Blizzard is teasing out what appears to be the next Overwatch “Archive” event. These events are designed to give players a peek into the past lore of the game. This time, devs have posted a Spanish language “newspaper article” called the Havana Sun, indicating that, if this is an Archive event, it will take place in Cuba. Archive events have been running in April and May for the past couple of years, so this seems to fit the timeline.
Update: The Blizzard team has announced that the next Overwatch Archive lore event is called Storm Rising. The event till run from April 16th to May 6th and appears it will be set in Cuba. Tracer is leading a team consisting of Genji, Mercy and Winston as they are tracking down Doomfist’s accountant in Havana. This is the third Archive event and joins both Retribution and Uprising in providing players with lore information about the characters and locations in the game.
Blizzard has announced that the 30th Overwatch hero, Baptiste, will be arriving in-game on Tuesday, March 19th. Baptiste has been on the PTR where players have been testing out both is damage and healing skills. He is described as a combat medic that uses gadgets to both heal allies and damage enemies.
Blizzard has introduced the thirtieth hero coming to Overwatch. Jean-Baptiste Augustin is the first support character since the introduction of Brigitte about a year ago. Like Brigitte, Baptiste can deal almost as much damage as he can heal thanks to the use of gadgets. He is described as a combat medic “who made the shrewd decision to make the world a better place, on bandage…or bullet at a time”. Fans can meet Baptiste in his new Origin story trailer.
Overwatch fans looking to collect some new skins and other cosmetics will be happy to hear that the game’s Lunar New Year event is returning on January 24th. During the event, players will be able to gather up new skins, sprays, poses, voice lines and more. It’s likely that new skins will be released this year as well. The event will run through February 18th.
Overwatch has been updated with a new limited time event called Ana’s Bastet Challenge that is based on her recently released short story. During the event, players can win special rewards in addition to the normal reward boxes. The event runs from today through January 21st and offers players a chance at five sprays, a player icon, a victory pose and the epic Bastet Ana skin.
Blizzard Entertainment has just released a PDF version of a new Overwatch short story that provides readers with a detailed look at the origin and backstory for Ana. Called “Bastet”, the tale is written by Blizzard’s Michael Chu and traces Ana’s story and her friendship with another Overwatch character, Jack Morrison aka Soldier 76.
Blizzard Entertainment has just released a PDF version of a new Overwatch short story that provides readers with a detailed look at the origin and backstory for Ana. Called “Bastet”, the tale is written by Blizzard’s Michael Chu and traces Ana’s story and her friendship with another Overwatch character, Jack Morrison aka Soldier 76. The two old friends meet later in life and reminisce about things in the past and the difficult nature of their work.
Over at GamesIndustry.biz, industry analysts have checked in on their 2018 predictions and offered up a series of thoughts about the coming year. In one of the more interesting predictions, Michael Pachter believes that Overwatch will go free-to-play within the first six months of the year. Further, Patcher believes that Blizzard will offer a compensatory package of goodies to soothe the doubtless disgruntled community of players who have already purchased the game.