Overwatch takes McCree back to the past with new Storm Rising skin - Dexerto
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Overwatch takes McCree back to the past with new Storm Rising skin

Published: 12/Apr/2019 16:39 Updated: 12/Apr/2019 16:44

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch revealed another new Storm Rising Archives event skin on April 12 for McCree that takes him back in time to when he was a part of the Deadlock Gang with Ashe and B.O.B.

The Archives Storm Rising event is set to begin on April 16 and McCree’s is the fourth skin to be revealed so far.

He was included in a leak of new Storm Rising skins on April 9 along with Baptiste so at this point it’s probably safe to say skins for Bastion and Ashe, also named in the leak, are still on the way.

Blizzard EntertainmentYou can tell the skin is from the past because McCree has a real left arm.

Back to Route 66

According to Ashe’s Origin Story and the Reunion cinematic, McCree was a part of Ashe’s Deadlock gang before some kind of falling out happened between the two.

McCree looks a lot younger in the skin and has a real left arm, instead of his robot arm in the present day.

With jeans and a leather jacket he looks like a biker/outlaw, but there’s just something about that hat that’s not really intimidating at all.

The skin does raise an interesting question though, when and how did McCree lose his arm? It has the Deadlock tattoo on it, so did the gang decide to take it back when he left?

Will Ashe get a Deadlock skin too?

McCree getting a Deadlock skin makes the chances of Ashe/B.O.B. getting one pretty good as well, but we’ll just have to wait and see for sure.

B.O.B.’s player icon in the April 9 leak didn’t show much other than he had a monocle, which is a very important development all its own, but doesn’t really give away if he and Ashe’s new skin will be Deadlock themed as well.

So far, Baptiste, Junkrat, Moira and now McCree have officially had skins revealed for Storm Rising and there are sure to be plenty more coming in the days leading up to the beginning of the event.

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New OWL season 4 start date may hint at Overwatch 2 release window

Published: 23/Nov/2020 20:48

by Michael Gwilliam

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In a new video, Overwatch League Vice President Jon Spector revealed that the fourth season of OWL will be beginning a bit later than normal, possibly hinting at a release of the game’s sequel.

Overwatch 2 was first announced at BlizzCon 2019 and since then fans have really been in the dark with the devs refusing to release any new information.

With the Overwatch League gearing up for its fourth season, fans have grown accustomed to seasons beginning in January or February, but that all changes going forward.

According to Jon Spector, the fourth season will be kicking off in the spring. While he chalked this up to the global health crisis, it’s also possible that Overwatch 2 could be influencing the decision a little bit as well.

Lucio in Overwatch 2
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Overwatch 2 will have a full campaign.

“Our 2021 season will start in the spring. That gives us a little more time to plan versus when we typically started in February,” he said. “It gives us and the teams a little bit more of an opportunity to deal with all the logistics and be ready to hit 2021 running when the season begins.”

With BlizzCon 2020 scrapped and moved to an online event in February, many fans believe that this will be where Blizzard shows off more from the long-awaited sequel including a release date.

Overwatch community figure Naeri tweeted, “The 2021 Overwatch League is officially set to be back in the spring. Therefore, it seems that you can check the exact release of Overwatch 2 on BlizzConline 2021.”

This isn’t the only evidence either. As Dexerto previously reported, streamer Metro, who leaked information about the sequel before it was made official claimed that the game will most likely be getting a beta if not a full release in 2021.

It would make sense that the league would want teams and players to be familiar with everything Overwatch 2 has to offer such as new heroes, maps and modes before the season begins.

Furthermore, there have been some rumors that season 4 will have a pre-season. This seems like another indicator that we’ll be looking at a completely new game.

Until then, we’ll have to keep our eyes open and see what the future holds once BlizzCon kicks off in February.