Overwatch Kicks Off Its New Seasonal Event “Uprising”

By Sato . April 11, 2017 . 11:45am

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Overwatch kicked off its new seasonal event “Uprising,” where we get to experience a pivotal moment in history from before the fall of Overwatch, with a new PvE mode and plenty of loot.

 

Event trailer

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.

 

 

Relive Tracer’s First Mission

Journey seven years into the past and join a group of Overwatch agents fighting through the streets of King’s Row to quell an uprising led by Null Sector, a rogue group of omnics. Team up with your friends and play as Tracer, Torbjörn, Reinhardt, or Mercy to defeat the robots and liberate the city. There are no reinforcements. Failure is not an option. The future depends on you.

 

New Overwatch: Uprising Skins

 

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Blackwatch

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Ironclad

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Null Sector

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Cadet Oxton

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Combat Medic Ziegler

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Blackwatch

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Lieutenant Wilhelm

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Null Sector

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Chief Engineer Lindholm

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Talon

 

You can also check out highlight intros and emote samples here.

 

Developer Update with Jeff Kaplan

 

Here’s the latest hero updates that launched in today’s patch. Lucio and Orisa are the only two to get changes this time around:

 

Lúcio

Sonic Amplifier

  • Damage increased by 25%
  • Projectile speed increased from 40 to 50
  • Alternate fire now considers vertical orientation when knocking targets back

 

Crossfade

  • Area of effect radius has been decreased from 30 meters to 10 meters
  • Heal Song
    • Healing-per-second has been increased by 30% (also applies to Lúcio’s Amp It Up ability)
    • Self-healing has been reduced by 25%

 

Wall Ride

  • Movement speed increased by 20% when wall riding
  • Lúcio now receives a burst of speed when leaping off a wall

 

Developer Comments: Lúcio has often felt like a must-pick due to his raw healing output and the versatility of providing a speed bonus to your entire team. The goal of these changes is to keep those elements feeling strong, but making them harder to apply to everyone on your team at all times. The end result is that he should feel stronger with teams that he can stay close to but not as strong when on teams with heroes that are often spread out (such as Pharah, Widow, Genji, etc). Much of Lúcio’s character power was tied up in his large passive auras, which caused other elements of his kit to be weakened over time in an attempt to balance him. Now that his auras are more focused it will allow them to be much stronger and allow Lúcio to be more active in his role.

 

Orisa

  • The size of Orisa’s head hitbox has been decreased by 15%

 

Read the rest of the patch notes here.

 

King’s Row Uprising Origin Story

 

Overwatch’s limited-time event Uprising runs from April 11 through May 1, 2017.

 

Overwatch is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


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