OVERWATCH 2 will introduce a new time-limited Battle for Olympus event, which will reimagine seven popular heroes.
Taking place from January 5 to 19, 2023, players are invited to take place in free-for-all battles with new takes on old heroes.
Some of the new designs.Credit: Blizzard Entertainment
The free-for-all deathmatch mode will be introduced into Overwatch 2 for this limited event.
Developer Blizzard Entertainment will track all of the stats from the event, and the hero with the most eliminations at the end of the event will be immortalised in the game.
A statue of the hero, in Greek god form, will be erected in Ilios, a map based on Greece.
Alongside their new looks, each hero will be given new abilities to match their Greek god persona.
The heroes will be reimagined as follows:
- Junker Queen – Zeus
- Roadhog – Polyphemus
- Pharah – Hades
- Lucio – Hermes
- Ramattra – Poseidon
- Widowmaker – Medusa
- Reinhardt – Minotaur
Junker Queen will gain two powers. One is known as the “voice of command” and the other power will create lightning.
As Polyphemus is a giant, Roadhog will have a significant size increase and be able to throw rocks.
Pharah doesn’t really gain additional powers, but a buff to her barrage, where she will be able to move and heal during it.
Lucio is another hero who gains a buff to an ability. When he pushes enemies against walls, they will be stunned.
Fitting with Poseidon, Ramattra will make a vortex that can lift up enemies.
Widowmaker will gain a buff to her ultimate that allows her to turn enemies to stone like Medusa.
Reinhardt will also have his ultimate buffed. It will deal more damage and have a charge bonus.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.
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