Overwatch is celebrating its first birthday with a big Anniversary event

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Overwatch has been a standout title for Blizzard, born from the ashes of a failed MMO. You’d never say as much, considering just how polished, balanced and captivating the online shooter is. It’s also strange to think that it’s been out for a whole year already – which means it’s time for a celebration. Blizzard is hosting an Overwatch Anniversary event, and you’re invited to join in the loot box festivities.

First, though, you should really check out this pretty great look back at all the major events over the past year, including some of the more novel limited modes that Blizzard have launched for free over their seasonal events.

Blizzard is launching their Overwatch Anniversary event next week. Starting May 23rd and running through to June 12th, the event will allow players to earn and purchase typical seasonal exclusive loot boxes, packed with new skins, sprays, emotes and more. They’re also teasing some more details for the event that will be revealed soon – which perhaps pertain to a new game mode. Or even the return of all their previous ones for a limited time.

Along with the event, Blizzard is also opening up Overwatch for another free weekend, starting on May 26th and running until May 29th. A new “GOTY” Edition of Overwatch will also go on sale soon for PC, Xbox One and PS4. The originally Origins Edition exclusive character skins will be included, as well as 10 loot boxes for you to gleefully unwrap. The collection will also include digital goodies for Diablo III, StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm and World of WarCraft, in classic Blizzard style.

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Overwatch is still incredibly fun to play, so if you’ve somehow managed to stay away for a whole year there’s really no excuse now. Get some.

Last Updated: May 18, 2017

Alessandro Barbosa

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  • And the Hots event wraps up exactly 24 hours before the Overwatch anniversary begins. So no 10 anniversary lootboxes for you.

    And for me 🙁

  • Hammersteyn

    “purchase typical seasonal exclusive loot boxes” purchase how? MT?

    • You cant spell “MT” without money in the middle!

      • Hammersteyn

        So it’s an anniversary celebration for Blizzard and not for the players? Thoughts so. They could at least reward those with some skins or loot boxes that has played X amount of games

        • You get in game currency and lootboxes while playing.. you can then use that currency to buy the skins you don’t win randomly..

          I have 7500 coins at the moment and top skins are normally 1000 and I’ve never paid for anything other than the original game.

          You can buy lootboxes.. but I’ve never felt the need

          • Hammersteyn

            I know all that, I just thought Blizzard would toss out some freebies. Maybe I’m too naive…

  • Haven’t played this game in months doe

    • Firstly, you’re missing out big time. Secondly, who you calling a female deer?

    • Hammersteyn

      Same, which is wrong

  • HairyEwok
    • Matthew Figueira


  • Matthew Figueira

    Awww yiss! Been far too long since I klapped me some Overwatch 🙂

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