What to expect from the next ‘Overwatch’ event

What to expect from the next 'Overwatch' event

Fans of Overwatch had the favorite Archives event last month, but there’s more waiting for players by next month. Of course, we are talking about none other than the fun Anniversary event.

Overwatch’s Anniversary event is coming up already, and while Blizzard is yet to reveal details about it, we already know what’s coming based on previous iterations of this event. All we can say is that as early as now, players should begin saving up on their gold to buy some event-exclusive skins.

Event start and end

The Overwatch anniversary event lasts for two weeks, and it begins in the third week of May and ends in the second week of June. Last year’s event lasted from May 21 to June 10, so it should not be surprising that this year’s event will start at around the same time frame.

Anniversary lootboxes

Once the event starts, Anniversary lootboxes will become available in the game. These lootboxes give players the chance to score exclusive items not only from the Anniversary event, but also from previous events such as Archives, Halloween, and Summer Games.

This means that the event will be a chance to grab some of the exclusive cosmetic items that players have missed out on during the previous events in the game.

Of course, there will be some newly added cosmetics to the game as part of the event as well. Since this is the Anniversary event we are talking about, we can expect some cool new skins for our favorite heroes. New additions like Sigma and Echo could be getting some of their Anniversary skins this time around.

Other items to collect are the dance emotes. Again, new characters don’t have their own dance emotes yet, so we can expect Blizzard to give them theirs this anniversary event.

Previous brawls are returning

One of the best parts of the Anniversary event is that this means previous event-exclusive game modes are making a comeback as well. Throughout the duration of the Anniversary event, players should see game modes such as Lucioball, Dr. Junkenstein’s Revenge, and Capture the Flag in rotation.

Of course, the special player vs. enemy game modes from the Archives event will be a part of the fiasco as well.

This year’s Overwatch Anniversary event is special, as it could be the last one before the release of Overwatch 2Hopefully, Blizzard surprises us with some amazing skins, emotes, and sprays.


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