UPDATE: Blizzard’s North American Twitter account has stated that the King’s Row Uprising will begin April 11th in that region.
Overwatch fans waiting for the game’s next event may not have to wait too much longer. Blizzard’s Australia/New Zealand Twitter account has tweeted a short teaser video for something called the King’s Row Uprising, teasing a possible in-game event that will supposedly take place on April 12th.
The short video plays on a loop for 20 seconds, and has plenty of clues for Overwatch fans to decipher. If it is an event, it seems as though it will be tied to the map King’s Row, hence the name “King’s Row Uprising.” It also seems as though it will be about an Omnic uprising that occurred in King’s Row seven years ago, which could indicate that it will be an event themed after a situation that took place before the start of the Overwatch game.
In the looping video, we can see a few pictures in the background that offer additional clues. In the top left corner, there is a poster of sorts declaring mandatory robot registration. Perhaps the King’s Row government forcing Omnics to register themselves is the catalyst that triggers the uprising. The other pictures are difficult to make out, but in the bottom right corner, it seems as though a new skin for Tracer is on display.
Initiating archive declassification…
Mission files unlock: 12 April
RETWEET to confirm. pic.twitter.com/PY87ko3NqH
— Blizzard ANZ (@Blizzard_ANZ) April 3, 2017
All of this points to April 12th marking the first Overwatch event since the Chinese New Year event that ended in the middle of February. However, it’s possible that it could be teasing something completely different. For example, Blizzard has dabbled with PvE in Overwatch in the past with the Junkenstein’s Revenge mode, and it’s possible that King’s Row Uprising will similarly see players cooperating to battle AI-controlled enemies.
Of course, all that is assuming that King’s Row Uprising will be an in-game event. Blizzard creates other content to support Overwatch and expand its lore as well, so fans may be treated to a new animated short or even a new comic come April 12th. If it is one of these things, it seems as though it will have something to do with Tracer, if that is indeed her featured in the bottom right hand corner of the video, and it will likely depict a mission she was a part of seven years prior to the beginning of the game.
For now, all fans can do is speculate about what the King’s Row Uprising will mean for Overwatch. But with April 12th right around the corner, the wait to learn more won’t be too long.
Overwatch is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Blizzard – Twitter