Overwatch’s newest event features Ashe but latest patch reveals a new feature

Feb 25, 2020
▲ Fresh, new content for Overwatch.
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To most people's surprise, there is another update to Overwatch. In this update, it features an entirely new event, and a new mode "Experimental Mode" that is added on top of modes like Quick Play, Competitive Play, Arcade, and various custom games. With no timetable in sight for Overwatch 2, these updates to the game are keeping players on top of the game.

Not only is this update for PC, but console players are going to be surprised as well. The console players does not get as much love from the Overwatch developers as the PC players do. Nonetheless, this update will keep console players glued to the game. Allow us to guide you with the upcoming patch in Overwatch.

This is a celebration

 

It’s all about life’s little pleasures during Ashe’s Mardi Gras Challenge, now live on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch!

From February 25 to March 9, players will be able to let the good times roll and obtain six sprays, two player icons, and the epic Mardi Gras Ashe (and Bob) skin for a total of nine new rewards.

▲ A closer look at Ashe and B.O.B.'s Mardi Gras skin.
Image via Blizzard Entertainment.


Ashe Mardi Gras Challenge: PLAY TO EARN

Your wins in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade will earn you new player icons, a new spray, and a new epic skin: Mardi Gras Ashe (and Bob)!

• Win 3 Games | 2 Player Icons
• Win 6 Games | 1 New Spray
• Win 9 Games | Mardi Gras Ashe (and Bob) Epic Skin

Ashe Mardi Gras Challenge: WATCH TO EARN

Want more? You can watch Twitch streamers before, during or after matches to unlock even more Ashe and Bob cosmetics – we’re bringing you more Twitch Drops every time you tune in to participating broadcasters through March 9 to earn five Ashe’s Mardi Gras Challenge sprays!

• Watch 2 Hours | 1 New Spray
• Watch 4 Hours | 2 New Sprays
• Watch 6 Hours | 2 New Sprays

We're not done yet


Experimental Mode
The Experimental mode allows the Overwatch team to test major gameplay changes, similar to how balance updates are tested in the public test realm (PTR) but now available for both PC and console players in the live game. Progressions earned in the Experimental mode is kept in your account unlike the PTR. Changes introduced in Experimental are not guaranteed to go into the live game.

The first test in the Experimental Card is Triple Damage, which defaults team roles to one tank, three damage, and two supports. Players will be able to try the Triple Damage experiment for a limited time.

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