Overwatch Update Kicks Off New Event All About Ana

Overwatch is launching a new update that packs in a limited-time event, with some special rewards for the taking. The event is based on the new short story Bastet, which Blizzard published recently. Ana’s Bastet Challenge kicks off today, January 8, and will last through January 21.

During the event dates, scoring wins will earn you special new cosmetics on top of your usual rewards. You can earn a player icon (win 3 games), a victory pose (win 6 games), and an epic Bastet Ana skin (win 9 games). On top of that, watching promoted Twitch streamers during the event can net you five Ana’s Bastet Challenge sprays. Check out the official blog for more details.

The update also includes skins for the Overwatch League. You can snag a Hero skin for the Atlanta Reign, Chengdu Hunters, Guangzhou Charge, Hangzhou Spark, Paris Eternal, Toronto Defiant, Vancouver Titans, and Washington Justice. You can get each one for 100 OWL tokens, which includes both the home and away outfits. The 2019 season will kick off on February 14.

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The Bastet short story also made waves in the fan community for confirming that Soldier 76 identifies as gay, due to a revealing dialogue exchange with Ana about a past relationship. This makes him the second queer character in Overwatch fiction, in addition to Tracer.