Overwatch 2 screenshot of the Cursed Captain Reaper Legendary skin that's being given away for free

[Update #2]: Overwatch 2's Halloween Terror update has now arrived alongside a brand new co-op mission and sadly only three new legendary skins.

[Update]: Unfortunately, Overwatch 2 will only be making balance changes at the start of each two-month season.

Thanks to the server-related bugs, lengthy queue times, problems with the mobile authentication system and even heroes randomly locking themselves, Overwatch 2's launch has not exactly gone by smoothly. So in order to apologize for all of the problems, Blizzard is now planning a small giveaway.

First and foremost, all players who log in between October 25th and the end of Season 1 will be granted the new Cursed Captain Reaper Legendary skin and the rather appropriate Health Pack Weapon Charm pictured below. All you have to do is simply launch Overwatch 2 while the promotion is active and both items will be yours - no further steps required.

Overwatch 2 health pack weapon charm that's being given away

Additionally, Blizzard is planning to run several double experience weekends. The exact dates have yet to be announced, though I can only imagine one will coincide with the Halloween Terror update on October 25th. That said, experience gains in Overwatch 2 are fairly high as is thanks to the daily and weekly quests, so don't to be too concerned if you end up skipping any of the boosts. Even if you miss all of them you should still have more than enough time to complete the Battle Pass.

The final thing worth mentioning is that Blizzard is currently tracking all of the known issues over at the official forums. So if you run into any problems, make sure to give the list a quick peek before going through the trouble of detailing what happened as it's possible that Blizzard is already well aware of it.

Once the Halloween Terror event goes live, or Blizzard announces anything else of note, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, I'd highly recommend giving Overwatch 2 a try if you haven't already. As I've detailed throughout my review, it might be a terrible sequel, but it's a still a highly entertaining game - and an entirely free one at that!