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Here’s Everything About Overwatch’s Anniversary Event

Happy Birthday, OverwatchBlizzard’s second-anniversary campaign for their wildly popular team-based shooter, Overwatch begins today! The event will run until June 11th across all platforms – PC, Xbox and PlayStation.

But let’s get down to why we’re playing, the skins. There’s a total of 50 new anniversary items available including for the first time ever all the previous seasonal content from the past few years. So if you missed out on that awesome Zenyatta Cthulu skin or the Winston Yeti skin you’ll have a chance to get it! Past season brawls, like Mei’s Snowball Offensive and Junkenstein’s Revenge, will also be available in Arcade mode and will rotate on a daily basis throughout the event.

As a bonus, everyone is going to be getting a Legendary Anniversary Loot Box from the moment they log in which contains at least one guaranteed legendary item.


For this anniversary event Blizzard has whipped up eight new legendary skins:

McCree – Sherlock

Overwatch Second Anniversary 2018, McCree, Sherlock


Brigitte – Shieldmaiden

Overwatch Second Anniversary 2018, Brigitte, Shieldmaiden


Bastion – Stealth

Overwatch Second Anniversary 2018, Bastion, Stealth


Doomfist – Formal

Overwatch Second Anniversary 2018, Doomfist, Formal


Junkrat – Buccaneer

Overwatch Second Anniversary 2018, Junkrat, Buccaneer


Orisa – Forest Spirit

Overwatch Second Anniversary 2018, Orisa, Forest Spirit


Symmetra – Magician

Overwatch Second Anniversary 2018, Symmetra, Magician


Torbjörn – Cybjörn

Overwatch Second Anniversary 2018, Torbjorn, Cybjorn


The anniversary event also marks the launch of the new free-for-all Petra Deathmatch map, read more about that here. It, along with Château Guillard, will be available in an optional competitive mode that will have placement matches, skill ratings, and leaderboards, and it will award competitive points.

For those that haven’t been playing Overwatch and want to get in on the hype, Blizzard is offering a sale on the new Legendary Edition of Overwatch and it’s a good deal for anyone who doesn’t already own it. It comes with five origin skins, five epic skins, and five legendary skins for USD$40 on all platforms, while the Standard Edition is down to USD$20. The sale will end June 4 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.