Blizzard has announced that the Overwatch Anniversary 2018 Event will start on the 22nd May and will feature Past brawls and cosmetics. There will also be a free weekend running from May 25 at 11:00 a.m. PT and ending on May 28 at 11:59 p.m. PT across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The Overwatch Anniversary Event will end on 12th June.
Here's the overview from the official website:
For this free weekend, we're making Overwatch's full roster of 27 heroes and 18 maps available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade. Players will also be able to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock a variety of different customization options for their heroes. Plus, if you decide to purchase Overwatch after test driving the game, you'll get to keep any progress that you made during the weekend—just be sure to use the same Blizzard, Xbox Live, or Sony Entertainment account that you played on.
- The Anniversary event will include more than 50 new items, including eight Legendary skins and three epic skins
- New dance emotes have been added for Doomfist, Moira, and Brigitte
YOUR FAVORITES ARE BACK
- The Anniversary event will bring back previous seasonal cosmetic items, including your favorite dance emotes from last year’s celebration
- Past seasonal brawls are returning to the Arcade and will be rotated daily, including those found in Overwatch: Archives
- The Anniversary event will introduce the brand-new Deathmatch map, Petra
- In addition to Petra, Deathmatch will include a new Competitive Mode, which will feature placement matches, skill rating tiers, and leaderboards
- Players who log in for the Anniversary event will receive one bonus Legendary Anniversary Loot Box, which will guarantee one Legendary item
- Players who purchase the 50 Loot Box Bundle will receive one bonus Legendary Anniversary Loot Box
- All previous seasonal event loot will be included in loot boxes for the duration of the event
Overwatch and the Anniversary event will be playable during our Free Weekend, which will run from May 25 through May 29. For those playing Overwatch on PlayStation, a PlayStation Plus account WILL NOT be required to play during Free Weekend
- A new version of Overwatch, Legendary Edition, will be released digitally on May 22
- Legendary Edition will include sets of Legendary, Epic, and Origin skins for a total of 15 skins with purchase