The new Overwatch Uprising event is now live, complete with new skins
Blizzard have been teasing it for the past week and now the new Overwatch Uprising event has gone live.
Featuring a ton of new content and a special new co-op brawl, the Uprising update also provides gamers with a new type of event that focuses on the game's lore, instead of something found on the calender.
Starting today, all in-game Loot Boxes have been replaced with Overwatch Uprising Loot Boxes and now include Mercy’s "Combat Medic Ziegler" and Tracer’s "Cadet Oxton" skins, "Talon Widowmaker," "Blackwatch Genji," "Blackwatch McCree," and more.
As with our previous events, any Loot Boxes you earn or purchase will contain at least one skin, highlight intro, emote, spray, or player icon from the Overwatch Uprising collection.
While the contents of each Uprising Loot Box are random, Blizzard have confirmed that you can unlock a variety of these cosmetic customization options with credits in the Hero Gallery throughout the event's duration.
“Get ready for the ultimate recall,” a message from Blizzard teases.
“Our latest seasonal event turns back the clock, giving you the chance to relive a pivotal moment in Overwatch history.
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Blackwatch Genji – as seen in the Uprising comic
“Explore the stories behind some of your favorite heroes, unlock pieces of the past with over 100 declassified Loot Box items, or suit up with your friends and join Tracer on her very first mission in a brand-new cooperative brawl.
“It's time to rewind the future. Welcome to Overwatch Uprising!”
The new Overwatch Uprising content is available to collect until May 1, Blizzard have also revealed that they will be releasing more of the game’s history and lore over Twitter and Facebook in the coming days.
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“From now until May 1, you and three friends must journey seven years into the past, joining forces as Tracer, Torbjörn, Reinhardt, and Mercy to quell an uprising on the streets of King’s Row.
“A group of omnic separatists known as Null Sector has overwhelmed the area, and you must defeat the robots to liberate the city. The future depends on you.”
Overwatch fans were given their first taste of the new Omnic Crisis in-game event, which appears to be called Insurrection.
Skins and other items have leaked ahead of the start of the Overwatch Insurrection event, which was expected to have a 6pm start time on April 11.