Overwatch Anniversary Celebration Begins Next Week

Alonzo Simpson
May 14, 2018

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The Overwatch Anniversary event for 2018 has received its first official tease from Blizzard today. Loot box shennanigans not included, I've gotten a lot of playtime out of it. To celebrate, there'll be more than 50 new cosmetic items to unlock, new Deathmatch map Petra, and all of last year's items and seasonal brawls to boot.

All the old dances are coming back, and so too are a bunch of the Arcade game modes, which will rotate on a daily basis and could bring back the Overwatch: Archives co-op modes.

The most important news however is the expansion of the deathmatch mode - Blizzard promises "placement matches, skill rating tiers, and leaderboards" for the event. Blizzard is also giving those looking for some free playtime with Overwatch an entire weekend to try it out. It will include 15 skins of Legendary and Epic rarities, as well as the exclusive skins from the Origins edition.

Posting the official release date for the new celebration, the development team revealed that fans don't have long to wait. Logging in to the Anniversary event will also grant one Legendary Anniversary Loot Box, containing a single guaranteed Legendary item.

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As reported the other day by our own Louis Stowe, the Anniversary Event for everyone's favorite class-based shooter will begin on May 22nd (one week from tomorrow) and conclude on June 11th.

The Overwatch Brazil Twitter account leaked the Anniversary 2018 announcement earlier this week.

Check out our list of the best multiplayer games on PC! If you're playing on PlayStation 4, you won't even need a PlayStation Plus this time around. If you purchase 50 Loot Box Bundle, you'll get a bonus Legendary Anniversary Loot Box.

If you log into Overwatch during the anniversary event, you'll get a free Legendary Anniversary Loot Box.

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