The latest PVE event is finally declassified and it’s all about Overwatch’s black ops organisation.
As promised, Jeff Kaplan showed up during the OWL games in Blizzard Arena to tell fans more details about the upcoming event Retribution.
Pretty much all the rumours we told you about got official confirmation. The event is scheduled for the period 10-30 April. This time we’ll be fighting an army of Talon members. The playable Heroes in the Story mod are McCree, Genji, Reaper and Moira, all dressed in their menacing Blackwatch gear.
A trailer for the event was played, and it showed an epic battle between the Overwatch operatives and the terrorists. Right after a wall is blown to pieces, our heroes rush in and Moira unleashes her Coalescence beam onto the enemies. By the looks of the trailer, we’re in for an adrenaline-fueled head-to-head battle, and there will be no time for stealth or trickery.
The battle takes place in the city of Venice, confirming the rumour about the new map.
In addition to the new Brawl, Blizzard are releasing a brand-new comic, explaining what the article about the Oslo attack was all about. The new volume is appropriately titled Retribution and deals with the preparation of the secret agents for the battle to come.
As for in-game loot, we can now be sure that Blackwatch skins will be made available for these four characters, as well as story-specific cosmetics such as sprays and voice lines. Like them or not, these items will be available in special loot boxes for the duration of the event and gone after that.