4. Jan. Ich wollte hier mal fragen wann denn das Winter Event endet. Es steht zwar am 2. Januar aber bist jetzt ist es immer noch da. Liebe Grüße ls. 2. Mai Nun gibt es ein neues „End-Datum“ für das Event. Wann endet „Der Aufstand“ in Overwatch wirklich? Und was ist mit Update ? Blizzard. 2. Okt. Auch zelebrieren „Overwatch“-Spieler das Fest der Kürbisfratzen: Blizzard verrät den Starttermin für das diesjährige Halloween-Event!.
Other competitor games, such as Destiny , League of Legends and Team Fortress 2 , also implement in-game seasonal events. Players are typically rewarded with loot boxes for playing matches in these seasonal game modes, and the game offers unique achievements and associated cosmetic rewards for completing certain goals within them.
In addition to new games modes, these seasonal events include unique cosmetic items that can be obtained primarily during the event.
Blizzard develops a large amount of content for these events, not all which ends up available to players. However, players retain and can use all unique event items they have earned after the event.
Kaplan said that Blizzard has plans as to how these events will evolve in the future. In August , Blizzard released its first seasonal event in celebration of the concurrent Summer Olympics.
Blizzard released its second seasonal event for Halloween , which lasted throughout the month of October The new mode was generally praised by commentators.
PC Gamer wrote that the event resembled a similar event run on the team shooter Team Fortress 2 since He also wondered why the mode was limited to four specific characters.
The event ended a few hours earlier than had been planned, leaving some players upset as they were waiting for as long as possible collecting the themed loot boxes in-game before trying to spend in-game coins or purchasing loot boxes to get the cosmetic items they were missing.
The holiday-themed Winter Wonderland event ran for the latter half of December through the first days of the new year. Blizzard stated that they had plans for another Mei Legendary skin, along the lines of what players would expect, in early The mode took place on the smaller Ecopoint: Antartica map, introduced in the previous months for standard deathmatch play.
Six players each play Mei, but where her Endothermic Blaster, which normally fires a stream of damaging cold, can only fire a single snowball.
Players must find a snowball pile scattered around the map to reload the weapon. Further, her Ultimate ability allows her to fire a machine-gun-like string of snowballs for a brief period.
A single snowball hit kills the struck until the round is complete. A Chinese New Year -themed event launched a few days before the actual holiday on January 28, , and centered on celebrating the Year of the Rooster.
As with past events, the Chinese New Year event introduced over new cosmetic items, including the promised new Legendary skin for Mei to make up for the poorly-received one she had gotten during the Winter Wonderland event.
If they die while bringing the flag back, either a teammate can try to capture it, or the opposing team must stay near the flag, avoiding taking damage for a few seconds, to return it to their base.
The first team to three scores, or the team with the highest score after five minutes, wins the match. Following the event, Blizzard introduced a more general Capture the Flag mode, playable on any of the Control maps, into the Arcade modes as well as making it an option for custom games with several adjustable parameters.
Uprising ran for most of the month of April , and was the first seasonal event not tied to any real-world event, but instead used to expand the lore of Overwatch.
Over new cosmetic items were added with this event, many based on the uniforms and backstory of the original Overwatch forces. Players had requested non-holiday-themed events, as well as sought more details on the setting and history of the Overwatch world.
From there, the players are directed by in-game narration to take several control points while fighting against waves of Null Sector Omnics that try to stop them.
Eventually, they must then escort an explosive weapon to a sealed door in order to access the heart of the Null Sector facility and end their threat for good.
If all four players are downed, or the explosive is destroyed before reaching the sealed doors, the round ends as a loss. The event had mistakenly ended a few hours earlier than expected on May 1, ; Blizzard apologized and extended the event for an additional day into May 2 to allow players to finish acquiring and purchasing the event loot boxes and skins.
While the event was just named "Uprising" at its release, Blizzard stated in that they considered it to be the first " Overwatch Archive" annual event that will be used to explore the history of the characters and narrative.
The Eliminate mode also received two variants. In one-on-one "Limited Duel" matches, each player is presented with the same selection of three random heroes for play for that round.
