Blizzard Announces Major Changes, 'Overwatch' Season: Will Now Be Shorter Than Usual Also Confirms 'Overwatch' Season 5By Emily Schultz, UniversityHerald Reporter
It's the buzz of the gaming world. Blizzard is reportedly getting busy on the upcoming "Overwatch" event. Overwatch's fourth competitive season is now coming to an end, with Blizzard detailing everything about the "Overwatch" Season 4.
According to PVP Live, Blizzard is now getting ready for the next "Overwatch" event. The game's Season 4 competitive Play is now drawing to a close, and this week the "Overwatch" team has detailed the exact date and time that the "Overwatch" Season 4 will end. Blizzard announced that the fourth competitive season will officially close this coming May 28 at exactly 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Scott Mercer, Blizzard's "Overwatch" Principal Designer, made the huge confirmation this week that "Overwatch" Season will end on May 28. Additionally, Mercer also pointed out that the window between "Overwatch" seasons will be shorter than usual. Blizzard now will be committed to adding a timer with the season end times, it's now moving to a shorter off-season cadence. This means that "Overwatch" fans will only have less time, less than two weeks until the end of the season.
As for the upcoming "Overwatch" event, Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan has previously announced that "Overwatch" Season 5 will start in the month of June. However, there still no exact date for the new event, but multiple sources suggest that the Season 5 might likely to hit the June 1 as the starting date.
"Overwatch" fans have been on confusion about the Blizzard's next event. Reports said that Blizzard has been light on the story and has not made any further announcement or words about its next "Overwatch" event. But when the "Overwatch" event leaked last week in a rogue Xbox listing, Blizzard has finally confirmed that the event existed.
As for the Overwatch's next patch, which is expected in the near future. Blizzard will be adding some sort of a countdown to the current season, to make it easier for "Overwatch" players to figure out the correct time for their location or region.
In other gaming-related news, Overwatch's D.Va is now playable in "Heroes of the Storm." Blizzard made the huge announcement this week when it rolled out the latest patch for the "Heroes of the Storm."
According to PC Gamer, which got the full detail of the story, D.Va is the fifth "Overwatch" character to join the cast of "Heroes of the Storm," following the steps of Tracer, Lucio, Zarya, and the much-talked "Overwatch" character Genji.