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Blizzard Announces The Third 'Overwatch' Anniversary Event

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The celebration of the third anniversary of "Overwatch" will kick off on May 21.  ( Blizzard )

Blizzard has announced the celebration of the third anniversary of Overwatch.

From the look of things, the event for 2019 will be centered on bringing back old skins and brawls, making it a treat both for newcomers and those who missed the chance to get the goodies released in the past.

Overwatch Turns 3

In a tweet, Blizzard went ahead and invited everyone to the party, which is scheduled to kick off on May 21 and last until June 10.

Per IGN, the whole celebration includes not only every past seasonal cosmetic but also new skins, as well as dance emotes and sprays. In total, there are three epic skins and new dances for Ashe, Baptiste, and Wrecking Ball in the mix. Needless to say, all of these can be obtained via Loot Boxes during the anniversary.

In addition, seasonal Arcade brawls are making a comeback, including the ones that Overwatch Archives - Storm Rising came with. These will be playable on a daily rotation.

The fun doesn't end there either. Everyone who participates in the happening will be eligible to get one free Legendary Anniversary Loot Box. For those who don't know, it's guaranteed to yield at least one Legendary item. Buying a bundle of 50 Loot Boxes will also come with a Legendary Anniversary Loot Box.

Every Overwatch player out there can join in too, as the event will be available across all the platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. That said, even those who don't own the game can participate as well, as Blizzard is holding a free trial for everyone between May 21 and 28. Console gamers can also download the required files for the trial right now so that they'd be ready to jump right in once the celebration starts.

Other Content?

It doesn't seem like players can expect more from the anniversary, such as new major content or something along those lines. Blizzard has been working on things like the new Havana map, the aforementioned Storm Rising mission, and the Overwatch Workshop, which is available only in the PTR at the moment.

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