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Jeff Kaplan Reveals More Details About New Overwatch Map “Petra”

Published: 16/May/2018 21:27 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 15:57

by Joe O'Brien

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The latest Overwatch developer update talks about the upcoming Overwatch Anniversary event.

Anniversary is the next in-game event for Overwatch, celebrating the two-year anniversary of the game’s release. The event will begin on May 22nd and run through to June 11th.

The latest Developer Update from Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan runs through various details of the event, including revealing a little more information about the mysterious upcoming Deathmatch map “Petra”.

Little is known about the map beyond its name, but Kaplan states that it will include areas suitable for all types of heroes and a brand-new “mega health pack” at its center. Petra will feature alongside Chateau as the map set for the ranked Competitive playlist for free-for-all Deathmatch that will be available during the Anniversary event.

Kaplan also hinted at one of the legendary skins that would feature in the event, suggesting a much-requested “formal wear” skin for one male hero would be included. Fans have speculated that this could be “Tuxedo Doomfist”, although it’s not beyond Blizzard to pull a twist with such hints.

In addition to marking the two-year anniversary of the game, it seems Blizzard also has another reason to celebrate, as Kaplan revealed that Overwatch has now passed 40 million players.

Full information on the upcoming event can be found in the video:

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How to get Overwatch Sombra Golden Gun Spray

Published: 26/Oct/2020 16:10

by Nate Searl

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Overwatch is always looking for new ways to keep their players engaged and new rewards are always a great way to do this. It looks like players will have an opportunity to get a shiny new spray featuring Sombra’s Golden Gun in Season 25. 

According to a leak from OverwatchNaeri on Twitter, players can earn a brand new spray in Season 25 of competitive play in Overwatch.

The spray is an animated image of Sombra’s weapon with a big “XXV” (25 in roman numerals) under the gun.

How to get the spray

Earning the spray is going to be the hard part. To get it, you need to reach the top 500 in competitive Season 25 of Overwatch. It shouldn’t matter if you finish in the Top 500, as long as you make it there at some point in the season. You should get the spray upon reaching the Top 500 for the first time. This is how other Top 500 sprays have worked in the past at least.

Getting to the Top 500 is exactly what it sounds like. You need to be in the top 500 players in your region according to your Skill Rating. Usually, this means you will need to be Grandmaster in rank around 4,200 Skill Rating. So if you want the skin and you aren’t quite Grandmaster yet, be sure to check out our guides and start grinding to get good!

When does Season 25 start?

Overwatch Season 24 end date
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Overwatch Season 24 end date

Currently, it’s still Season 24, so you can’t get the new spray quite yet. Season 24 is currently set to end on November 5, which means that Season 25 should begin directly after that. Assuming there are no unexpected delays, you can expect the new season to begin on November 5 as well.

Season 25 should be no different than Season 24 outside of upcoming balance changes. The Overwatch team is still hard at work on Overwatch 2, which means we likely won’t see any radical changes or new content in the near future. So, you can expect the meta to be similar to what it is now and begin preparing for your climb once the new season starts.

Remember, your Skill Rating only gets a soft reset, so climbing now will also be beneficial for earning the skin once next season begins as well.