Blizzard is ramping up its Overwatch pre-event shenanigans with a new comic detailing the events that led to the King’s Row Uprising.
The comic alludes to some potential new skins for Tracer, with Widowmaker already confirmed to get new digs when a new event goes live on April 11.
This new comic, titled Uprising, is set seven years after Overwatch’s demise. On the eve of a historic peace accord, King’s Row is seized by an extremist faction of robots known as Null Sector.
However, despite the turmoil, the British government forbids Overwatch’s involvement, putting Strike Commander Jack Morrison in a tough bind.
Initiating archive declassification…
Mission files unlock: April 11
RETWEET to confirm. pic.twitter.com/GUvthyskCm
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) April 3, 2017
The comic comes ahead of next week’s planned reveal.
King’s Row Uprising — as it’s expected to be called – will have playable elements once it launches on April 12, Blizzard has revealed.
The studio released some images earlier this week, pointing to a big reveal for next week.
The post teases fresh new lore on the King’s Row Uprising, which was alluded to in the Widowmaker short film. Watch it below if you haven’t already.
Our prediction regarding an insight into the battle between Omnics and humans was on the mark. Game director, Jeff Kaplan, also confirmed new skins.
He spoke with PCGamesN about the April 12 event, confirming that it will be a response to the community’s demand for more playable events.
“We’ve heard the call that a lot of players want a non-real-world-tied event, meaning they want some sort of set event in the Overwatch world,” Kaplan said.
Overwatch has had a number of seasonal events, including Lunar New Year, Christmas, and Halloween.
“The event is going to be something – when players see the event and play the event, I think they’ll see that we’ve been listening to their feedback,” he continued.
Kaplan said that the team at Blizzard had been hearing the community’s desire for more story about Overwatch, and it was something the studio wanted to feed into.
“I think they want to know more about what’s going on between omnics and humans in this world and how did we get there. I think a lot of that will be answered for them,” he said.
The event will also bring with it a brand new Widowmaker skin. Kaplan said in an AMA last month that Widowmaker players “might be very happy” with what’s in store.
Stay tuned for its unveiling next week.