Overwatch brings back Halloween today but cancels the Nintendo Switch launch event


For those who have not joined in the Blizzard boycott and are still playing Overwatch, the next few hours are going to be mighty interesting. Today will mark the return of the game’s Halloween Terror event and the arrival of the multiplayer shooter to the Nintendo Switch console.

Details on what’s new or returning for this year’s Halloween event are sparse at the time of this writing, but we do know that it will arrive today, October 15th. There are likely new skins and other cosmetic shinies waiting in the wings, like one apparent emote where Zenyatta’s feet actually touch the ground.

Information on the Nintendo Switch launch, mercifully, is more robust: A website posting provides hard details on the game’s launch timing for various time zones, information on how to install the game on the system, and a word of encouragement that support is standing by in case any troubleshooting needs to happen. Overwatch will officially arrive today, October 15th, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. A launch event to celebrate the Nintendo Switch launch was planned in New York City for this coming Wednesday, October 16th, but that has since been cancelled. That probably has almost nothing to do with a revolution of our age, surely.

sources: Twitter (1, 2), official site, thanks to Danny and Tracy for the tip!
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