New Event, Uprising, Is Live Now

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Well, it seems it's called Uprising and not Insurrection as the French trailer leak showed, but the rest was on point. A new co-op brawl, the usual 100+ new cosmetic items, going back to the early days of the Overwatch organization, Tracer's first mission specifically and more await in this new event that's live now and lasts until May 1st. We also get a brand new lore video, featuring Tracer!

You can also check out the full patch notes, featuring some major Lucio changes, right here, and the comic of the same name as the event, here.

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Get ready for the ultimate recall. Our latest seasonal event turns back the clock, giving you the chance to relive a pivotal moment in Overwatch history. Explore the stories behind some of your favorite heroes, unlock pieces of the past with over 100 declassified Loot Box items, or suit up with your friends and join Tracer on her very first mission in a brand-new cooperative brawl.

It's time to rewind the future. Welcome to Overwatch Uprising


Starting today, all in-game Loot Boxes have been replaced with Uprising Loot Boxes. These special time capsules have been filled to the brim with mementos from the earlier eras of Overwatch—including Mercy’s "Combat Medic Ziegler" and Tracer’s "Cadet Oxton" skins, "Talon Widowmaker," "Blackwatch Genji," "Blackwatch McCree," and more!

As with our previous events, any Loot Boxes you earn or purchase will contain at least one skin, highlight intro, emote, spray, or player icon from the Overwatch Uprising collection. While the contents of each Uprising Loot Box are random, you can unlock a variety of these cosmetic customization options with credits in the Hero Gallery throughout the event's duration.


Once you've unlocked an Overwatch Uprising item, it will be yours forever, which means you can use it all-year round. The collection will be re-encrypted on May 1, however, when the event concludes, so be sure to fire up your favorite gaming machine and browse the archives before it's too late!


From now until May 1, you and three friends must journey seven years into the past, joining forces as Tracer, Torbjörn, Reinhardt, and Mercy to quell an uprising on the streets of King’s Row. A group of omnic separatists known as Null Sector has overwhelmed the area, and you must defeat the robots to liberate the city. The future depends on you.

To defeat this new threat, you’ll need to work together with your team, developing new strategies and adapting on the fly as the seemingly unstoppable force continues its assault. The robots of Null Sector will stop at nothing—so you and your fellow agents need to be prepared for anything.


We're also decrypting more of Overwatch’s history over on our social media channels, so be sure to follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram for additional intel. And as always, don't forget to keep an eye on to stay up to date with the latest game news.


Overwatch Uprising is live RIGHT NOW on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One—so get out there, soldier, and make Commander Morrison proud.

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