, as well as the game mode and skins.

Overwatch 2 Wrath of the Bride Halloween event start date

Overwatch 2’s Junkenstein’s Revenge: Wrath of the Bride Halloween event runs from October 25 until November 8, as revealed by the Season 1 Battle Pass trailer.

This two-week event will go right through Halloween, and Season 2 is set to arrive only a month after it concludes.

Overwatch 2 Wrath of the Bride event game mode & map

Blizzard haven’t explained how Overwatch 2’s Halloween LTM will work, but with it being called Junkenstein’s Revenge again, it’s more than likely a new iteration of the PVE Junkenstein’s Revenge game mode.

PVE arrives in Overwatch 2 in 2023, and Junkenstein’s Revenge is set to be a taste of what’s to come. The original mode had four heroes taking on waves of Omnic zombies, but we’ll need to wait and see what Blizzard have cooked up for Overwatch 2.

The Battle Pass trailer also teased that Sombra will be the titular bride of the event, so she may be one of the bosses players will battle.

As for the map, it appears Overwatch players might be fighting in Aldersbrunn again with its spooky medieval castle setting, but it could be overhauled from when it last appeared in Overwatch.

Overwatch 2 Wrath of the Bride Halloween event skins

New Overwatch 2 characters in wrath of the bride halloween event

As revealed through Blizzard’s promotional images of Overwatch 2’s Wrath of the Bride, we can see that new heroes Kiriko, Sojourn, and Junker Queen are receiving new skins in the Halloween event.

We can see Kiriko will be getting a witch skin, Junker Queen will receive what looks like a Mad Max executioner-style outfit, and Soujourn gets a noir detective outfit. There might be even more skins for the rest of the roster, but Blizzard haven’t revealed them yet.

How these skins will be unlocked is still to be revealed as well. They could either be bought through the store or unlocked through an event-specific Battle Pass — we’ll have to wait and see.

For more on Overwatch 2, be sure to check out how to get the free Cursed Captain Reaper Legendary skin.

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