Blizzard have officially confirmed that this year’s Overwatch Anniversary event is set to kick off from May 23rd through June 12th for all platforms, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Along with that were a host of reveals which include:
- The Anniversary event will include more than 50 new items, including 8 new Legendary skins and 3 epic skins. We were earlier teased of a Junkrat ‘Pirate’ skin – only questions remain; is it a Legendary or Epic, and which other heroes are getting new skins?
- New dance emotes have been added for Doomfist, Moira, and Brigitte. Considering all three were recently released, it’s pretty much a no-brainer that they are to get dancing emotes this time around.
LOCKED NO MORE.
- The Anniversary event will bring back previous seasonal cosmetic items including your favorite dance emotes from last year’s event
- Past seasonal brawls are returning to the Arcade and will be rotated daily, including those found in Overwatch: Archives
You’ll have a brawl!
Past brawls and cosmetics are back for Overwatch Anniversary 2018.
The celebration begins May 22! 🎉🎂 pic.twitter.com/C58AFSvfOs
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) May 14, 2018
NEW MAP & NEW MODE
- The Anniversary event will introduce the brand new Deathmatch map, Petra.
- In addition to Petra, Deathmatch will include a new “Competitive Mode,” which will include placement matches, skill rating tiers, and leader boards. YAY. Now one-tricks can go on comp mode without jeopardizing everyone else’s games.
LOOTBOXES AND FREEBIES
- Players who login for the Anniversary event will receive one bonus Legendary Anniversary Loot Box, which will guarantee one Legendary item
- Players who purchase the 50 Loot Box Bundle will receive one bonus Legendary Anniversary Loot Box
- All previous Seasonal Event loot will be included in loot boxes during the duration of the event
- Overwatch and the Anniversary event will be playable during our Free Weekend event, which will run from May 26th through May 29th. We’ve detailed this in an earlier post. Check it out.
- For those playing Overwatch on PlayStation, a PlayStation Plus account WILL NOT be required to play during Free Weekend
NEW EDITION RELEASED
- A new version of Overwatch, Legendary Edition, will be released digitally on May 23rd
- Legendary Edition will include sets of Legendary, Epic and Origin skins for a total of 15 skins with purchase