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Overwatch 2 release date possibly connected to Dark Horse Tracer comics

Published: 18/Sep/2020 17:53

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch fans have been anxiously awaiting news from Blizzard about when they could get their hands on the long-awaited sequel to the 2016 hero shooter. Now, a theory with Tracer’s new Dark Horse comics may point us towards when OW2 will be released.

At BlizzCon 2019, Overwatch 2 was revealed and while no release date was announced, the developers made it clear that the campaign was the focus of the sequel. However, the original game would still be getting the next installment’s new heroes, maps, modes, and more.

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Unfortunately, no new info has been spilled aside from a few little tidbits from Jeff Kaplan and other developers during a Reddit AMA. With BlizzCon 2020 canceled and an online event scheduled for 2021, that looks like it would be the next time we hear anything concrete.

That all said, the newly announced Tracer Dark Horse comics, which kicked off in September and will be released episodically over the next five months, could give us a clue for Blizzard’s timeline.

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The Tracer comics might be key to Overwatch 2’s release.

Reddit user ‘holysweaters’ crafted a potential timeline with what we know thus far from the comics and Blizzard’s normal plans with seasonal events.

“To start with, we have the reveal of a series of comics revolving around Tracer, with one issue every month until January. Alongside this, we have Tracer’s Comic Challenge, running from September 15-28,” the user noted.

“Then, immediately after this challenge finishes, the Overwatch League All-Stars skins go on sale, running from September 29 to October 12. Around this end date is likely when Tracer Comic #2 would release, and from the teaser at the end of September’s comic, we are going to meet a new character called Kace.”

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Overwatch still has plenty of mysteries unanswered.

From here, holysweaters believes Blizzard’s original plan was to have the Halloween event and then lead into BlizzCon where the company would have revealed a beta for Overwatch 2 and the third issue of the comic.

Eventually, this would have led into January and final issue of the Tracer comic alongside the OW2 release in January or February.

“Now that BlizzCon has been delayed, this schedule obviously won’t come to fruition,” holysweaters said. However, the user still thinks there is “potential that we maybe get some kind of tease or reveal for Overwatch 2 in place of BlizzCon.”

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It will be interesting to see if this theory does in fact pan out and the Tracer comics do in fact lead up to the launch of Overwatch 2.

FIFA

FIFA 21 Ones to Watch Team 1 countdown: OTW release time & players

Published: 7/Oct/2020 13:17

by Jacob Hale

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With the launch of FIFA 21 seeing millions of football fans across the globe start competing to try and become the best in FIFA Ultimate Team, the first Ones to Watch promo team is fast approaching. Here’s everything we know about it.

Ones to Watch follows players that have transferred to other teams, promising them upgrades for every time they make a new promo such as Team of the Week, Team of the Tournament and more.

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As such, OTW cards are highly desirable, and if you get a decent one at the start of the year, you could see a lot of improvements as the season unravels.

So, here’s everything we know about Ones to Watch in FIFA 21, including release dates and times, the players included and more.

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Nathan Ake is a confirmed OTW player after his transfer from Bournemouth to Manchester City.

FIFA 21 Ones to Watch release date & time

We now know that the Ones to Watch is going to be up and running soon, with its first availability on the weekend of launch. Here are the dates for the cards being released:

  • October 9-16: OTW Team 1
  • October 16-21: OTW Team 2
  • October 21 onwards: OTW Teams 1 and 2

It’s worth noting that you will get a Guaranteed OTW Item if you preordered the game before August 14, and the card you receive will be based on which date you open the pack, in correspondence with the dates above.

Most FIFA promos drop at 6pm BST (11am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5am AEDT), so expect packs to be available from that time starting October 9.

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Confirmed OTW players

So far, a small selection of players have been confirmed as Ones to Watch cards, though we expect more to be announced over time.

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A number of players and clubs are featured in the first OTW team of FIFA 21.

Here are the confirmed players that will feature in the opening weeks of FIFA 21 Ones to Watch:

  • Timo Werner – 85 – RB Leipzig to Chelsea
  • Gareth Bale – 83 – Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur
  • Hakim Ziyech – 85 – Ajax to Chelsea
  • Thiago – 85 – Bayern Munich to Liverpool
  • Martin Odegaard – 83 – Real Madrid
  • Achraf Hakimi – 83 – Real Madrid to Inter Milan
  • Allan – 83 – Napoli to Everton
  • Nathan Ake – 79 – AFC Bournemouth to Manchester City
  • Luis Suarez — 87 — Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
  • Kai Havertz — 85 — Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea

Tonali OTW SBC

As well as these, Sandro Tonali (77 OVR, on loan from Brescia to AC Milan) is the first OTW SBC in FIFA 21.

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We’ve written up a guide on the cheapest way to complete the SBC if you’re looking to get Tonali in your squad.

Ones to Watch predictions

On top of the confirmed players above, there are several we expect to see have their OTW cards announced soon.

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Here’s who we’re expecting to see included:

  • Leroy Sane – 85 – Manchester City to Bayern Munich
  • Ferran Torres – 81 – Valencia to Manchester City
  • James Rodriguez – 82 – Real Madrid to Everton
  • Blaise Matuidi – 83 – Juventus to Inter Miami
  • Ben Chilwell – 81 – Leicester City to Chelsea
  • Jude Bellingham – 69 – Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund
  • Gabriel – 78 – Lille to Arsenal
  • Victor Osimhen – 79 – Lille to Napoli
  • Willian – 82 – Chelsea to Arsenal
  • Rodrigo – 82 – Valencia to Leeds
  • Donny van de Beek – 83 – Ajax to Manchester United
  • Miralem Pjanic – 85 – Juventus to FC Barcelona
  • Arthur – 84 – FC Barcelona to Juventus
  • Jonathan David – 79 – Gent to Lille
  • Dani Parejo – 85 – Valencia to Villarreal
  • Reiner Jesus – 71 – Loan, Real Madrid to Borussia Dortmund
  • Everton – 81 – Gremio to Benfica

As these are only our predictions, don’t put too much stock into that list, but we would be surprised if at least a few of these players don’t get OTW cards.


In the meantime, you can check out @UltimateTeamUK on Twitter for all the latest news and updates regarding FIFA 21.