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Blizzard has a habit of re-launching Overwatch’s seasonal events, like Halloween Terror, Summer Games, and Lunar New Year. New content typically comes along with the release of these events, so there’s always something for fans to look forward to.
So what’s next on the docket? We’ve got you covered.
What’s coming next?
Overwatch‘s annual Lunar New Year event is set to begin tomorrow. The first-person shooter will celebrate the Year of the Rat with the return of the Capture the Flag game mode and a host of new goodies for fans to unlock.
The 2020 Lunar New Year event will remain on live servers until Feb. 5, giving fans just under three weeks to celebrate the new year in style. All Lunar New Year skins from previous years will become available for purchase in the Hero Customization tab for a third of their original price and will return to the loot box prize pool.
Once the Lunar New Year event ends, fans can look forward to the annual Archives event, which usually begins around mid-April.
During BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard Entertainment dropped a bombshell of an announcement: Overwatch‘s sequel is now in early development. The developer released a short trailer for the new game and a few details covering what’s in store for the future of the franchise, including new story-based campaigns and a new PvP mode named Push.
The sequel will feature a new engine and a redesigned look for each of the base game’s heroes. Overwatch 2 will also introduce a few new maps to coincide with the release of its new multiplayer and campaign modes.
A now-deleted post from the Brazilian PlayStation Twitter account claimed that the Overwatch sequel would be releasing sometime this year, although Blizzard has yet to confirm or deny this information.
In addition to new game modes, Blizzard revealed Overwatch 2 would release with multiple new heroes—two of which were shown at BlizzCon: Echo and Sojourn.
Echo appeared in the Overwatch 2 trailer fighting alongside the game’s beloved cast, which suggests she’ll be a part of the sequel when it launches. Blizzard remained tight-lipped about the omnic hero, but the game’s lead director Jeff Kaplan confirmed a second hero, Sojourn, as another new character joining the game. She appeared in a gameplay trailer briefly, but little was shown regarding her abilities or role in the game.