Last years Uprising, is this years Retribution. Last year we joined baby Tracer, young Cadette Oxton on her first Overwatch mission, taking to the streets of Kings Row with Combat Medic Ziegler, Chief Engineer Lindholm and Lietenant Wilhelm. You captured, defended and pushed objectives. Did we push…? I think we pushed…no, we may have just capped and defended. Regardless! We did stuff. Why did we do the stuff…? For the loot! It’s always for the loot.
This year, we’re joining my main, Moira, Jesse McCree (oh la la), Genji (Gengooey) and Reyes (Reaper) on a top secret Blackwatch (the OW covert/black ops side team) mission. Blackwatch, to me, is the goth skin version of Overwatch. It’s edgier sort of twin. This years PVE mission is going to take place in Venice, I’m rather excited!
Uprising 2.0, aka Retribution, is apparently part of a new ‘Archives’ seasonal event – so it’s collectively going to contain Uprising from 2017, Retribution from 2018 and whatever we get in 2019, and so on. The idea behind the Archives concept, is to give us a more lore based event, which I really love. It’s one of the main reasons that I love the Overwatch comics, I really enjoy getting more backstory on the characters, and their relationships with one another.
The event is due to start today (10th of April 2018), and will likely go live at 7pm GMT. Now usually, I can’t get the game to work the first night of a new event. Which is annoying, but it’s not the end of the world. The event is going to run until the 30th of April 2018, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy the PVE event, and also collect the new skins and whatnot.
The new skins…I’m delighted to see Moira getting a skin, a rather nice one too! I see we have a Rihanna 2.0 skin for Sombra (also enjoying Sombra getting some nicer skins), the Mei skin too – which is cute and a little bit silly. I’m quite liking the Hanzo skin too, he seems to be getting some really cute ones lately. I think I’m most excited to be able to snag the Blackwatch McCree and Talon Widowmaker for 1k credits each. The new legendary skins will (likely) set you back 3000 credits per skin. With the Uprising skins being reduced to 1000, yay! Of course, you can earn all of the Uprising (I’m assuming/hoping, anyway) and new Retribution skins in the Retribution loot boxes, that will go live with the event.
Roll on 7pm!