Overwatch's Second Anniversary Arrives Next Week

By Will Cruz, 8 months ago
Blizzard’s popular team-based game Overwatch: Origins Edition is ready to celebrate its second birthday this May. The anniversary event begins May 22nd and will conclude June 11th. Gamers new to the title can join in as the title will also feature a free weekend from May 25th to May 29th.

Overwatch: Origins Edition

The anniversary event will feature new items, a brand new deathmatch map, and past seasonal events rotated daily. Gamers who missed out last year will also win a mixture of new and old seasonal items via loot boxes. If you’re interested in the full notes, check them out below.

New Items

  • The Anniversary event will include more than 50 new items, including eight Legendary skins and three epic skins
  • New dance emotes have been added for Doomfist, Moira, and Brigitte

Your Favorites are Back

  • The Anniversary event will bring back previous seasonal cosmetic items, including your favorite dance emotes from last year’s celebration
  • Past seasonal brawls are returning to the Arcade and will be rotated daily, including those found in Overwatch: Archives

New Map

  • The Anniversary event will introduce the brand-new Deathmatch map, Petra
  • In addition to Petra, Deathmatch will include a new Competitive Mode, which will feature placement matches, skill rating tiers, and leaderboards

Loot Boxes

  • Players who log in 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 for the duration of the event

Free Weekend

  • Overwatch and the Anniversary event will be playable during our Free Weekend, which will run from May 25 through May 29
  • For those playing Overwatch on PlayStation, a PlayStation Plus account WILL NOT be required to play during Free Weekend

Legendary Edition

  • A new version of Overwatch, Legendary Edition, will be released digitally on May 22
  • Legendary Edition will include sets of Legendary, Epic, and Origin skins for a total of 15 skins with purchase
Once again, the anniversary event begins May 22nd.

We've got the full list of Overwatch: Origins Edition trophies - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Will Cruz
Written by Will Cruz
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