Update: The end time for the Anniversary update is approaching fast!
Our Overwatch: Anniversary guide contains start and end times, details of the new maps, skins, voice lines and dance emotes coming with the next update.
For this year’s Overwatch Anniversary event, Blizzard is bringing back all of last year’s Anniversary exclsuive skins, so those who missed out last year can try their hand at nabbing those sought after skins once again. In addition, some fan favourite Brawls will be making a return and some new skins will also feature too.
We’ve put together an Anniversary guide below that’ll take you through all the latest information on when it’ll start and finish, as well as all the cosmetic stuff that’s been teased. We’ll be expanding on all of these sections as and when new information is released – stay tuned!
Overwatch: Anniversary start and end dates
The Overwatch: Anniversary event will begin on Tuesday 21st May 2019 and while there’s currently no confirmed end date, we reckon it’ll come to a close on the 10th June 2018 seeing as last year’s event ran on for roughly the same amount of time.
Lets get this party started! The Overwatch Anniversary celebration begins on May 21! pic.twitter.com/pEh1upfdIv
Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) May 18, 2019
For an idea of when it’s likely to go live in your corner of the world, take a look at our page dedicated to the Overwatch Anniversary start time – we’ve got a number of regions covered.
Overwatch: Anniversary New Features
All previous Overwatch Anniversary cosmetics are returning this time around, and there are 6 new Legendary Skins up for grabs as well.
Overwatch Anniversary Loot Boxes will contain a guaranteed Anniversary Event item, and contain all skins from past events! This means you’ll have a chance to earn some unique skins that have been locked away for a while now. If you missed the Summer Games Nihon Genji skin, then you could earn it during this event.
You’ll also be able to manually unlock all previous seasonal items from all the previous seasonal events during the Anniversary event.
For a look at all of last year’s skins, head on over to our Anniversary Skins page.
Finally, there are 6 new Legendary skins on the way. Blizzard’s only teased one so far, which we’ve embedded just below:
Time to raise my GPA.Hit the books as Academy D․Va!Overwatch Anniversary begins on May 21! pic.twitter.com/yLoZdchlE4
Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) May 19, 2019
Fan favourite seasonal Brawls will be making a return, including Storm Rising, Mei’s Snowball Offensive, Lucio Ball, Uprising, Retribution and more. They’ll be cycling each day for added variety, so keep checking back for your favourite mode!
That’s everything we know for now, but we’ll have loads more for you once the event goes live on Tuesday 21st May.