Blizzard Entertainment has announced that the 3rd annual Anniversary event for Overwatch will officially launch next Tuesday, May 21. As always, it will be filled to the brim with new legendary skins for select heroes, as well as new dance emotes and sprays. However, the real kicker here is that the company will also be throwing in a free week-long trial period for those anyone who doesn’t own the game.
The six heroes who will be getting the skin treatment are currently unknown, but we’ll more than likely be getting those reveals these next few days. What we do know for sure is that their will be three brand new dance emotes for the most recent additions to the game, Baptiste, Ashe, and Wrecking Ball, or Hammond if your against Jeff Kaplan. The Seasonal Brawls will also be making their return to the Arcade Playlist, which will include the Overwatch Archives-Storm Rising.
Speaking of more things to look forward to, this event will also mark the return of the Anniversary Loot Boxes, which will have a chance for any and all legendary skins from the past Anniversary Events. In addition, juts logging in during the event will also net you a free box to open up right away. The Anniversary Skins are arguably the fans most wanted since the even began, so if you need any from the past three years, this is your only chance to get them.
Overwatch has been on an improbable run these past few years. We knew that Blizzard had something special on their hands, but the insane amount of success it has achieved is incredible. It quickly became the most popular FPS game on the market, let alone the most played game on Battle.net. This event is just proof that the game still has it’s rabid fanbase, and it’s thanks Jeff and company that took a chance to try something different, which paid off in droves.
Overwatch’s Anniversary Event starts on Tuesday, May 21 and runs through Monday, June 10. The free trial week goes from May 21-May 28. Overwatch is available on PC through the Battle.net Launcher, as well as PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.