Blizzard Entertainment’s explosive first-person shooter Overwatch is surprisingly the early unlock for next month’s Humble Monthly according to a post on the Humble Blog.

Humble Monthly is a subscription service run by Humble Bundle where gamers can grab a bunch of pretty cool games for the low price of $12/month. Each month usually contains eight or more games with a portion of the proceeds going to support a specific charity. One of the games is an “Early Unlock” that subscribers can get access to right away, and the title in the spotlight for October’s Humble Monthly is Overwatch.

If you’ve been living under a rock, Overwatch is a team-based first-person shooter created by Blizzard Entertainment, the fine folks behind the WarcraftStarcraft, and Diablo franchises. It currently features 28 unique heroes and three new heroes are added every year. The game’s professional league recently announced that eight new teams would be joining the pool for a total of twenty.

Additionally, beyond all this if you stay subscribed for November and December you’ll get bonus loot boxes to get new cosmetics in Loot Boxes.

September 2018’s Humble Monthly opened up with giving players a choice between two package options along with a bunch of other great games for the low price of twelve bucks a month:

Staxel still has a ways to go in development, but what’s already in the game is a bunch of fun for you and your friends.

Option 1

Staxel (Our Preview) is a crafting and farming game that mashes up some of the best elements of Minecraft and Stardew Valley into one unique package. Developed by Plukit and published by Humble Bundle, the game recently released its 1.3 Friendship Update.

Sniper Elite 4 (Our Review) is the latest game in the franchise of head poppers and show stoppers. There’s not much better than killing nazis at a distance with precision sniping, and Sniper Elite 4 delivers beautifully.

Tales of Berseria is the 16th entry into the long-running Tales series by Bandai Namco. The protagonist Velvet joins a band of pirates following a traumatic event three years in her past; you and her fellow crewmates will travel all over the kingdom of Midgand. This is a JRPG, so of course you can expect to get dozens of hours of playtime out of this fantastic game.

Option 2

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Our Review) is the second game in the Tomb Raider franchise’s most recent revival. Travel to Siberia in search of the mythical city of Kitezh and use all of the tools in your arsenal to uncover ancient mysteries and discover grand treasures.

Battle Chef Brigade is a longtime favorite of many here at TechRaptor and for good reason – it’s a whole bunch of fun!

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Battle Chef Brigade (Our Review) combines the fun of Iron Chef with Guardian Heroes-style gameplay. Battle chefs protect the populace from dangerous monsters while serving up their remains as delicious delicacies. Sharpen your knives, select from a range of great characters, and head out to be the best battle chef in the world!

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (Our Review) is an improved edition of the second game in the Darksiders franchise. Take on the mantle of Death, one of the four horseman of the apocalypse. Travel through Heaven, Earth, and Hell as you try to rescue your fellow rider War from an unseemly fate by restoring mankind to their former glory.

Ethereal is a puzzle game filled with delightfully abstract levels. Work your way through the game as it bends space in interesting ways, affecting either your character’s movement or the orientation of the level. This is one game that isn’t quite out yet, but it will be available sometime soon!

Figment is an action adventure game set within the mind where players will traverse abstract levels and combat nightmares. Join Dustry and his perky partner Piper as they solve puzzles and beat up the baddies of the mind in this colorful games! This game is currently on sale on Humble Bundle for 50% off, so it might not be a bad idea to pick it up anyways!

Zombie Night Terror is a zombie game with an interesting twist – you’re in command of the zombies! Send your undead legions out into the world so they can spread their terrible plague across the whole of humanity. Work your way through challenging levels as you bust down barricades and munch on survivors!

That’s it for last month’s Humble Monthly unlocks! If you’re keen on getting your hands on Overwatch as an early unlock, you can sign up for Humble Monthly right now for just $12/month to pick up a fantastic team shooter and a bunch of other great games that will be revealed later! And as a bonus, players who continue to subscribe will unlock extra loot boxes in November and December!

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What do you think of Overwatch being the early unlock for October 2018’s Humble Monthly? Are there any particular favorites in September’s games? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!