Overwatch enters Blizzard World, grabs souvenirs

Ah, Blizzard World! Take the family, shove the kids in front of someone in a plush orc costume, get hammered on spacegrog and ride the coasters until you hurl, then visit the gift shop on the way out. Overwatch‘s new theme park level has finally arrived in the main version of the game, following a stretch on the test servers, and a whole load of new costumes and other cosmetic bits have arrived alongside it. Some characters’ new skins are getting into the Blizzard World spirit by dressing as characters from other Blizzard games while others, like D.Va ↑ up there, just like being fancy.

First, Blizzard World itself. It’s a theme park smooshing together Blizzard’s worlds of Warcraft, Diablo, and Starcraft, a trip across fandom (Blizzard do exist in the game’s world, because D.Va was a StarCraft 2 pro). It’s an Assault/Escort hybrid map, with an offensive push to capture a point leading into escorting a payload through the park.

The opening of Blizzard World last night was accompanied by long queue times, which sounds like a theme park opening to me.

Holidays are nice but souvenirs last forever. Alongside the new map, Blizzard have added over 100 cosmetic items to the standard crates – skins, emotes, highlight intros, sprays, and icons. You can see new skins in the trailer below, and Blizzard’s blog post shows other new bits.

8 Comments

  1. po says:

    Actually, she’d look right at home in Guildwars 2.

  2. SaintAn says:

    Only took nearly 2 years to get a small expansion of the base game cosmetics.

    Hope we get an Arthas skin for Rein in the next batch in 2020.

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      Phasma Felis says:

      Are you high? This is the 10th cosmetic expansion since launch.

  3. April March says:

    I can’t wait to open tens of boxes of stuff I don’t care for!

  4. Deathshadow says:

    Yay more BS and still the ranking system is rigged for 50/50 winrate…

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      Phasma Felis says:

      You mean it’s rigged to pit you against people of roughly your skill level? The bastards.

  5. Cederic says:

    It’s ‘fancy’ outfits like D.Va’s that make me want to cosplay.

    Given my less than ideal body shape, fortunately for everybody else it’ll remain an unrequited desire.