Overwatch’s latest event takes us back to simpler times: when robots tried to take over London. Ah, the good ol’ days.
The event is called Uprising, and it adds a new co-op brawl (think: the Junkenstein’s Revenge Halloween event) about Tracer’s first mission. Here’s Blizzard’s description of the brawl:
“Journey seven years into the past and join a group of Overwatch agents fighting through the streets of King’s Row to quell an uprising led by Null Sector, a rogue group of omnics. Team up with your friends and play as Tracer, Torbjörn, Reinhardt, or Mercy to defeat the robots and liberate the city. There are no reinforcements. Failure is not an option. The future depends on you.”
And here’s a video:
Jeff From The Overwatch Team added that there’s a second version of the brawl in which you can play as any hero you want. “We heard after the Junkenstein event that a lot of people wanted to play with any hero they wanted,” he said. “So we’re giving you sort of two versions: the intended version, but also the super fun play-whoever-you-want version.”
The event also adds over 100 new cosmetic items. These include classic Overwatch uniform skins, as well as Hotwatc— I mean Blackwatch Genji.
Here are just a handful of them:
Also, please enjoy this extremely good D.Va highlight intro:
Outside the event, this update also adds a Lucio overhaul that’s been in testing for quite a while. In short, the range on his healing has been drastically decreased, but it’s much more powerful, forcing you to stay on your toes, but also allowing you to be a more focused, active healer.
Uprising runs from now until May 1. Get to it.