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Next Overwatch event should expand on Uprising lore

The latest Overwatch event, which celebrated the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog, has come to close, just as Season 9 of Competitive Play kicks off.

So now all eyes have turned to the next event in Blizzard’s plan for Overwatch, and it’s clear what should be next on the agenda.

Last year’s Uprising event was Overwatch‘s second horde mode after Junkenstein’s Revenge, and seeing as though we saw that return for this year’s Halloween celebrations, it only makes sense that Blizzard would expand upon the lore in Uprising, and evolve upon what was arguably the best Overwatch event the community’s seen.

The progression design of the mode made for an exceptionally challenging and enjoyable offering, and while Junkenstein’s Revenge certainly stands tall as a great event in its own right, what really separates Uprising from the others is that it actually contributes to the world’s lore in some way.

The neat little voice lines, skins, and general nature of the battle between Mercy, Torbjorn, Reinhardt and Tracer, and a bunch of hellish Omnics, made for a memorable outing that also contributed to a universe that is screaming out for as much lore depth and growth as possible.

A part of me thinks the Overwatch offering is getting a little stale. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the game, and still find myself spending many hours a week grinding my way through and up (or down) SR, but I’m starting to genuinely look forward to these events, which makes me think that the base game itself isn’t quite what it used to be.

Constant changes, tweaks, nerfs and buffs are what is to be expected of an online game with such an active community, but I have to really ask whether Overwatch is as good now as it was 12, or even 24 months ago when it was readying itself for release.

But I digress: the return of Uprising — probably to be called Uprising 2.0 because of course — makes the most sense now, because we’ve seen the introduction of Moira and Doomfist, and both have had voicelines discovered by the community in late 2017.

Jeff ‘From The Overwatch Team’ Kaplan even teased us in an interview last year, saying the team has “some interesting plans” for Uprising.

I’d be happy with a return of the basics that made last year’s Uprising event so great, with some new additions that keep it feeling fresh and accessible.

What would you like to see as the next Overwatch event? Sound off in the comments below!


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