Overwatch’s Mysterious “Pachimarchi” Event Starts Tomorrow
This tweet is currently the only information available about the event. Based on previous events, players can expect Pachimari themed cosmetics and unlockables to be available during the two weeks the event will be running. There are already a number of Pachimari-themed character emotes and player icons in the game, so it makes sense that Blizzard will be building on the existing ones to expand the Pachimari options for customization.
Pachimari has been in the game since it launched back in 2016. Throughout the years, various different designs of Pachimari have popped up, sometimes tying into the event or seasonal theme. Pachimari’s creation came about out of a need to have some toys in the crane machines in the Hanamura map spawn room. The design was created by concept artist David Kang, who used the Korean word for onion “pa” as inspiration to create the cute hybrid plush. This plush has since been used in a number of maps and physical plushes can be bought from the Blizzard shop.
While this wasn’t the news Overwatch fans have been eagerly awaiting, some new content to the almost 5-year-old game is a welcome surprise. In the recent online Blizzcon event, Overwatch 2 was confirmed to not be releasing in 2021, meaning fans will have to wait another year until the sequel. In the meanwhile, surprise events such as PachiMarchi will help pass the time in the older game.