Anniversary 2018 to Include New Cosmetics, a New Brawl & Deathmatch Love

Michele Stevens
May 14, 2018

Details on the new map are slim at the moment aside from the name and Deathmatch restriction, but it appears that Deathmatch will also be getting a new mode.

Blizzard Entertainment announced plans today to celebrate Overwatch's second anniversary, which starts May 22 and ends June 1. A new Legendary Edition of the game is being released digitally too.

Fans were able to find costumes, dance emotes and sprays, as well as a large collection of Overwatch Legendary Skins. If you purchase 50 Loot Box Bundle, you'll get a bonus Legendary Anniversary Loot Box.


If you've missed out on Overwatch over the past two years, a free weekend will be taking place a few days after the latest event gets underway.

Overwatch was originally released on May 24, 2016. Happy anniversary Overwatch, keep up the good work. Deathmatch will also be getting a new competitive mode which will implement placement matches, skill rating tiers and leaderboards. All previous seasonal loot will be included in loot boxes during the event, and everyone who logs in to Overwatch during the second anniversary celebration will receive a free Legendary Anniversary loot box. From May 25-28, players on PS4, Xbox One and PC can experience everything the full game has to offer.

Among these cosmetics, there'll be eight new Legendary skins; three Epic-rarity skins; new dance move emotes for Brigitte, Moira, and Doomfist; and all previously released cosmetics from past events will be available for players to purchase. More information, including what time the free weekend will be deployed, can be found here. As for the Legendary Edition, that'll be out next Tuesday and feature a mix of Legendary, Epic, and Origin skins for a total of 15.

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