Overwatch Anniversary Event Start Date Leaked

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So far, the only new skin that's been revealed is Pirate Junkrat. If you want to get into Overwatch withot spending a time this month, however, you can jump in to try the Anniversary event out from May 25 through May 28 for a Free Weekend on all platforms.

The new cosmetics include three epic skins, eight legendary skins, and fresh new dance moves for Doomfist, Moira, and Brigitte, having not been around for last year's party. It'll bring 50 cosmetic items into the fray, as well as another deathmatch map called Petra. Titled the Legendary Edition, it'll come with the base game, of course, as well as 15 extra skins, all which will be a variety of Legendary, Epic, and Origin skins. Also, a new version of the title will release alongside the event, called the "Legendary Edition".

The new legendary Junkrat skin from the teaser for Overwatch Anniversary 2018
The new legendary Junkrat skin from the teaser for Overwatch Anniversary 2018

The most important news however is the expansion of the deathmatch mode - Blizzard promises "placement matches, skill rating tiers, and leaderboards" for the event. The map is one that's only for Deathmatch games and should be available when the next anniversary event begins on May 22, a date that was confirmed in the tweet below. Logging in to the Anniversary event will also grant one Legendary Anniversary Loot Box, containing a single guaranteed Legendary item.

Special loot boxes will also be making a appearance with Legendary Anniversary Loot Boxes guaranteeing players some rare content. So if you haven't played Overwatch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC yet, that'll be your chance.

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