Blizzard has announced on the official Overwatch Twitter account that there will be an Anniversary event for the game on 23rd May to celebrate the game being out for a year.
The big confirmation so far is that three new arena maps will be included. They aren’t unique locations but extensions of the already-existing maps Dorada, Eichenwalde, and Temple of Anubis. You can see the teaser in the official Overwatch account’s tweet below.
Overwatch events also usually introduce new loot box content including time-relevant character skins, so we can expect the anniversary to be the same. With Orisa making her first appearance in the game just a few months ago, it’s unlikely that we’ll see a new hero introduced as well.
Blizzard is also releasing a Game of the Year edition of the game, which includes ten free loot boxes and the skins from the Collector’s edition. It will also allow players to use some of Overwatch’s heroes in Blizzard’s other titles, such as World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, and Heroes of the Storm.
There’s even good news for those who don’t own Overwatch yet, as free access will be provided between 26th and 29th May on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. All progress you make during the trial period will be carried over once you purchase the full game.
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