Overwatch Anniversary Event Begins Today, New Skins and Maps Revealed

Overwatch Anniversary Event Begins Today, New Skins and Maps Revealed

Today, Overwatch celebrates its second year in existence with another Anniversary Event, complete with new skins, a new retail re-release, and more.

The Overwatch second anniversary event begins today and will run until June 11. Blizzard announced 190 new anniversary-themed items of which 60 will be brand new to this event. Blizzard already held a several legendary skin reveals leading up to the event today.

Some of the new legendary skins include a Sherlock McCree, Casino Doomfist, Magician Symmetra, Pirate Junkrat, and more. You can see the full gallery of the eight legendary skins here. As a bonus, the previous seasonal cosmetics will also be available. So if you missed out on any previous season skin now’s your chance to complete your collection.

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Blizzard also announced Petra, a free-for-all Deathmatch map based on the real-world city of Jordan. It’s got a very Indiana Jones-style vibe going for it and comes complete with destructible environments that open up new parts of the map.

Players who log in for the event will receive a bonus Legendary Anniversary Loot Box with a guaranteed Legendary item. If you purchase the 50 Loot Box bundle you’ll get a bonus Legendary Anniversary Loot Box as well.

Blizzard is also releasing a Legendary Edition retail version for Overwatch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Legendary Edition is available for $39.99 and includes 15 different Legendary and Epic skins along with the five Origins skins. The standard version of the game is also on sale for $19.99, and both are offered until June 4.

For more check out our Overwatch second anniversary event guide for the full rundown of anniversary items, skins, and more.

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