Blizzard has announced a new sculpture of Snowball, the cute little robot who assists Mei in Overwatch. The sculpture will cost you, but it comes with plenty of cool features too.
One of the the sculpture’s coolest features is that it can actually float. When Snowball is powered on, magnets in its based activate and cause the little robot to float into the air. Snowball will emote and express different emotions as well, such as happiness, confusion, and love. A USB port in the base allows you to charge you cell phone with the robot’s energy, much how Snowball powered Mei’s tech in the hero’s animated short.
Snowball measures 4.25″ x 3″ and weighs .6 lbs / 270grams and the base measures 6″ x 1.75″ and weighs 1.3 lbs / 600 grams. The magnets are fairly powerful, so Blizzard advises you only buy the sculpture if you’re 15-years-old or older. This isn’t a toy for a kid. You can buy Snowball right now from Blizzard’s Store for $175.
Overwatch is about to have it’s third rendition of the game’s Halloween Terror event. Starting on October 9, Halloween Terror offers new Legendary skins in special limited time loot boxes, which can also be purchased for 3,000 credits. We’ve already seen new Halloween-themed skins for Doomfist and Moira. Halloween Terror skins from previous years will be sold at a discount.
Halloween Terror’s PvE mode, Junkenstein’s Revenge is also returning. It will continue the story of a group of heroes–like the Alchemist (Ana), the Gunslinger (McCree), the Archer (Hanzo), the Soldier (Solder 76), the Countess (Widowmaker), the Swordsman (Genji), the Monk (Zenyatta), and the Viking (Torbjorn)–trying to stop Dr. Junkenstein (Junkrat) and the Witch of the Wilds (Mercy) from taking over the fictional kingdom of Adlersbrunn.