New Overwatch Event Could Celebrate The Game's Anniversary

Someone has data-mined the newest PTR update and found references to a new event.


With the first anniversary of Overwatch's release coming up soon, it seems like that Blizzard would celebrate that milestone with something in the game.

While the developer has yet to announce any plans to do so, someone has data-mined the game's newest PTR update on PC and discovered what could be references to the next event.

Reddit user FailCraft did the digging, discovering references to "EVENT 6" for all characters, as well as new cosmetic items. More maps are apparently referenced as well, though it's possible these could be new versions of existing maps instead of brand-new ones.

FailCraft goes over his findings in the YouTube video above.

Given the popularity of Overwatch's previous events, it would be no surprise at all to learn that another is in the works. Overwatch launched on May 24, so if this is an anniversary event, it could be coming up soon.

In April, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan confirmed there are three new standard maps in the works that could launch this year. Additionally, three "non-standard" maps are in development.

The latest Overwatch seasonal event was Uprising, which wrapped up earlier this week. The previous ones were called Summer Games, Halloween Terror, Winter Wonderland, and Year of the Rooster.

Overwatch has been a big hit, passing 30 million registered players by Blizzard's latest count. In an earnings report today, Activision Blizzard said Overwatch remains Blizzard's "fastest-growing new franchise." The game is now a billion-dollar franchise, Activision Blizzard said.

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