OVERWATCH ARCHIVES: Atlas News Article Suggests File 0274 Could Be A Soldier 47-Focused Event

OVERWATCH ARCHIVES: Atlas News Article Suggests File 0274 Could Be A Soldier 47-Focused Event

A fictional news article from eight years ago, re-published today, suggests the next lore-based event in Overwatch Archives could send players to the Oslo Facility with Soldier 47.

With Overwatch Archives launching next week, Blizzard appears to be teasing some new content coming with the lore-based event. 

Atlas News, one of the biggest news sources in the fictional world of Overwatch, re-posted an archived article published eight years ago (in Overwatch lore) about an attack on the Oslo facility. The article features comments by Commander Jack Morrison - aka Soldier 47 - as he responds to the attack. The full article reads:

OSLO, NORWAY — Global peacekeeping organization Overwatch today* announced it will be conducting a full review of security procedures following a recent attack on their facilities in Oslo, Norway.

At a televised news conference, Commander Jack Morrison stated that a complete investigation of the incident is ongoing, and that at this point it is too early to identify the parties responsible. Morrison issued a stern warning to the perpetrators. “Overwatch will not rest until the ones behind this attack are brought to justice."

Morrison confirmed that Overwatch has identified a number of suspects behind the strike but declined to provide further details.

Today's fictional news article comes on the heels of Blizzard announcing Overwatch Archives, a lore-based seasonal event that will provide players the opportunity to experience past moments in Overwatch history. You might recall last year's event, Overwatch Uprising, which sent players 7 years into the past to play Tracer's first mission as she, Mercy, Reinhardt, and Torbjörn fight through the streets of King's Row to quell an uprising led by Null Sector. That mission has been rolled into Overwatch Archives, with Blizzard promising more content and more parts of the event.

It's possible the news posted today could be linked to the Archives File 0274, which was shown briefly towards the end of a recent trailer. If that's the case, it sounds like we can expect a second mission that sends players back in time to defend the Oslo facility.

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