Life-sized Overwatch action figures appear around the world

Blizzard dropped a cryptic “Agents Activating” map on the Overwatch Twitter account yesterday, leading some anxious players to think that the game might actually be going live today. That is not the case. But something very interesting is most definitely happening.   

As noted by Polygon, life-sized Overwatch action figures have turned up in locations corresponding to those indicated on the map: Hollywood, Paris, and Busan. Hollywood has Tracer; Paris got Genji; and the word on Reddit (no photos yet) is that Busan will see the arrival of Pharah. 

The Hollywood Blvd Earthcam has a great shot of Tracer, so you can keep an eye on things as they happen through that lens if you'd like. As for what's actually going to happen, that is still a mystery, but we'll find out soon enough: Blizzard's map says things will get underway at 10 am PDT/1 pm EDT.   

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.