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It’s coming up on a year since Overwatch’s release, and that game has seen rapid growth during that time. The popular FPS boasts a player base of over 20 million gamers across PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Part of the draw that brings players back is chasing after rare skins and other cosmetic perks, and the multiple seasonal events that have happened over the past year brought new shiny items to give gamers something to shoot for. As we close in on the one year Overwatch Anniversary, it only seems fitting that Blizzard celebrate the milestone with something epic. Earlier today we got confirmation of an Overwatch Anniversary Event and a few details of what exactly we can expect.

A lot of our early news comes from data miners, and it’s looking like we could see over 100 new items in the Overwatch Anniversary event. Every hero is getting at least 5 items, with some getting even more. Reaper will be getting 8 new unlockables, taking the top spot for new cosmetics which will leave fans of the deadly gunman pretty satisfied. A lot of other heroes will be getting 7 or 6 new items too, with the rest getting 5.

Details on what exactly is coming along with the Overwatch Anniversary Event are sparse, but the datamined files say the event is arriving on May 24th. This release date would make sense as it lines up nicely with the end of the Nexus event crossover celebrating the release of Heroes of the Storm 2.0 with unique Overwatch and HOTS unlockables.

Those looking to get into Overwatch for the first time will be happy to hear of the Overwatch: Game of the Year edition coming as soon as Tuesday, May 23rd. This special edition of the game will arrive alongside the Overwatch Anniversary event and include access to the game, 10 loot boxes, five original origin skins, the unlock of Tracer in Heroes of the Storm, and the Baby Winston pet in World of Warcraft. The inclusion of crossovers between IPs has served Blizzard well, especially providing purchase or participation incentives for their other games.

While the specifics of what’s to come with the Overwatch Anniversary event are sparse, it’s cool to know that it does exist and that it’s coming as soon as May 24th. I imagine the cosmetics for this event will be extra special, so be prepared to dump some money on loot boxes or to grind your life away for the week or two the event is active if you want to collect them all.

Overwatch is a FPS available now on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC

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