Halloween is here and better than ever, this time providing for gamers perhaps the most treats ever outside of the holiday season. From popular shooters like Overwatch to multiplayer online battle arenas like Heroes of the Storm, this Halloween is sure to be a delight no matter what one’s preference of genre is.
As in any festivity, one must dress the part in order to fully embrace the essence of the celebration. Each game on the following list of best Halloween skins in gaming fully captures that, crafting costumes for playable characters in order for all fans to witness what the spookiest day in October truly is.
One will find costumes here that are inventive, taking a page from a character’s origins, say, and making good use of fairy tales or fables from wherever they may be from. This is exemplified in the case of Mei from Overwatch, as the game’s annual Halloween Terror event allows players to randomly obtain a skin of the ice-wielder that makes a direct reference to the Chinese hopping vampire, otherwise known as the jiangshi.
One will also find costumes that are unique and unexpected, choosing to embrace a specific theme rather than take on a more generic Halloween celebration. In Black Desert Online, for example, players can obtain Angelic Queen and Demonic Queen outfits after completing a new quest line set in the vein of Alice in Wonderland. This may be the closest players ever get to playing an MMO set through the looking glass, so they might as well do so while dressed to the nines.
All in all, skins are meant to add an element of customization to the game. They make the gameplay experience just a little more engaging, embracing the spirit of whatever the occasion to allow players to have more fun. After all, that’s what gaming’s all about, right?
Overwatch - Jiangshi Mei
Mei's Halloween Terror 2017 skin pays a clever homage to the ice-wielder's country of origin, as jiangshi are Chinese hopping vampires. The inclusion of this skin keeps in line with the festivities and stays true to the game's overarching theme of fair cultural representation.