In three-on-three "Lockout Elimination", the heroes used by the winning team on a round are locked out for the next round. In addition, over one hundred new cosmetic items are available, including new dancing emotes for each of the characters.
A second Summer Games event was held from August 8 to August 29, By participating in this "Copa Lucioball" mode, players earned Competitive Points CP , the same in-game currency earned playing Competitive matches, and used towards purchasing special weapon skins such as golden weapons.
The previous skins and other cosmetic items offered from the first Summer Games were made available again to obtain in loot crates or purchasable from in-game coins at a lower cost, while additional Summer Games skins were added, purchasable at their normal cost.
The Halloween Terror event ran from October 10 to November 2, This mode allowed players to have four additional characters to select from, Genji, Torbjorn, Widowmaker, and Zenyatta, in addition to McCree, Soldier: Teams lasting the longest were tracked via an online scoreboard.
New skins and cosmetic items were added to the event, along with the items from the previous Halloween Terror. With the exclusion of the tombstone victory poses introduced in the previous event, all these could be obtained from loot boxes or in-game coin purchase.
The winter-focused "Winter Wonderland " event ran from December 12, through January 1, It also added a new Arcade mode, "Yeti Hunter". Yeti Hunt is the first Overwatch mode to use role selection; players can indicate their preference to play as a Mei or as the Yeti.
After collecting four pieces of meat, which spawn randomly in predetermined locations around the map, Winston unleashes his Ultimate ability for a short period which temporarily boosts his health, reduces his jump cooldown, and gives him powerful melee attacks.
When a Mei player dies, they will respawn after a short delay and cost their team a life. The match is over once the Mei team either defeats Winston or loses all five of their lives.
A new map, "Ayutthaya", inspired by Thailand and specifically designed for the Capture the Flag mode, was introduced in this event.
These changes were to make games feel "much more offensive, and much more action-packed". As part of the event, Blizzard featured its inaugural "Puppy Rumble", modeled after the Puppy Bowl , on February 19, , featuring puppies dressed in Overwatch character outfits in mock events.
The Overwatch Archive event from the previous year returned, and ran from April 10, It brought back the narrative-driven player-versus-environment mode introduced in Uprising.
New skins and cosmetic items were available in loot boxes during this time. This included eliminating the waypoint approach they as to reduce elements on the user interface and instead allow players to naturally figure out how to progress in the mission.
They also included "specials", unique enemies with special abilities to pose an immediate threat to the players rather than just waves of strong enemies, and included an enemy artificial intelligence systems to better react to players, including in the All-Hero mode.
Every event since has established a pattern, as this thread on Reddit points out. Update May 11, Xbox store datamining indicates the anniversary event will end June 5 — that means it should start on Tuesday.
As reported earlier, the Xbox store has been datamined and revealed an Overwatch Game of the Year Edition coming May The same datamine found a listing for anniversary loot boxes, pointing to the new event starting next week.
Every event up until now has lasted three weeks, and with the latest PTR coming down yesterday as well, patch day and thus event day points to Tuesday, May Also in the listing is confirmation of various details we could have guessed — there will be more than new items, including skins, sprays, highlight intros, emotes, victory poses, player icons and voice lines.
No pricing details were given. Blizzard also recognised the demand for and ackowledged the existence of an anniversary event this morning:.
KingofWaranon No timing details yet. Splitting these out gives the team a little more time to polish, as well as two weeks worth of press rather than all of it at once.
Update May 8, Update May 5, Yesterday, dataminers uncovered a bunch of cosmetics and voice lines due to be added to Overwatch soon. Some of those lines have now been uploaded, and they hint at a new game mode based on destroying an objective.
You can have a listen to some selected lines at their Reddit post. Is anyone else concerned about that? Genji , Zarya and Reaper all have new lines based on escorting or moving an objective.
Perhaps the attacking team will need to do something else to win, or perhaps there are several objectives to destroy. This explains why all characters are about to get at least five new lines, as revealed in the initial datamine.
Original story May 4,