Blizzard have revealed details for their titles this October 2017. The spookiest season of the year comes with new Halloween-themed events for all their current titles, including some extra goodies for BlizzCon 2017 attendees and Virtual Ticket holders.
Hallow’s End events will also be starting later this month for Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft, and Hearthstone, along with a new patch for Diablo III.
Full details of what’s coming in October down below:
BLIZZCON 2017 – IN-GAME BONUS ITEMS REVEALED
Every BlizzCon comes with a stash of in-game bonus items to attendees and Virtual Ticket holders to say “thanks!”. World of Warcraft players are already circling Stormwind and Orgrimmar on their BlizzCon mounts—and starting today, Overwatch and StarCraft II players can join in the celebration too.
Here’s what players get when they attend BlizzCon 2017 in person or when they order the BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket.
- Overwatch – BlizzCon 2017 Winston Skin – Live in-game starting today!
- StarCraft II – Junker SCV, Probe, and Drone Skins – Live in-game starting today!
- Heroes of the Storm – Nexus Razorback Mount, BlizzCon 2017 Banner, BlizzCon 2017 Portrait, and
- Cartoon Nexus Razorback Spray – Coming Soon
- Diablo III – Murkromancer Pet – Coming Soon
- Hearthstone – Mystery Goody – Coming Soon
- World of Warcraft – Stormwind Skychaser and Orgrimmar Interceptor mounts – In-game now
Starting today, BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket holders also get early access to the BlizzCon 2017 online merchandise sale on the Blizzard Gear Store. The public sale is scheduled to begin 18 October.
HALLOWEEN RETURNS TO OVERWATCH
11 October–1 November
The fright for the future is back! Starting today, the Overwatch Halloween Terror seasonal event returns for its second year. Players can explore the haunted streets of Eichenwalde and Hollywood, expand their collection of Halloween seasonal cosmetics, and team up to fight the forces of evil in two PvE brawls—Junkenstein’s Revenge and the all-new Junkenstein Endless brawl featuring a different cast of heroes.
Players can also unlock their favourite Halloween-themed items from last year along with over 50 new tantalising treats, including legendary skins like Corsair Ana, Van Helsing McCree, Dragon Symmetra, and Cultist Zenyatta.
HEROES OF THE STORM – HALLOW’S END
18 October–14 November
Hallow’s End is coming back to the Nexus, complete with spooky new skins, emoji packs, a new themed Loot Chest, and an updated Hallow’s End Quest that rewards a spray, banner, and portrait! To help bring even more mayhem to the season, a new Hero is joining the battle: Overwatch’s explosives-obsessed Junkrat!
Specialising in demolitions and chaos, Junkrat, is gearing up to bring his own personal brand of bedlam to the Nexus. Get all the information and gameplay tips on the newest Assassin Hero, Junkrat, Junker Demolitionist.
In addition, here are some of the treats Heroes of the Storm players can unwrap during the event:
- New Skins: Fallen Junkrat, Dr. Wolf & Stein Greymane, Vampire Hunter V, Phantom Stallion, Spectral Stallion, Bewitched Brightwing, Paper Bag Gazlowe, Garden Shambler Murky, Creepie Chromie, Pumpkin Cho’gall
- New Skin Variations: Scarecrow Xul, Vampire Slayer Valla, Crimson Count Arthas, High Gravity Zarya, Pirate Queen Cassia, Dragon Genji, Oni Genji
- Hallow’s End Emoji Packs
- Hallow’s End Quest: Play 2 games to earn the Cartoon Headless Horseman Spray, 8 games to unlock the Hallow’s End Warcrest Banner, and 15 to score the Headless Horseman Portrait before the event concludes in November.
Once Hallow’s End begins, all Loot Chests you earn through progression (except Hero-specific Chests) will be replaced with Hallow’s End Loot Chests. Weekly Brawl Rewards earned after 20 October until the event concludes will also award one Hallow’s End Chest. These special event Loot Chests will now guarantee at least one of the limited-time Hallow’s End items—which include portraits, sprays, skins, and mounts! More details on the event blog here.
WORLD OF WARCRAFT – HALLOW’S END
19 October–1 November
The Headless Horseman is back! Hallow’s End returns to Azeroth for another season of Tricky Treats, costumes, mischief, and for the lucky few, a chance to claim the steed of the Headless Horseman.
The Headless Horseman will be making his home at the Scarlet Monastery this year, and players will be able to trade their Tricky Treats for new costumes, a new pet, and new pointy hats—the perfect accessory to round out any Hallow’s End party ensemble.
More details to come—in the meantime, players should mark their calendars for next Thursday and practice their bucket-throwing skills.
HEARTHSTONE – HALLOW’S END AT THE INN
Coming later this month
The Innkeeper will be hosting a Hallow’s End–themed event with special emotes, festively decorated boards, and a special Arena event with Hallow’s End–themed heroes. Stay tuned for more details.
DIABLO III – PATCH 2.6.1
Coming Soon – Now on PTR
In the upcoming Patch 2.6.1, some classes will be tweaked and adjusted, with several sets, items, and skills get balancing modifications.
The patch is coming soon, and it will be a great time to jump back in—especially if you’ve got a special place in your heart for skills like Whirlwind, Frozen Orb, and Exploding Palm.
It’s not too late to get your BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Tickets. Grab yours and your bonus in-game goodies for 2017!