Blizzard reveals more about what you can expect from and the Origins of Overwatch Uprising from April 11th to May 1st as well as releasing a new trailer providing a look at what you can expect from the limited time event.
From now until May 1st, you’ll have a chance to go back to an earlier time in Overwatch history. You’ll travel seven years into the past to experience Tracer’s first mission in a brand-new co-op brawl.
Michael Chu Lead Writer, Overwatch Explains a little more about what you can expect
We’ve also added more than 100 new Uprising Loot Box items that give you a glimpse at other heroes’ origins and backstories, including sprays that highlight key moments in our heroes’ histories, skins like Blackwatch McCree and Genji, Combat Medic Ziegler, Talon Widowmaker, and more.
When we started exploring ideas for our latest event, we saw there was a great opportunity to delve into the story and history of Overwatch. Specifically, we thought about the idea of origin stories. We saw a chance to go deeper into the history of the relationship between omnics and humans by exploring a flashpoint in that conflict. We also thought it’d be a great way to explain and explore why the King’s Row we see in the game today is the way it is. Finally, it gave us a chance to show Tracer’s first mission.
If you’re already familiar with the King’s Row map in Overwatch, a lot has changed over seven years. For the brawl, we’ve updated the overall art and mood to fit the setting of the omnic uprising. The omnic group known as Null Sector has occupied the city, and evidence of their presence can be seen all over. (We also had a lot of fun updating many of the art details throughout the map!)
But it’s not just the map that’s changed—our heroes have, too. Tracer is still a little nervous about stepping into her first mission as an Overwatch agent. We see Reinhardt in command of the Overwatch strike team with Torbjörn and Mercy as active members. Perhaps the biggest differences are in the characters of Jack Morrison and Gabriel Reyes (who’ll someday become Soldier: 76 and Reaper, respectively), who sound different than the heroes we know today.
For more information on the Origins of Overwatch Uprising jump over to the official PlayStation blog via the link below.
Source: PS Blog