Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Overwatch Free Weekend May 25-28 & Anniversary Celebration

Overwatch Free Weekend May 25-28 & Anniversary Celebration

The Overwatch: Archives will also return so players can get clued up on some Overwatch lore.

A new developer update for Overwatch confirmed that the game has now amassed 40 million players while also revealing some details about the new map.

Beginning on May 22nd, a large event will take place to celebrate Overwatch's two year anniversary.

"Petra is handsome. There are some really fun gameplay elements to it as well", Kaplan continued. What we do know is the game has a LOT of players. "We think you'll find that very fun".

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Covering a new Competitive Deathmatch season and other features, Kaplan also previewed a new loot box that'll be available during the anniversary event. The Overwatch free weekend will be running from May 25 through May 28. He also said that there will be a lot of diversity in the type of heroes that can play on the map.

Petra's release will coincide with the first free-for-all competitive Deathmatch season.

"There's parts of the map that are great for open, long-range heroes, there's parts of the map that are great for short-ranged heroes". Additionally, the event will bring back all seasonal cosmetic items, as well as some past seasonal brawls. As far as more new content goes, players can check out a new batch of Anniversary skins, including eight new Legendary skins. Logging on during the event for the first time will also get you one Legendary lootbox which means you're guaranteed at least one legendary item (please let it be that awesome 1980s Zarya skin that I missed out on past year!).

Logging in anytime during the anniversary event from May 22 to June 11 will get you a free loot box that guarantees one Legendary item.

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