Next 'Overwatch' Event: 'Insurrection' Starts Today -- Trailer And New Skins Leaked

Lawrence Arboleda

The next big Overwatch event, Insurrection, is headed to consoles and PC today, according to a trailer published by Playstation France. The trailer, which has since been deleted, revealed a new cooperative mode as well as a fresh batch of new Overwatch skins, cosmetics, character models, and more, as previously reported by Polygon.

Overwatch's new cooperative mode appears to take place in the daytime version of the King's Row map. Set up in a way where players can "relive one of the key moments in the history of Overwatch," the horde-style mode pits players against Omnic foes, including two-legged mechanical beasts, and shield-bearing robots, to name a few. Insurrection is revealed to be a "declassified" archival mission fleshing out Tracer's first mission for Overwatch. The co-op mode will allow players to play one of four team members: Tracer, Reinhardt, Mercy and Torbjörn.

As is typical of most Overwatch updates, new skins were leaked on X-Box Live, with fans of the game grabbing the new images before Microsoft can delete them off the dashboard. As previously reported by Forbes, the next Overwatch event will have a new batch of skins for McCree, Genji, Widowmaker, Mercy, Torbjorn, Bastion, and Orisa. The event will also have the new playable feature, the much-awaited Widowmaker skin.

This isn't the first time Overwatch staged a big event. The previous one was launched in October and had a Halloween theme, which sets you up with two other heroes as you are pitted against Frankenstein and his monster as they sent a horde of ghouls to invade your castle.

While the original leaked Overwatch Insurrection video has already been deleted, it's still proliferating on the web.

"We've heard the call that a lot of players want a non-real-world-tied event, meaning they want some sort of set event in the Overwatch world," Overwatch game director Kaplan told PCGamesN. "The event is going to be something - when players see the event and play the event, I think they'll see that we've been listening to their feedback."

Kaplan added that the next Overwatch event will have a playable element, though he didn't categorically state if there's going to be a new PVE game mode.

Blizzard is reportedly looking to expand the history and lore of King's Row Uprising, so we can expect that there will be more focus on Overwatch's past and more will be revealed on how the members got to where they are today.

If the leaked details for Overwatch: Insurrection are any indication, it's looking like the next big event for the game is going to be a treat. We've gotten an early peek of the new skins, and only a few hours remain before players can finally get hold of them.

[Featured Image by Blizzard Entertainment]