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Overwatch Uprising Shutdown Mistake Leads To Event Extension On All Platforms

By Karla Pike , May 02, 2017 06:31 AM EDT

Fans were not happy when Overwatch Uprising event ended earlier than the intended schedule. Blizzard explained in a post that this was a mistake so it re-enabled the Uprising Loot Boxes and the ability to unlock Overwatch Uprising cosmetics with credits. Blizzard also extended the event for another twenty-four hours to appease angry fans.

Blizzard Mistakenly Ends Overwatch Uprising Early

Blizzard apologized in a post on its website, which was announced on twitter later on that the Overwatch Uprising event ended earlier than expected. The Overwatch Uprising event was meant to end on May 1, 2017, but ended earlier than the intended schedule. Fans were angry and disappointed; but before any lasting damage was done, Blizzard decided to extend the event.

Overwatch Uprising is now extended for another twenty-four hours, which is now set to end on May 2, 2017, 5 pm PST or 8 pm ET. For players from the United Kingdom, Uprising will end across all platforms on 1 am on May 3. However, when Overwatch Uprising was ended early by accident, all the features of the event were not able to come back immediately.

Blizzard Apologizes For Overwatch Uprising Accident

Blizzard re-enabled the Loot Boxes and Uprising themed cosmetics when it activated Overwatch Uprising again. The King's Row Uprising brawl, however, took a few hours before the game mode went live. Blizzard also added a vague "small update" and advised players to log out and log back in when the update is deployed before they play King's Row Uprising brawl.

This is not the first time Blizzard ended an Overwatch event early. Many players were disappointed when last year's Halloween event ended an hour early than the intended schedule. Top-tier skins are expensive and it's during the last hours of the event when players decide to grind for loot boxes until the very last second. Ending the event early rendered some unable to do so.

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