Take A Dive into Overwatch’s History, Join the Uprising

Just days after Blizzard’s latest event details were leaked we have the official announcement of an all new event coming to their competitive FPS, Overwatch, Uprising.

Join Tracer on her very first mission in a new cooperative brawl that is set in Kings Row, seven years ago in the Overwatch timeline, and unlock pieces of the past with over 100 themed Loot Box items including skins, highlight intros, emotes, sprays, and more.

This event lets players dive into the rich lore of the Overwatch universe, taking us back to the time when Tracer first joined the field agents in their brawl against the Omnic uprising. The story is mostly revolving around a pivotal moment in the history, from before the fall of Overwatch, and  also lets us dive into official Overwatch agent skins and emotes, which is something you shouldn’t miss out on!

The event is live and booming but will end on the 1 May 2016, so be sure to grab all the loot you can and enjoy the new experience while you can. A word of advice; save all your in-game credits to spend at the end of the event as you never know what drops you might find.

The skins and lootbox goodies are from the earliest eras of Overwatch and allow players to unlock a piece of the past, such as Genji’s Blackwatch skin, Talon Widowmaker, Blackwatch McCree, Combat Medic Ziegler, Tracer’s Cadet Oxton skin, and more. So, boot up your game and start grinding those levels till you get some fancy drops.

Join a strike team of Overwatch agents, including the newest recruit, Tracer as they undertake a vital mission to stop an omnic uprising in King’s Row. Drop into the action and play as one of the four charged with completing this critical objective.

Be sure to check out the short King’s Row Uprising Origin Story below:

Eventually, we could start to see a more storyline focused event in the future, depending on how well received this is from the community. With Blizzard being synonymous with rich and storied lore for their titles, it’s about time that we got some more in-depth history of the popular title and I for one cannot wait to see what stories might unfold in the timeline.