Overwatch – ashe’s deadlock challenge, cross-play and more!
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Overwatch – Ashe’s Deadlock Challenge, Cross-Play and More!

Latest Overwatch event – Ashe’s Deadlock Challenge is now live on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. Play and watch Overwatch from now till 5 July AEST/NZST to earn new rewards, including the new Legendary Ashe and B.O.B Skin. In addition, Cross-Play launches today across PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch.

[Press Release]

ASHE’S DEADLOCK CHALLENGE – NEW COSMETICS

  • Play games to earn cosmetics:
    • Play 9 games | Player Icon
    • Play 18 games | Spray
    • Play 27 games | Legendary Ashe and B.O.B Skin
  • Winning a game counts as playing 2 games
  • Watch Overwatch on Twitch to earn more cosmetics:
    • Watch 2 hours | 1 Spray
    • Watch 4 hours | 2 Sprays
    • Watch 6 hours | 3 Sprays

NEW ASHE NOVEL – “Deadlock Rebels”

Explore the founding of the Deadlock Gang in the new Overwatch novel, Deadlock Rebels, by critically acclaimed author, Lyndsay Ely. Full of high-octane chases and action-packed stand-offs, you’ll be able to pull back the curtain on the origins of fan-favourite heroes, Ashe and McCree.

Synopsis:
In the years after the Omnic Crisis, the American Southwest is ruled by vultures looking to profit off the chaos. The West is ripe for the taking, and Elizabeth Caledonia Ashe intends to write her name across it.

When Ashe is arrested yet again on the morning of her high school graduation, her aloof, old-money parents decide to disinherit her from the family fortune. To steal back what’s rightfully hers, Ashe teams up with her omnic butler, B.O.B., and local ruffian Jesse McCree for a series of heists, catapulting the trio into a game of fast money and dangerous alliances. Along the way, Ashe discovers that family isn’t just about blood. It’s about the people who’ve got your back when your back’s against the wall.

The full chapter one preview will be available for free starting today.

CROSS-PLAY LAUNCH

Starting today, you’ll be able to play Overwatch with friends across multiple platforms! If you play on console, you will need to connect to a Battle.net account. Cross-play will be enabled for PC players automatically.

  • Group up with friends on any platform for Quick Play, Arcade, and Custom games
  • Console players can join the same Competitive lobbies across PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch
  • PC players will only be matched with other PC players in ranked matches.

For more details, check out our blog post.

For more on Overwatch, check out our previous coverage.

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Written by Chris Carew

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