Anniversary Event Is Live - Skins, Maps and More

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It's finally here and there are plenty of new additions, including the three new arena maps, 11 new skins, as well as dances for each hero, 24 new voice lines, 25 sprays, and 25 player icons! There's also the Game of the Year edition of the game, and you can even save 20$ on it - check out the full article here. And we also added the latest patch notes that came with the event, featuring plenty of hero balance changes - you can read them all right here.

There's also a dev update to go with it:

And here are the new skins:

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You can also check out all the emotes over at the anniversary site.

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We’re humbled and honored to commemorate one year of playing Overwatch with you! What better way to mark the occasion than with new maps and lots of new loot?

We’re adding three new Arena maps to the Arcade, and unleashing more than 100 Anniversary rewards, including our largest-ever release of new Legendary skins! You’ll earn Anniversary Loot Boxes as you play, plus pick up a free box when you log in between May 23 and June 12, 2017. Anniversary Loot Boxes are also available for purchase—but they’ll be locked away after the event ends.

Come celebrate with us!



Ana Amari has made Necropolis her personal hideout—and an impromptu field base where she can keep an eye on things.

Head to Ana’s preferred vantage point at the top of the ruins, and use the high ground (and the element of surprise) against the enemy team. Or walk the stone corridors below, and take the fight to them directly—just watch out for pits!



Castillo is an old fort looking out over Dorado’s bay. It’s the location of Calaveras, a bar frequented by questionable patrons; a graffitied Los Muertos hangout; and Sombra’s hacking den.

Test your skills against the enemy team throughout Castillo’s multiple levels, and use its winding stairs for cover and strategic advantage.


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On the outskirts of Eichenwalde, the misty Black Forest map wraps around a long-overlooked battlefield dotted with the wreckage of Bastion units.

Flank your opponents on pathways between the castle and woods, and use the wooden balconies to move between the second stories of houses throughout the forest.


Celebrate Overwatch’s anniversary with a slew of new rewards. Crack open an Anniversary Loot Box and unlock skins like Lúcio’s Jazz DJ, Honey Bee Mei, Dune Buggy Bastion, Cruiser D.Va, Sentai Genji, Stealth Hanzo, Mecha Zarya, Cyborg 76, and more! We’ve also added dances for each hero, as well as 24 new voice lines, 25 sprays, and 25 player icons, including golden player icons.


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