Overwatch screenshot of the Blackwatch team in the Retribution mission

After two weeks of teasers and the occasional leak, Overwatch's Retribution update has now arrived. It brings with it the titular Retribution PvE mode to tackle, a whole host of new cosmetics and voice lines to collect, some much-requested and rather well done balance changes, as well as all of the content from last year's Uprising update.

Since the Retribution PvE mode is the definite highlight of the entire update, allow me to share with you the recently posted trailer that shows off some of its most interesting elements. Have a gander:

As excited as I was during the initial announcement, I have to admit that I'm not that big of a fan of the new PvE mode. It's quality stuff and it's genuinely enjoyable, don't get me wrong, but the whole thing can be completed in as little as 10 minutes! This might just be my expectations getting the better of me, but I can't help but be disappointed from having to wait an entire year for 10 minutes of new PvE content.

On the positive side, the new cosmetics and balance changes are all excellent additions, the Winston 'legendary' skin notwithstanding. Consistently dominating heroes like D.Va and Zenyatta have received nerfs to their burst damage potential, the somewhat underused Reaper and Mei have gained some lovely quality of life buffs, and perhaps most importantly, Moira's special effects have been toned down so you can now actually see what's happening when she's using her ultimate!

You can find all of the details, as well as the full list of bug fixes, over at the official website. And finally, here's a couple of my favorite new skins, just for good measure!

Overwatch Retribution update screenshot of the Hanzo legendary skin

Overwatch Retribution update screenshot of the Sombra legendary skin

Overwatch Retribution update screenshot of the Mei legendary skin

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