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Overwatch Tracer Comic Challenge event: Skins, Sprays, more

Published: 15/Sep/2020 19:00 Updated: 15/Sep/2020 19:02

by Brad Norton


On the back of announcing a new Dark Horse comic series starring Tracer, Blizzard has launched a tie-in Overwatch event for the game, allowing players to earn all kinds of comic-themed rewards.

Tracer is the star of a brand-new, five-part comic series titled ‘London Calling.’ The very first issue went live on Sept. 14 and a physical edition will soon bundle each installment. Alongside this fresh collaboration with Dark Horse Comics, Blizzard has also revealed a new Overwatch event kicking off in-game.

Tracer’s Comic Challenge is now live across all platforms, offering players uniquely comic-themed goodies. No different from the Nano Cola Challenge, or Bastion’s Brick Challenge, there are two key ways to earn limited-time rewards.

From an assortment of Sprays to an Epic Skin, there’s plenty up for grabs. We’ve got you covered with a rundown of the event, and how you can claim every item.

How to get the Comic Book Tracker Skin

Tracer skin in Overwatch
Tracer has received a new Overwatch skin to tie-in with her comic series.

While there are two separate tiers for rewards during the event, the first is as simple as playing Overwatch. Throughout Tracer’s Comic Challenge, all you’ll need to do is win games across a variety of modes. 

Quick Play, Competitive, and Arcade playlists will all contribute to your total wins. A few quick sessions throughout the duration of the event and you’ll have three new items unlocked. Here’s what they are:

Tracer’s Comic Challenge rewards

  • 3 Wins – Player Icon
  • 6 Wins – Spray
  • 9 Wins – Comic Book Tracer (Epic Skin)

The new Skin is a vibrant mix of blue and pink with comic panels and stickers scattered throughout. Be sure to get your games done in time as this limited Skin will not be unlockable any other way in the future.

How to unlock new Sprays during Tracer’s Comic Challenge

Overwatch Widowmaker spray
You can get Sprays from watching and playing during Tracer’s Comic Challenge event.

On top of rewards for playing Overwatch, you can also claim a bunch of new Sprays outside of the game. Just like in previous events, watching your favorite streamers on Twitch will net you various rewards.

You can keep streams open throughout the event and automatically earn items in-game just for tuning in. The new unlockable Sprays also come with unique voice lines to boot. Here are the requirements:

Comic Challenge stream-time rewards

  • 2 Hours – 1 New Spray
  • 4 Hours – 2 New Sprays
  • 6 Hours – 3 New Sprays

These will be available throughout the entire event as well. So there’s no need to rush six hours of Twitch viewership on the first day.

Overwatch Doomfist Spray
There are seven new Sprays in total that can be unlocked during the event.

Tracer’s Comic Challenge will be live across all platforms until September 28. Meaning you’ll have a few weeks to get your nine wins and watch six hours of streams if you want every reward.


How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun


During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

red study room chateau guillard overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.