Overwatch’s one-year anniversary event kicks off as we speak, bringing a fresh batch of latest beauty items to Blizzard’s shooter and 3 new maps: Black Forest, Castillo and Necropolis.
For a glance again on the first year of Overwatch, and a style of what’s to come back within the Anniversary event, take a look at the video below.


Overwatch Anniversary will run from May 23rd to June 12th, and can feature three new maps for the Arena mode, together with over 100 new items to collect. There are some standout character skins coming as a part of the event, together with Cruiser D.Va, Beekeeper Mei (sadly, her gun doesn’t shoot a swarm of bees, Blizzard mentioned), Cyberian Zarya, Sentai Genji and a jazzy Lúcio.

In contrast to earlier events, all the new anniversary event skins are legendary skins, costing 3,000 gold apiece. With the event running for two weeks, instead of the standard three, it may be quite a bit tougher to get all of the skins you want from the event with out dropping some serious money on loot boxes.

Listed below are all the brand new skins:


Blizzard can also be releasing Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition for Xbox One, PS4, and PC starting today. The Game of the Year Edition embrace 10 free loot boxes, a collection of throwback skins from the “Origins” version of the game, and Overwatch-themed in-game items in Diablo III, World of Warcraft, Starcraft II, and Heroes of the Storm.


Blizzard ultimately will be selling the Game of the Year Edition for $59.99, however as a part of the anniversary event it’s providing it at a special introductory value of $39.99. In case you’re not into the additional loot, Blizzard is also working a sale on the vanilla version of Overwatch, which can price $29.99 as an alternative of the standard $39.99. Lastly, players trying to upgrade from the standard version of Overwatch to the Game of the Year Version will be in a position to take action for $9.99 (or $19.99 after the anniversary sale).

Finally, players on PS4, Windows PC and Xbox One will be capable to try out Overwatch with a free weekend. The game shall be free to download and play May 26-29.