The long-awaited follow-up to the original team-based shooter, having just recently been released, has quickly gained a devoted following with players strategizing to win and sharing their thoughts on various features and mechanics on forums and social media. In an effort to keep the game fresh and updated, Blizzard has announced a new limited-time event: the Battle for Olympus.
Inspired by Greek mythology, this free-for-all deathmatch will feature a selection of seven champions with special powers that have been reworked that draw upon the powers of the Greek gods. Widowmaker, for example, will have the ability to turn opponents into stone, using the mythical creature’s power. The ruler of the scrapyard, wielding the strength of Zeus, will use her Commanding Shout to wreak havoc on the battlefield. The formidable enforcer will transform into a giant cyclops and shoot boulders, while Reinhardt becomes a Minotaur and charges with increased speed. Pharah will be granted the abilities of the god of the underworld, able to shoot three rockets at once.
The event will take place from the fifth of January to the nineteenth of January and will be set in the map the castle of the Guillard family, where players may come across repurposed armor packs that serve an mysterious function. On the map a location in the game, the player with the most eliminations during the event will be recognized with their own sculpture made of marble. The trailer for the event promises divine rewards for players, though it is unclear exactly what these will consist of. Earlier limited-time events have offered titles, short phrases spoken by characters, sprays, and skins, so it is likely that players can expect similar in-game bonuses.
In addition to the Battle for Olympus event, there will also be a celebration of the Chinese calendar limited event running from the seventeenth of January to February 6th. This adds even more excitement and content for players to enjoy in the coming weeks.
As a enthusiast of both Overwatch and Greek mythology, I am excited to see these two elements blended in the Battle for Olympus event. The idea of playing as reimagined heroes with mythological powers adds a new layer of strategy to the game, and I can’t wait to see how these powers will impact my gameplay. The promise of blessings from the gods also adds an extra incentive to participate in the event.
Overall, I am looking forward to immersing myself in the struggle for the throne of the gods and experiencing all that it has to offer.
The Battle for Olympus event will take place from January 5th to January 19th.
To participate in the confrontation for the throne of the gods event, players will need to have a PC that meets the minimum requirements for Overwatch 2. These requirements include: