- April 12, 2017
Overwatch Uprising – Just launched!
Blizzard’s Overwatch just launched it’s newest seasonal event, Uprising, live on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One versions of the game. This game update brings us new PvE content designed as a four man co-op brawl. Here’s more info about Overwatch Uprising.
In this event you’ll travel seven years into the past to experience Tracer’s first mission. This four player co-op event is set on the slightly modified King’s Row map. There are two versions of the battle. In the standard version, you can only choose from Reinhardt, Mercy, Tracer, and Torbjorn. In another version you can pick whoever your heart desires, and you can stack them too! Your squad of four will battle waves of Omnic extremists. The challenge contains several parts. In the first stage you need to disable some defense cannons. After you’ve done that, you’ll move on as a team to the payload position. There you must withstand a four minute barrage of attacks from more and more waves of mechs. Finally, once the payload is repaired, your mission is to escort it safely, and for this part you will have only 10 minutes. There are many achievements for you to get after you’ve successfully completed the mission. Also, there several levels of difficulty.
The Dev’s Speak!
In a developer update video, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan said that they have created Uprising in response to player feedback. Community has shown interest in more PvE content after positive response to the Halloween themed co-op mode, Junkenstein’s Revenge. Developers also aim to go extend the lore of the game and go deeper into characters’ backstories. To this cause, they’ve made a comic “Uprising”, while new lootboxes that are introduced with this event contain hints of characters dizzy pasts.
Aesthetic updates of the game include new skins. There are four agent skins for the standard roster for the co-op mission – Thorbjorn, Tracer, Reinhardt and Mercy. Also, there is a Widowmaker Talon skin, along with Genji and Mcree Blackwatch skins. Also, lootboxes contain more than 100 cosmetic items that you can earn.
Overwatch Uprising will be playable through May 2.
Blizzard has also released a new video that offers additional background info on Tracer’s first mission with the Overwatch team and the Omnic uprising. You can check out their new video below.
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