There has been a lot of speculation as to what the newest Overwatch event could be, but it turns out that players will get to experience an Omnic attack first hand. Teased originally in the latest issue of the Overwatch comic, players will take either the role of Reinhardt, Mercy, Torbjorn, or Tracer as they face waves of robotic enemies. This appears to be similar to the Junkenstein’s Revenge Halloween event which saw players facing off in a PvE (Player vs. Environment) activity. Titled “Uprising” this event begins April 11 and will end on May 1, offering more than enough time to get all the precious loot.
The trailer also showcases a rather different version of the King’s Row map that has been clearly suffering from large scale riots due to the tensions between humans and Omnics. However, what most players will be interested in are the various new skins that they can dress their characters up in and boy there are some awesome ones. Characters like Genji and McCree will obtain Blackwatch inspired outfits like the ones you can get for Reaper via the Origins Edition of Overwatch. Other skins include Mercy, Reinhardt, Trace, and Torbjorn’s Overwatch outfits that can be seen in both the comic and trailer.
There is also a skin of a young Torbjorn without a beard and an Omnic inspired color pallet for Bastion in case you want to feel extra evil when using him. Finally, there is a Widowmaker skin that showcases her before her skin was turned purple and is dubbed the Femme Fatale outfit. For those who have been looking for more PvE based activities in Overwatch make sure to check out Uprising.