Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Sci-tech | By Laverne Osborne

Overwatch Anniversary Celebration Begins Next Week

Overwatch Anniversary Celebration Begins Next Week

It's that time of year again.

Blizzard will also be bringing some fan favorites back to Overwatch.

The Overwatch Anniversary event for 2018 has received its first official tease from Blizzard today.

The Overwatch Anniversary Event begins Tuesday, May 22 and will go on until Tuesday, June 12 on all platforms. In other words, if you missed out on stuff like the Halloween and Christmas-themed content, you'll be able to get your mitts on them soon enough. The video shows Junkrat and Roadhog dancing as their skins change which we assume would be the upcoming skins that will be released during the event.

Anyone that boots up Overwatch during the Anniversary event will earn themselves a free Legendary Anniversary Loot Box, guaranteeing the player a Legendary item.

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The other two - Nadine Labaki's " Capernaum ", and Alice Rohrwacher's " Happy as Lazzaro " - are to premiere next week. It was drawn up by French gender parity movement 5050x2020, which also spearheaded Saturday protest.

More than 50 new items, including eight new Legendary skins and three epic skins, can be obtained during the 2018 anniversary event.

New emotes have also been guaranteed for characters like Doomfist, Moira and Brigitte, so expect some teases in the days before release. Petra, a deathmatch-only arena, is coming to the game and will have a competitive mode with placements, leaderboards, and skill rankings. So if you haven't played Overwatch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC yet, that'll be your chance. For PS4 users, PlayStation Plus will not be required to play online.

And of course there will be a free weekend in there too. Titled the Legendary Edition, it'll come with the base game, of course, as well as 15 extra skins, all which will be a variety of Legendary, Epic, and Origin skins.

With all of the various gameplay changes, new heroes and the big push towards esports with the Overwatch League, things have certainly changed over the past couple of years. But starting next week, it's time to celebrate.

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