28 March 2018 - 17:30

Blizzard announces an IRL Overwatch celebration called "The Payload Tour"

It's a "nationwide journey" celebrating Overwatch's great cosplay scene.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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Overwatch's cosplay community is massive—and talented.

Cosplayers make quick work of new information coming out of the game, and Overwatch's characters started popping up within 24 hours of Overwatch's release in 2014. Every time a new character is revealed, the Overwatch community gets to work.

Related: These PAX East Overwatch cosplayers will blow your mind

Blizzard wants to celebrate its dedicated cosplayers with a "nationwide journey" celebrating Overwatch. The celebration is called "The Payload Tour," and it's starting at PAX East on April 5 and running through April 8. Blizzard is setting up a "one-of-a-kind photo experience" to capture Overwatch cosplayers' work. They'll also have some Overwatch weapons on hand so non-cosplayers can have their 360-degree panoramic photo taken on Overwatch's maps.

Everyone who attends the meet-up will receive an Overwatch pin.

Also on April 5, Blizzard will host an Overwatch League viewing part at Boston's The Greatest Bar to watch Florida Mayhem vs. New York Excelsior, Philadelphia Fusion vs. Boston Uprising, and London Spitfire vs. Houston Outlaws.

After PAX East, Overwatch's Payload Tour will hit E3 on June 12 to 14, Anime Expo from July 5 to 8, San Diego Comic Con from July 19 to 22, Dragon Con from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3, and New York Comic Con from Oct. 4 to 7.

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