An Overwatch anniversary occasion is, at this level, virtually assured. Between half-believable 4chan leaks and basic widespread sense, plus the timing of the Heroes of the Storm occasion, the patch hitting PTR and when Jupiter was final ascendant in Taurus, it appears the subsequent batch of skins, emotes, victory poses and selfies will arrive round or on May 24. The query is, what’s in it? Well, datamining can assist with that.
For all the small print within the patch itself, verify our rundown on Overwatch 1.11.
In a video launched right this moment by Overwatch Youtuber Hammeh aka Failcraft, he explains that utilizing the identical methods which have result in clues prior to now, each character within the recreation is getting a minimum of 5 new beauty objects in an upcoming occasion. The occasion’s title is obfuscated within the datamined information, named merely EVENT_6, however given the timing of the patch and the way lengthy it normally takes to get to reside servers, May 24 appears extraordinarily doubtless.
As for the objects themselves, what Blizzard haven’t managed to discover a solution to disguise (but) is what number of every character is getting. Remember that objects embody skins, emotes, victory poses, voice strains, sprays and spotlight intros. What this doesn’t point out is which of those every character is getting, however we’ll get to that in a second.
The checklist of heroes and their variety of objects in ‘EVENT_6’:
- eight objects – Reaper
- 7 objects – Tracer, Orisa, Sombra
- 6 objects – Hanzo, Pharah, Bastion, Symmetra, Genji, Zarya, Soldier: 76, Lucio, D.Va, Mei
- 5 objects – Ana, Torbjorn, Reinhardt, Mercy, Roadhog, McCree, Junkrat, Winston, Widowmaker, Zenyatta
Now, clearly, the extra objects you’ve gotten, the extra doubtless you might be to be getting skins. This is as a result of there’s a base variety of objects that each one heroes get – voice strains and sprays. However, in previous occasions, minimums have been a lot decrease at two voice strains and a twig, normally. Pure hypothesis now, however what it might point out is that the importance of the anniversary occasion means everybody’s getting a pores and skin, together with a few sprays and voice strains.
Either approach, with Reaper, Tracer, Orisa and Sombra on high of the standings, they’re virtually assured to be getting skins, giving Tracer the most important wardrobe within the recognized universe. Everyone within the six class might not be, however we all know Hanzo skins are in improvement thanks to varied blue posts prior to now couple of months. Equally, Mei, D.Va and Genji have all been slightly skin-rich not too long ago, so them lacking out appears doubtless if my skins-for-all prediction is off.
What’s additionally famous within the datamining, as identified on Reddit, is a minimum of one new map, presumably extra. This can also be in keeping with what we’ve heard from Blizzard in current months concerning new maps on the way in which.
Doubtless, extra bulletins, leaks and datamining will give us extra data very quickly. None of this means a new hero on the way in which, however observe new hero – Doomfist, okay, it’s going to be Doomfist – wouldn’t be on this PTR patch however the subsequent one, since he would want to undergo extra rigorous testing than a sequence of cosmetics.
Here’s Hammeh’s full video if you’d like all the small print: