Overwatch 2 launched with a mixed reception. Despite delaying the PvE mode, it attracted new fans. On the other hand, veteran players still struggle to see the justification of a sequel and its free-to-play monetization. This week a new season debuts alongside hero balancing. Additionally, Blizzard teases new events, skins, and third-party crossovers. Here is the Overwatch 2: season 3 trailer.
Season 3 Launch
The launch trailer stars the new mythic skin for the game. Amaterasu Kiriko transforms the support into a solar goddess. Subsequently, players will be able to customize the skin to a degree. This is the consistent trademark of mythic skins like Zeus Junker Queen and Cyber Demon Genji.
Next, a new Control map debuts with season 3. Antarctic Peninsula. This was the research station used by the Overwatch team Ecopoint. It was first featured in the animated short “Rise and Shine.” Furthermore, the short features Mei and explains the tragedy that befell her team.
New skins for other heroes are featured in the Overwatch 2: season 3 trailer. Players earn them through the premium battle pass or purchased through the shop. Primarily, the skins share an eastern theme with Amaterasu Kiriko being the final reward. Players should be happy to hear the rewards for the pass have been revamped. Additionally, credits can be earned in both the free and premium tiers. Next, two skins herald new events coming to the game.
Events and Crossovers
Ultimate Valentine starts the train of new events. This centers around the holiday and features a new legendary skin for Hanzo. Additionally, he gets a flirty highlight intro to spice things up. The event runs from February 14-28. Overwatch 2 is officially joining the crossover phenomenon. One Punch Man is a beloved anime being brought into the world of Overwatch. Doomfist becomes the One Punch hero himself with a new skin. Subsequently, He cosplays the anime protagonist, Saitama, along with a destructive highlight intro. The Overwatch X One Punch Man crossover event takes place from March 7-April 6.
Roadhog fans prepare for cuteness. Pachimarchi is the next event celebrating all things Pachimaru. Roadhog sports and #1 Pachi fan skin as the premiere event reward. This lasts from March 21-April 4. Lastly, the Overwatch World Cup returns this month. Here, teams representing countries from around the world compete. Prepare to sport new skins to support a country competing. Subsequently, players can earn a new weapon charm by logging into the game.
Overwatch World Cup is right around the corner and the hype is REAL 🤩🌎
Kick off the festivities by logging in and claiming your free Commemorative World Cup Weapon Charm by Feb 21 🥇✨ pic.twitter.com/vd8KGV6b5h
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) February 7, 2023
That wraps up Overwatch 2: season 3 and things to come. The patch balancing is already changing the meta and the new map favors more mobile heroes. The developer team at Blizzard hopes to have future anime crossovers. Furthermore, statistics show a large portion of the player base enjoys anime as well. Time will tell how these and future events are received. What are your thoughts on season 3? Let us know in the comments down below. For all things Overwatch 2, remember to bend the knee in the realm of Lords of Gaming.