An in-game mini event centered on D.Va called the Nano Cola Challenge is currently live on Overwatch according to a news post on the game’s official website.

D.Va has recently gotten her time in the Overwatch spotlight with the release of her Shooting Star animated short and the reveal of the Busan map on the game’s Public Test Realm. The animated short showed us the first time she devised her Self Destruct Ultimate and gave viewers insight into the kind of Omnic threat that South Korea’s MEKA squad has to contend with. Among the many insights in the animated short was the fact that D.Va has four other squadmates, each with their own unique mech.

The end of the animated short teased a brand-new D.Va skin. Players were curious about how they would be able to get it, and that information has now been revealed: the Nano Cola Challenge is now live in Overwatch. Have a look at this video for a quick rundown on things:

Players have a number of different things they can earn by playing the game and by watching Twitch Streams. A banner has been added to the main menu where you select from Quick Play, Arcade, Competitive, or Custom Game. This menu is similar to the Arcade Loot Box tracker that resets every Monday evening. Winning three games in Quick Play, the Arcade, or Competitive will unlock a pair of sprays. Six wins will net you a Nano Cola player icon, and winning nine games will get you the “Nano” Epic skin for the Korean-born tank. This event will be running for the next 14 days until September 10, 2018.

Within that same time frame, people can also tune in to select Twitch broadcasters to earn drops. Eight chibi sprays of the highlighted heroine can be unlocked as long as you’ve linked your Twitch account to your Battle.net account. Watching two hours gets you a single spray. The four-hour & six-hour marks unlock two sprays apiece, and the eight-hour mark unlocks the last three sprays. Retired Dallas Fuel player and notable Overwatch streamer Seagull is currently live with drops enabled at the time of writing. While each streamer will be highlighted at a specific time, you can tune in to any of them for the duration of the event to earn these drops in-game.

Finally, the news post once again highlighted D.Va’s animated short and the new Busan map currently available for testing on the PTR. A free printable poster and desktop wallpapers are also available for download.

Blizzard Entertainment most recently announced that they would be removing the ability to purchase loot boxes in Belgium (alongside loot chests in Heroes of the Storm) due to local laws surrounding gambling. If you don’t yet own the game, you can pick up a copy for yourself at a 50% discount until September 3, 2018. The Nano Cola Challenge ends on September 10, 2018.

What do you think of the Nano Cola Challenge? Do you hope that Blizzard will do similarly-styled events in the future? What did you think of the animated short? Let us know in the comments below!

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