To celebrate the third anniversary of Overwatch, Blizzard has announced they will release a bunch of new skins and other cosmetics. The anniversary event will also bring back most previous seasonal events’ arcade modes. All of this and more is available starting today and will remain in the game until June 10.
Bringing back seasonal Arcade game modes
Each day, a different seasonal brawl will be available in the Arcade throughout the anniversary event. Make sure you check back daily to not miss out on your favorite events! You can see the full schedule for all weeks of the event on the official Overwatch website.
Overwatch free-to-play event
On top of this, Overwatch and the Anniversary event will be available for everyone during the free trial week. What this means is that, from today until May 28, Overwatch is free to play. Make sure to try out the game if you haven’t yet had the chance!
The progress you make during the free trial period will also transfer over if you decide to pick up the game at a later date. This means you won’t have to worry about losing your progression if you get access to one of the skins or other cosmetics you really like. Do note, Overwatch and the anniversary event will be playable without restrictions for the duration of the event.
33 seasonal Anniversary skins
One of the main draws of the event is the release for the highly anticipated skin for D.Va, Academy D.Va. Other anticipated skins include Gargoyle Winston and Honeydew Mei. In total, the anniversary event brings a total of 33 seasonal skins, 11 of which are completely new!
As part of the celebration, you will receive a legendary anniversary loot box just for logging into the game on any platform. Each legendary anniversary loot boxes includes at least one legendary item, with a chance to contain more.
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