Overwatch turned three years old yesterday, and the party is on. This year’s birthday bash brings in a ton of new skins, dance emotes, sprays and a whole lot more. You can acquire six new Legendary skins as well as three Epic ones, and bust some fresh moves Ashe, Baptiste, and Wrecking Ball’s new dance emotes. Additionally, the Arcade will host a slew of your favourite past seasonal brawls daily, including brawls found in Overwatch Archives – Storm Rising.
If you missed out on previous seasonal events due to unforeseen (and possibly unforgivable) circumstances, don’t worry. The Overwatch Anniversary is bringing back all previous seasonal cosmetic items, which also include all of your favourite past dance emotes. What’s more, you’ll get a free Legendary loot box just for logging in. Loot boxes will contain past seasonal loot and players who purchase the 50 Loot Box Bundle will receive a bonus Legendary Anniversary Loot Box. It’s like Christmas came early this year!
The world needs heroes, a lot more heroes. As such, the event will open up Overwatch for a completely free trial, available until May 28. So if you’ve been thinking of getting into the game, now’s the perfect time to do it.
Excellent gameplay, a free trial and free loot? What more could you possibly ask for? Happy birthday, Overwatch. If you’d like, read Overwatch Concept Artist David Kang’s discussion on how his favourite skins (Academy D.Va and Gargoyle Winston) from this year’s event were created.
The Overwatch Anniversary 2019 event is live from now until 10 June.