It seems the leaks were correct. Overwatch’s latest event, titled Overwatch Uprising, was revealed on the game’s blog yesterday. This event allows players to play in the new brawl which sees Reinhardt, Mercy, Torbjorn and Tracer (in her first ever mission) as they fight against an uprising (get it?!) of omnics known as Null Sector.
“To defeat this new threat, you’ll need to work together with your team, developing new strategies and adapting on the fly as the seemingly unstoppable force continues its assault. The robots of Null Sector will stop at nothing—so you and your fellow agents need to be prepared for anything.”
As is always the way with an Overwatch event new skins are available for a limited time. You can see some in the GIF above. These are unlockable in the Uprising Loot Boxes, which have replaced the standard loot boxes. These Uprising boxes will be around from now until May 1st when the even stops. Anything you unlock during the event is obviously yours to keep forever.
Throughout the event, the Overwatch social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)will be explaining more of the story relating to Uprising. All we know is that Uprising takes places 7 years ago during a pivotal point during Overwatch’s history.
Will you be playing this event? What do you think of the new skins? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, or tweet me @bulletin_ben!