Wrecking Ball gets a jack-o’-lantern skin for Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event

He's not so cute now.

Image via Blizzard Entertainment

We’re just a handful of days away from Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and Blizzard has released yet another Halloween-inspired skin.

Jack-O’-Lantern Wrecking Ball will be a new skin available during the Halloween Terror event, the official Overwatch Twitter account revealed. The legendary skin transforms the originally cute-looking hamster into a very creepy creature with a jack-o’-lantern mech.

This is the fifth hero to receive a new skin for the upcoming event. While Spider Widowmaker was a tad underwhelming for some fans Friday, Blizzard unveiled a Headless Horseman type of attire with Enchanted Armor Pharah on Saturday. In addition to Widowmaker and Pharah, Doomfist and Moira also got some spooky-looking skins.

Skins are certainly important for a large portion of the OW player base, but many are more excited about the return of Junkenstein’s Revenge, a game mode that pits four players against zombies. Game director Jeff Kaplan also said there will be some changes to certain maps to fit with the holiday’s theme. And while nothing has been confirmed, it appears something will happen with Château Guillard.

“There’s a rumor among explorers about a monolithic lair home to terrifying horrors. Heroes, how will you prepare?” Blizzard posted from the Overwatch account on Monday, attached to a photo of the map’s mansion.

The Halloween Terror event goes live on Tuesday, Oct. 9, and it’ll continue until the holiday on Oct. 31.

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Associate editor. Co-host of the Ego Chall Podcast. Since discovering esports through the 2013 Call of Duty Championship, Preston has pursued a career in esports and journalism, most notably with Dot Esports. He graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2021.