Overwatch Anniversary Event Includes Petra Deathmatch Map & First Free-For-All Competitive Season


The latest Overwatch developer update with Jef Kaplan has been released ahead of the second anniversary event.

Beginning on May 22nd, a large event will take place to celebrate Overwatch's two year anniversary. "And this is a great opportunity for us, the Overwatch team, to celebrate you all and the fantastic things you've done for the game, all the awesome content you've created for the game".

"Petra is handsome. There are some really fun gameplay elements to it as well", Kaplan continued. The Overwatch free weekend will be running from May 25 through May 28. And beyond new anniversary skins, players can look forward to a whole new free-for-all Deathmatch map called Petra. The brand new map, Petra, is introduced along with a new competitive mode, featuring placement matches, skill rating tiers, and leaderboards.

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Jeff talks briefly about the new deathmatch map Petra which comes with a mega-health pack in the center of the map and it has a lot of "diversity". Players logging during the event will receive a bonus Legendary loot box, guaranteeing one Legendary item. Additionally, the event will bring back all seasonal cosmetic items, as well as some past seasonal brawls. This Anniversary Loot Box will always contain an anniversary item and also has a chance to contain another item from any of Overwatch's past seasonal events.

Kaplan also hints that a handsome gentleman will have a legendary skin, as demanded many times by the Overwatch community.