Overwatch: New Blood Comic Released, In-Game Challenge Announced

Cassidy's New Blood Challenge | Overwatch
Cassidy's New Blood Challenge | Overwatch / PlayOverwatch

Following the name change of Cole Cassidy, Overwatch announced the release of their new comic Overwatch: New Blood issue #1.

The comic, released on November 9th, 2021, is written by Ray Fawkes and illustrated by Irene Koh. The project is published by Dark Horse Comics in "close collaboration" with the Overwatch team.

New Blood follows Cole Cassidy after he's called to rejoin an newly-created Overwatch and "...after an unexpected reunion with an old friend, Cassidy considers that maybe Overwatch needs more than the old crew to give it new life."

Overwatch's New Blood comic cover art
Overwatch's New Blood comic cover art / Photo by Irene Koh and Dark Horse Comics

Many fans seem to speculate that, due to previous Overwatch comics, the stories will give the character a little more depth and his reasons for choosing to rejoin Overwatch after its original fall.

And the comic isn't the only thing that Blizzard announced this week. With the release of the first issue of the comic, players can also join in on Cassidy's New Blood Challenge, in which you can play games and watch Twitch streams to earn new sprays, a player icon and the new Sandstorm skin.

The comic can be read for free on the Overwatch website and more information on the in-game event can be found here.