Blizzard has revealed that the following Overwatch occasion can be referred to as Storm Rising.
According to a post on the Blizzard Twitter account, Storm Rising will run from April 16 to May 6. Much like earlier occasions Retribution and Uprising, this can be a lore-based occasion that may seemingly contain a PvE mode that sees gamers compete in opposition to waves of bots throughout numerous issue modes. However, Blizzard has not confirmed the total content material featured included on this occasion at the moment.
However, the corporate’s Twitter announcement mixed with a current mysterious weblog submit does trace at what’s to come back. It appears like Storm Rising will happen in Havana, Cuba throughout a Category three storm. Based on hints offered up to now, the idea is that this mission will see Tracer, Mercy, Winston, Genji, and Soldier 76 try to takedown (or seize) Doomfist’s accountant, Maximilian. It’s not clear if all of these characters can be playable within the upcoming occasion’s rumored new mode.
If earlier occasions are certainly a sign of what to anticipate, although, then Storm Rising ought to embrace new skins and different recent cosmetics that can be launched by way of particular new loot bins. It’s additionally value noting that the map featured within the final such Overwatch occasion was ultimately changed into a multiplayer map for Overwatch. It’s solely doable, then, that Havana would be the subsequent Overwatch map sooner or later.
This new occasion will little doubt be welcomed by Overwatch followers. Overwatch has by no means utilized the season go fashion of content material featured in battle royales and different multiplayer video games. While that does imply that anybody who purchases the sport will get all of its important content material without cost, it additionally implies that followers have historically needed to wait only a bit longer for occasions.
Of course, Blizzard has discovered methods to pad Overwatch‘s content material choices in-between such occasions. Along with releasing new characters and maps, they’ve additionally often added to the sport’s lore by increasing on the title’s widespread characters.
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