New Overwatch Skins And More Available Now With Anniversary Event

Tons of new and past event items to score while the event is on.


Overwatch is celebrating two years since its release, and in true Overwatch fashion, it's doing so with big event. The PS4, Xbox One, and PC game's Anniversary Event is now live, giving players the chance to score nearly 200 anniversary items, including Legendary skins. The event goes from now until June 11.

Anyone who logs in during the Anniversary Event gets a free Anniversary Loot Box, which comes with at least one guaranteed Legendary item. It can contain loot from past seasonal events or other classic content; in total, there are more than 190 Anniversary event items up for grabs, with more than 60 of them being brand-new items. Of course, you can earn additional loot boxes by playing or by purchasing them with real-world money. You can see the new outfits below and in our Overwatch anniversary skins gallery.

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On top of the new skins and dances to earn, the Anniversary Event also introduces a new FFA Deathmatch map called Petra to keep you on your toes. Blizzard is making all past seasonal brawls available to play in the Arcade, as well.

If you're new to Overwatch, Blizzard is also celebrating the game's second anniversary by making it free to try this weekend. From May 25 until May 28, you can jump into the game for free on PS4, Xbox One or PC, and play the full roster of heroes in a variety of modes. Any loot boxes you pick up can be transferred to the main game, if you choose to buy after the free weekend.

There's also a new version of Overwatch to pick up, too. Overwatch: Legendary Edition is out now digitally (there's no physical release). It's geared more towards new players and comes with the base game along with a set of 15 Legendary, Epic, and Origin skins for US $45 / £30 / AU $64.95.

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