The team from Blizzard Entertainment has taken to the official Twitter account to reveal that the Overwatch Anniversary 2021 celebration will begin on May 18th and run through June 8th.
Players can expect to find new skins demonstrated in the short teaser video below! Along with a slew of new collectibles, Anniversary Loot Boxes have a chance to contain items from past Anniversary and seasonal events.
Party on the payload!
Overwatch Anniversary begins May 18. pic.twitter.com/B3cusMt8lX
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) May 16, 2021
Additionally, Overwatch Game Director Aaron Keller participated in the developer update to announce that the team will be on hand to talk about Overwatch 2’s PvP side on May 20th with an AMA session following on May 24th.
ABOUT OVERWATCH 2:
Reunite and stand together in a new age of heroes. Overwatch 2 builds on an award-winning foundation of epic competitive play, and challenges the world’s heroes to team up, power up, and take on an overwhelming outbreak of threats around the globe.
Overwatch 2 evolves the look and feel of the world, with more dynamic environments, larger scale battles, additional in-game storytelling events, and improved atmospheric effects and shadows. Heroes in Overwatch 2 will also have a brand-new look, with greater detail and higher fidelity.
- In Push, a new, symmetrical map type that will launch with Overwatch 2, teams battle to take control of a robot that begins in a central location, then push it toward the enemy base. Either team may take control of the robot at any time. The team that pushes the robot furthest onto the enemy side wins the game.
- Play an active role in the next chapter of the Overwatch saga through a series of intense four-player missions. Fight back against Null Sector, uncover the motives behind the omnic attacks, and confront a rising wave of new threats.
- The battle continues with Hero Missions. As escalating crises break out around the world, encounter an ever-changing array of scenarios with a range of diverse and dangerous enemies. Level up your favorite heroes and earn powerful customization options to help beat the odds.