It seems that an Overwatch Mardi Gras event may be coming next week if a recently-revealed leak turns out to be true.
Redditor /u/panimi submitted some images to Reddit that showed McCree and Zenyatta in adorable Mardi Gras-style costumes. According to this Redditor, the images were revealed as part of a Twitch drop that he says his friend received while watching a stream on Twitch. In addition to these images, a picture of the notification was shared:
You have received 1 Overwatch Ashe Mardi Gras – 4 hour Bundle and 1 Overwatch Ashe Mardi Gras – 6 hour Bundle Drops for watching Overwatch.
So, there are our clues — it's some kind of event focused on Ashe and has Twitch drops. These two icons are the images that were shared via Reddit:
Some screenshots alone make for weak evidence. The veracity of these images was called into question on Twitter, with one user requesting that they share a video showing the Twitch inventory.
Thankfully, @panimi (who appears to be the same person as the Redditor) supplied a video on Twitter showing things in motion.
We got no reason to lie or fake this. That seems like an insane waste of time. Video here. pic.twitter.com/U4jAvhY595— La Nimi (@panimi) February 21, 2020
This video makes the case a little stronger, although it's not rock-solid just yet.
What Will the Leaked Overwatch Mardi Gras Event Be Like?
Assuming this leaked Overwatch Mardi Gras event is real, what would it be like? As someone who has played the game for several years, I have my doubts that this is a full-fledged event like the Lunar New Year or Junkenstein's Revenge.
Rather, it seems like this is going to be one of those mini-events like D.Va's Nano-Cola Challenge or Mercy's Recall challenge. This style of "mini-event" typically awards sprays to players who watch Twitch streams at certain time intervals which would handily explain the Twitch messages.
Typically, these mini-events have one neat skin for the focus character and some ancillary rewards like sprays. Players would have to win nine games in most game modes in order to unlock the goodies, with the ninth and final win granting access to the skin.
That's all we have for now; as always, take such rumors with a grain of salt. If this event is indeed true, we're sure to be hearing more about it in the coming days.
Do you think the leaked Overwatch Mardi Gras event is real? What do you think Ashe's skin will look like? Let us know in the comments below!