The long-awaited follow-up to the original team-based shooter, having just recently been released, has quickly gained a devoted following with players devising ways to emerge victorious and expressing their views 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 clash for the throne of the gods.
Inspired by Greek mythology, this free-for-all deathmatch will feature seven heroes with reimagined abilities that draw upon the divine might of ancient deities. Widowmaker, for example, will have the ability to turn opponents into stone, channeling the Gorgon Medusa. The ruler of the scrapyard, wielding the strength of Zeus, will use her Commanding Shout to wreak havoc on the battlefield. Roadhog will transform into a massive one-eyed giant and shoot boulders, while The steadfast warrior becomes a Minotaur and charges with increased speed. The skilled aerial assailant will be imbued with the power of Hades, able to launch a rapid succession of missiles at once.
The event will take place from January 5th to January 19th and will be set in the map Chateau Guillard, where players may come across repurposed armor packs that serve an unknown purpose. On the map a location in the game, the player with the most eliminations during the event will be honored with their own marble statue. The trailer for the event promises divine rewards for players, though it is unspecified exactly what these will consist of. Previous limited events have offered names or labels, voice lines, battle for olympus sprays, and customization options for characters’ appearance, 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 January 17th to the sixth of February. This provides additional thrills and content for players to enjoy in the coming weeks.
As a enthusiast of both the team-based shooter and Greek mythology, I am excited to see these two elements combined in the conflict for the throne of the gods event. The idea of playing as reimagined heroes with mythological powers brings a fresh layer of tactical depth to the game, and I can’t wait to see how these powers will impact my gameplay. The promise of divine rewards also adds an extra incentive to participate in the event.
Overall, I am eager 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 the fifth of January to January 19th.
System Requirements for PC:
To participate in the Battle for Olympus event, players will need to have a PC that meets the minimum requirements for Overwatch 2. These requirements include: