The Overwatch heroes have gone through a lot since the game’s launch.
The summer games, Halloween, Christmas, and Chinese New Year were all well regarded by its players but for the team at Blizzard it became pretty obvious that we wanted more. We wanted an event that wasn’t related to a real world holiday; something purely Overwatch lore – and Blizzard delivered with their new Uprising event.
In Overwatch’s new Uprising update you experience one of the biggest moments in Overwatch history before the program’s fall. In Uprising’s main mode you play as Tracer (on her first mission), Mercy, Reinhardt, and Torbjorn as they take on an important mission to stop an omnic uprising in King’s Row. In Uprising mode you essentially take on five waves of enemies with the final goal of stopping a group of robots and giving peace a chance.
Overwatch’s event not only comes with the Uprising arcade game which you can play as the four heroes mentioned above or as all heroes on Normal, Hard, Expert, or Legendary difficulty modes, but there is also a huge amount of new unlockable items to get. Some of the most notable are the 10 new skins such as Tracer’s Cadet Oxton skin, Widowmaker's Talon skin – which features Widowmaker before her awful experimentations – and Genji’s Blackwatch skin. There’s also a few new highlight intros, emotes, sprays, and voice lines to appreciate.
The new event is going on now until May 1st so snatch up as many loot boxes as you can to get all of your favourite items before they’re gone again or spend those precious coins you’ve been saving up for an occasion like this. Good luck fellow heroes!