Tracer headlines a new Overwatch comic series and in-game event

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Yesterday, Blizzard released the first part of a new, five-issue Overwatch digital comic mini-series, London Calling, that follows Tracer's life in London after the Omnic crisis and the disbanding of Overwatch. Today it kicked off an in-game tie-in event called Tracer's Comic Challenge that gives players two weeks to earn limited-time rewards including an icon, sprays with voice lines, and a new epic skin.

Notching up three wins in Quick Play, Competitive, or the Arcade will earn you the new player icon, while hitting six will get you a spray. The big reward—the Comic Book Tracer epic skin—comes in at nine wins. More sprays can be earned by watching streamers playing Overwatch on Twitch: Two hours (cumulative) for one spray, four hours for two, and six hours for three.

Tracer's Comic Challenge is live now and runs until September 28, and you can check out the rewards below. As for the London Calling comic series, subsequent digital issues will arrive monthly, and a physical edition from Dark Horse Comics will be released "in the coming months."

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.