Overwatch Anniversary Event is in full swing right now and the fans are enjoying all the recently released Legendary Skins and 100 new Cosmetics items via the Loot Boxes. However, this hasn’t stopped Blizzard from revealing more chilling news about the game and new content.
Recently, Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch Director was talking to the fans Via the Official Twitch Channel on Anniversary Event Community Stream. Kaplan revealed that a new Hero is currently in works. However, Kaplan never revealed how far in development the next Hero character actually is. He further commented that;
“There’s some really cool hero news just on the horizon, so hopefully people will be excited by that.”
Kaplan also stated that Blizzard is going to supply new content for the game on monthly basis. This leads to the speculation that the new character will be releasing just after the end of Season 4. It will be the time during the Season 5, to be more precise.
The Start of Season 5 will mark the end of Season 4 competitive play on all major platforms such as PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The Season 4 is going to end on May 29th, 2017. This means that the fans will not have to wait for long to the start of Season 5. And that is possibly when the new Hero character will become part of the game via another major update. The next update is speculatively goingto offer the new Hero character as well as some additional content.
According to Blizzard’s official statement about the end of Season 4;
“We are indeed adding a countdown to the current competitive season’s end in an upcoming patch.
In the meantime, I can let you know that Season 4 will end on May 29 at 0:00 UTC. We decided to have a shorter amount of “offseason” time without the competitive play as compared to previous seasons.
As a reminder, the time of May 29 0:00 UTC can correspond to different time and date depending on where you live in the world. As an example, that date and time is May 28 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time or May 28 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time.”
This statement from Blizzard confirms the Season 4 end time and date. Blizzard has also revealed that during the end of Season 4 and the start of Season 5, players will have to face a very short offseason time. To be more precise, the Overwatch Season 4 will end on May 28 5 pm PDT and 8 pm EDT.