Blizzard Hypes New Overwatch Event With a Slick, New Trailer

Blizzard Hypes New Overwatch Event With a Slick, New Trailer

The Overwatch strike team has been deployed and you can play a brand-new Archive mission "Storm Rising" starting tomorrow.

Starting tomorrow, Overwatch fans will have an opportunity to dig back into the archives and experience more of the background lore for the team-based hero shooter. Blizzard released on YouTube and Twitter a new trailer that’s full of action and gives a few tidbits of what to expect, story-wise. Check it out below.

In the trailer, we see the likes of Tracer, Winston, Genji, and Mercy fighting through the streets of Havana. They’re in pursuit of a high-ranking Talon member astute readers may recognize as Maximilien. You might also notice Tracer riding a motorcycle in the chase. Could this be a tease of a new mechanic for the hero shooter?

We won’t know until tomorrow. That said, we do know that players will be able to unlock items from past Archive events. Over 100 items from last year are ready for you to get your hands on, along with quite a few new ones. These items include highlight intros, emotes, sprays, and more.

Blizzard has also been teasing new skins on their Twitter page during the lead-up to the event. We’ve seen skins for Baptiste, Moira, McCree, Hammond, Bastion, and Ashe, among others. Check a few of them below.

Blizzard has been pumping out quality events for Overwatch for years and this one looks no different. Expect plenty of fun with the new mission and some intriguing new lore.

The “Storm Rising” event launches tomorrow and will last until May 6th. If you don’t already have Overwatch, it’s available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Get your copy ready to start exploring the archives on April 16th.