Overwatch Tracer’s Comic Challenge Event Now Live Until September 28
If you're a player or a viewer, you can unlock rewards throughout the event.
Overwatch has started up a brand-new in-game event that officially went live on September 15, 2020. The event will be continuing through to September 28 and players stand the chance to unlock in-game cosmetics through either playing the game or even just watching streamers who have enabled Twitch Drops.
The Overwatch event is titled Tracer’s Comic Challenge and sees the playable character, Tracer receiving their own story through a comic book titled “Tracer— London Calling” that has been written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Babs Tarr. The comic, from Dark Horse Comics, tells a new story that will be available to read in 5 issues with the first issue being available now.
The story itself takes place in the UK and also 5 years after the ratification of the Petras Act. Tracer is now dealing with small-scale crimes as a part-time hero, but a character, Iggy shows her the living conditions of the omnics of London, Tracer sets out to change things.
Those taking part in the event in-game will be able to unlock a Comic Book Tracer Icon by simply winning 3 games. Winning 6 games will unlock a spray, and winning 9 games will unlock a Tracer skin. What’s more, the sprays come with sound effects to add even more comical wackiness to them.
However, those who are watching streams will still be able to unlock in-game sprays for their own copy of the game. Watching 2 hours of a stream will unlock 1 spray, watching 4 hours will unlock 2 more sprays, and watching 6 hours will unlock 3 additional sprays. Sprays are comic book-themed and will require viewers to have their Twitch accounts linked to their Blizzard accounts to receive the Twitch Drops. Blizzard has showcased a list of spotlighted streamers if you’re looking for people to watch.
Overwatch is available now for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.