There’s a new event for Overwatch happening now. Ashe’s Deadlock Challenge is now live on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. Playing and watching Overwatch livestreams from 22 June to 5 July can net you reward drops, including the new Legendary Ashe and B.O.B Skin.
In addition, crossplay functionality launches today across all platforms. You can now play Overwatch with all your friends no matter where they play!
Lastly, Blizzard Entertainment has teamed with Coca-Cola, Diamond Comics, and artist Afua Richardson for two Overwatch: Tracer – London Calling #1 comic variant covers releasing on Free Comic Book Day on 14 August 2021.
ASHE’S DEADLOCK CHALLENGE – NEW COSMETICS
· Play games to earn cosmetics:
Play 9 games | Player Icon
Play 18 games | Spray
Play 27 games | Legendary Ashe and B.O.B Skin
· Winning a game counts as playing 2 games
· Watch Overwatch on Twitch to earn more cosmetics:
Watch 2 hours | 1 Spray
Watch 4 hours | 2 Sprays
Watch 6 hours | 3 Sprays
NEW ASHE NOVEL – “Deadlock Rebels”
Explore the founding of the Deadlock Gang in the new Overwatch novel Deadlock Rebels by critically acclaimed author Lyndsay Ely, now available. Full of high-octane chases and action-packed stand-offs, you’ll be able to pull back the curtain on the origins of fan-favourite heroes Ashe and McCree. In the years after the Omnic Crisis, the American Southwest is ruled by vultures looking to profit off the chaos. The West is ripe for the taking, and Elizabeth Caledonia Ashe intends to write her name across it.
When Ashe is arrested yet again on the morning of her high school graduation, her aloof, old-money parents decide to disinherit her from the family fortune. To steal back what’s rightfully hers, Ashe teams up with her omnic butler, B.O.B., and local ruffian Jesse McCree for a series of heists, catapulting the trio into a game of fast money and dangerous alliances. Along the way, Ashe discovers that family isn’t just about blood. It’s about the people who’ve got your back when your back’s against the wall.
The full chapter one preview will be available for free on the Overwatch media site starting today and is localised into 14 languages.
Starting today, you’ll be able to play Overwatch with friends across multiple platforms! If you play on console, you will need to connect to a Battle.net account. Cross-play will be enabled for PC players automatically.
· Group up with friends on any platform for Quick Play, Arcade, and Custom games
· Console players can join the same Competitive lobbies across PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch
· PC players will only be matched with other PC players in ranked matches.
For more details, check out our blog post.
OVERWATCH: TRACER – LONDON CALLING #1 COMIC COVER VARIANTS
Blizzard Entertainment is collaborating with Coca-Cola, Diamond Comic Distributors, and award-winning comic artist Afua Richardson for two new variant covers for Issue No. 1 of their popular Overwatch: Tracer – London Calling comic series. Both variant covers will be available in print for purchase exclusively during Free Comic Book Day on 14 August 2021, and those fans who purchase will also receive Coca-Cola branded backboards and polybags to take away. Richardson’s creativity for the variant covers will highlight the unique story found in this Overwatch comic series while celebrating the respective major milestones of Blizzard’s 30th Anniversary, Free Comic Book Day’s 20th Anniversary, and Overwatch’s 5th Anniversary. As a sneak peek, Blizzard today revealed one of the two variant covers for Overwatch: Tracer – London Calling #1 by Afua Richardson. Please find the first cover reveal [LINK] and video message from Afua Richardson here.
Check out the Deadlock Challenge event trailer