The battle against hordes of Omnic foes will be returning soon.

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Highlights

  • Overwatch Uprising deals with the game’s lore
  • It could see the return of the co-op Brawl mode
  • New Overwatch cosmetic items are expected as well

Overwatch’s newest event has just received a teaser video on their official social media accounts. This brief 20-second video shows various screens that discuss the King’s Row riots. We also get a glimpse of a Tracer skin that was unlockable last year during the 2017 Uprising event. There is also a mention of a mandatory Omnic registration and several photos of unknown locations in the background.

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(We will update this post as more information about the Uprising event is released)

We can now confirm that the release date for the next Uprising event will be April 10 via a press release sent out by Blizzard. The press release also explained that there will be 100 cosmetic items that are specifically tied to this event. After reaching out to Blizzard we can confirm that there are not 100 brand new items for 2018’s Uprising event. This number also includes the cosmetics items released last year.

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Teaser Video and Release Date

The video explains that all of this information will be declassified on April 10, which has a high chance of being the event’s release date. Given last year’s Uprising event dropped on April 11, the time frame matches up for this to be the next chapter. Given the second anniversary of Overwatch drops the following month, we fully expect the Uprising event to arrive in early April. You better start saving up those gold coins!

According to Overwatch lore, the Omnic terrorist group Null Sector started an uprising in the posh King’s Row area of London.The British government denied Overwatch access to the area during the crisis, but Blackwatch agent Jesse McCree was already in the area gathering intelligence on Null Sector.

For more on the 2017 Overwatch Uprising event, check out below for what it included to get a good idea at what this year might have in store:

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For a limited time, we’re rewinding the future and giving you the chance to relive history in our latest in-game event: Overwatch Uprising! Join Tracer on her very first mission in a new cooperative brawl and unlock pieces of the past with over 100 themed Loot Box items – including skins, highlight intros, emotes, sprays, and more.

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.

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Before this, Overwatch got its 27th hero in Brigitte. Previously restricted to those in Overwatch PTR (public test region), she’s now playable for all on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Brigitte’s entry to Overwatch follows Moira, Doomfist, Orisa, Sombra, and Ana. She is a support class character and wields a hammer and a shield. According to Overwatch lore she is the daughter of Torbjorn and is the squire of Reinhardt.

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