The Overwatch Uprising event will be returning on April 10, 2018, according to a tweet from the game's official Twitter account.
Uprising is a PvE-themed special event for Blizzard Entertainment's first-person shooter Overwatch in a similar vein to Junkenstein's Revenge. While Junkenstein's Revenge focuses on players defending a single static point from waves of assaulting robots, Uprising is all about moving through a version of the King's Row map, holding objectives, and finally clearing out a number of enemies at the end of the mission.
The Overwatch Uprising mission centers on the King's Row Uprising, a situation where a group of extremist Omnics called Null Sector have taken over a section of London. Reinhardt, Torbjörn, Mercy, and Tracer (in her first canonical mission as a member of the team) are deployed without authorization to get a handle on the situation before it gets out of control. Players also have the option to tackle the event in a sort of free-for-all mode where they can pick anyone from the game's cast of characters.
Of course, the Overwatch Uprising event was around last year and Blizzard usually brings in something new for successive events. This year, there are hints towards another mission contained in the original tweets. Industrious redditors over at /r/Overwatch discovered some references to Blackwatch (the covert ops division of the organization) in the initial tweet, and /u/stdcall_ managed to unscramble enough text and circumstantial evidence to suggest that we may be seeing another mission set in Hawai'i. Check out this newly-released video that shows off some of the fun that's soon to come:
Much like the previous tweet, a hint towards another mission pops up at the end of the video. I think it's safe to say that we will be seeing something else aside from a re-run of the event and there's a good possibility that it's going to be related to Blackwatch in some fashion. What exactly it will be, remains to be seen, but we'll find out soon enough - the Overwatch Uprising event will return on April 10, 2018.
What did you think of the Uprising event last year? Are you looking forward to playing the PvE mission again? Do you wish it was a permanent feature of the game? Let us know in the comments below!