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New Overwatch event, Uprising, starting today


A new Overwatch event, Uprising, will start today and conclude May 1st. The story of the event focuses on the fall of Overwatch and King’s Row. Here’s how Blizzard describes it:

Experience a pivotal moment in history from before the fall of Overwatch. 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.
As always, your efforts will be rewarded. You’ll earn Uprising Loot Boxes as you play, unlocking new cosmetic skins, highlights, emotes, and sprays themed after key moments from throughout the history of Overwatch. Uprising Loot boxes are also available for purchase—but hurry, they get re-encrypted and filed away in the archives come May 1.

Going by how successful their last limited time event was, for the Chinese New Year in January, this one should be good as well. I’m hoping they do something special for the game’s one year anniversary in late May, like letting us have a limited window to get rare items that were only available during the past year’s special events.