Unfortunately, the episode of wildfires that Australia has been experiencing for months has not stopped and it is known that such disasters have serious consequences for the flora, fauna and the nearby society. Gradually different countries and organizations have responded in the fight against the fire by repairing the damage. In that sense, a group of players thought that our sector should do the same and made a request for Blizzard to help.
According to a Dotesports report, Overwatch fans made a request to Blizzard through reddit in which they ask the company to launch some special skins with firefighters design for the game’s characters, this as part of a campaign in support to the situation in Australia with wildfires. According to Overwatch players, the initiative would be possible at least with skins for Junkrat and Roadhog, who could see some variations in their design and shots to fit them in the style of a firefighter suit and team.
Hey Blizzard, any chance of whipping up a couple of firefighter skins for Junkrat and Roadhog to raise money for the Aussie wildfires?
Fans also reminded Blizzard that in the past they carried out a campaign for the fight against breast cancer that had Mercy as a symbol, so they consider that it would be possible to do something similar with the situation in Australia. Finally, the proposal of the players has obtained great response among the community and it will be up to Blizzard and the Overwatch team if they want to do it or not.
You did it with Mercy for breast cancer research, and it was a great success. Even Junkrat would get on board with this: he wants to blow things up, not burn the world down.
In other news, BlizzCon 2019 served to delight all fans of the company and its franchises. One that received a lot of attention is Overwatch, as it was revealed that the sequel is in production. Another detail that the development team has just announced about the game is that in its launch it will not have as many new characters as it happened with Overwatch.
In an interview with VG247, Jeff Kaplan spoke about what has most excited fans: the new characters that will make their debut in Overwatch 2. Although the ambition of the sequel is great, Kaplan warned players not to get too excited and expect the same amount of new characters with which the first installment was released. This time, although, they will be less.
In terms of characters, there will be multiple. It won’t be like Overwatch, in which there were 21, that’s excessive and could be extremely disruptive to the game. But we want it to be big and shocking, so there will be multiple heroes.
Overwatch is a cooperative and competitive first-person action video game developed by Blizzard, creators of games such as Starcraft, Diablo or Warcraft, which for the first time address a first-person shooter profile game. The title is set in a distant and fantasy future, where dozens of heroes are the only ones able to safeguard peace on Earth from the threat of hostile robots.
I remind you that Blizzard’s Overwatch released on May 24, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.