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Celebrating One Year Of 'Overwatch'

Tomorrow, Bliizzard’s Overwatch will celebrate its one-year anniversary. In that time, new characters, events, and maps were introduced that kept players addicted round after round. Whether it’s fighting for supremacy against a rival team or escorting the payload, there’s something for everyone in Blizzard’s competitive first-person shooter. Starting today through June 12, you can celebrate the occasion with a new seasonal event called the Overwatch Anniversary.

During the event, you’ll be able to play on three new Arena-sized maps, which are designed for three-versus-three-player elimination matches. This includes the ancient ruins of the Necropolis, the abandoned homes in the Black Forest, and the picturesque fort of Castillo.

However, new maps aren't the only thing special to the event. As you play, you'll earn Anniversary boxes, which can give you new icons or sprays. These prized boxes can also give you legendary skins for some of your favorite characters such as D.Va, Tracer, Mei, or Pharah. You can also get new dance emotes so you can celebrate with your team before the match begins.

If you prefer, you can choose to buy the Anniversary Loot Boxes with real-world money, and it starts at $1.99 for two boxes all the way up to 50 boxes for $39.99. However, buying the boxes outright means that you can’t open them until the event is over.

NameOverwatch
TypeOnline, FPS
DeveloperBlizzard
PublisherBlizzard
PlatformsPC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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  • jsomiller44
    Overwatch,,, a game I will never play.
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  • picture_perfect
    why
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  • jsomiller44
    It isn't a shooter. It isn't an RPG. It is mainly PVP. So I don't know it is a FPS MOBA without the creeping. I would go play TF2 if I wanted to play this kind of game.
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  • TwoSpoons100
    Mate, you are so missing out. I've been gaming since Castle Wolfenstein on my 286, and this has to be one of the best games i've ever played.
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  • MrQwiq
    I agree. Its a great game. feels a little like tf2 but faster game play. I own this on XB1 and plan on it for PC.
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  • Malicex64
    In what way can you "not open the boxes until the event is over"? This is simply an incorrect statement. You open them the second you buy them.
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  • AgentLozen
    Football. A sport I will never watch.

    It isn't Basketball. It isn't Hockey. It's mainly wrestling. So I don't know if it is a marathon Baseball without the pitching. I would go watch Water Polo if I wanted to watch this kind of sport.
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  • quilciri
    19727485 said:
    Overwatch,,, a game I will never play.

    19727860 said:
    It isn't a shooter. It isn't an RPG. It is mainly PVP. So I don't know it is a FPS MOBA without the creeping. I would go play TF2 if I wanted to play this kind of game.

    I chimed in just to crap on something that everyone else loves! I wonder if you think playing tf2 makes you "old school".

    and yeah, Malice. Unless this event is different than every other Overwatch event, you can open the loot boxes when you buy them.
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  • dark_lord69
    I would love to try it but I'm heading to the lake this weekend and don't think I'll be able to find the time to play.
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  • derekullo
    19729894 said:
    19727485 said:
    Overwatch,,, a game I will never play.

    19727860 said:
    It isn't a shooter. It isn't an RPG. It is mainly PVP. So I don't know it is a FPS MOBA without the creeping. I would go play TF2 if I wanted to play this kind of game.

    I chimed in just to crap on something that everyone else loves! I wonder if you think playing tf2 makes you "old school".

    and yeah, Malice. Unless this event is different than every other Overwatch event, you can open the loot boxes when you buy them.

    Playing TF2 just makes you old.

    Playing TF1 makes you eligible for retirement.

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