Overwatch 2 Starwatch event: Start date, Galactic Rescue LTM, rewards & challenges

Overwatch 2 Starwatch event: Start date, Galactic Rescue LTM, rewards & challenges
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Written by 

Coleman Hamstead


19th Apr 2023 11:57


One of the highlights of Overwatch 2 Season 4 is the upcoming Overwatch 2 Starwatch event. This unique event introduces an exciting new LTM with challenges to complete and rewards to earn in Overwatch 2. This guide will detail everything you need to know about the Overwatch 2 Starwatch event!

Overwatch 2 Starwatch event: Start and end dates

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The Overwatch 2 Starwatch event begins May 9, 2023. This limited-time event will run for nearly two full weeks and end on May 22, 2023.

Overwatch 2 Starwatch event: Galactic Rescue LTM

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The main draw of the Starwatch event is the Galactic Rescue limited-time mode (LTM). Galactic Rescue is a 4v4 game mode that pits the Watchers against the Infinite Empire in a battle for control of the galaxy.

Galactic Rescue takes place on a revamped version of Horizon Lunar Colony. Blizzard removed this unpopular map from Overwatch in early 2022, but now it's back with some much-needed changes.

In Galactic Rescue, the Watchers are assigned the task of infiltrating Horizon Lunar Colony and taking it from the Infinite Empire. Each team will have access to a limited number of heroes. For example, a few of the heroes the Watchers can use include Space Prince Lucio, Extraterrestrial Winston, Intergalactic Smuggler Ashe, and Bonebreaker Doomfist. On the other side, the Infinite Empire can select between heroes like Galactic Emperor Sigma, Infinite Annihilator Bastion, and Infinite Seer Mercy.

Galactic Rescue also incorporates some PvE elements. The Watchers must fight through various objectives as they storm Horizon Lunar Colony, and the Infinite Empire side will have the support of AI turrets.

Overwatch 2 Starwatch event: Starwatch challenges and rewards

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During the Overwatch 2 Starwatch event, players will have access to various Starwatch challenges. Completing Starwatch challenges while the event is live will net you exclusive rewards!

The challenges and rewards remain a mystery, but expect the Starwatch rewards to consist of themed cosmetics like Overwatch 2 Souvenirs, Weapon Charms, Sprays, Emotes, and maybe even a Skin!

That sums up everything we know so far regarding the Overwatch 2 Starwatch event. Mark May 9, 2023, on your calendar and get ready to play the brand-new Galactic Rescue LTM and earn some free rewards in Overwatch 2.

Coleman Hamstead
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Coleman Hamstead
Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.
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