Today Overwatch has announced that for its 2nd birthday not only will there be a brand new skin for Junkrat, you’ll also be able to play all past brawls and get their cosmetic items in case you missed them! Overall you can get eight new legendary skins and additionally the three characters Doomfist, Brigitte and Moira will receive new dance emotes. The past brawls are available on a daily rotating playlist. The anniversary event will run from May 22 to June 12. That means you can finally get those cool seasonal skins you have missed if you joined Overwatch just recently very soon again. But not only that will happen in Overwatch this month.
Blizzard also announced a brand new edition of Overwatch, the legendary edition. This digital-only version of Overwatch will get you 15 skins in total which range from the origin skins, legendary and also epic skins. The origin skins were an exclusive selection of skins which were only available in the more expensive 60$ version of the PC release at launch. Usually the game only costs 40$ on PC. Console players got these origin skins anyway because they only had the 60$ version of the game at release. Still want to try the game first? You will also be able to play the game for free from May 25th to May 29th, enough to get you familiar with at least half of the fantastic roster of characters that enrich the game by now. PS4 players won’t need PS+ to join the free battles. For Xbox it is unknown is Xbox live gold will be needed.
But wait, there’s still more! Outside of the event modes that will make a return, Overwatch will also add a new map to the Deathmatch mode. The new map is called Petra and that’s all what we know for now. There will also be a new competitive mode for deathmatch which seemingly will run alongside of the initial official competitive mode of Overwatch.
But before you leave, until the May 22nd anniversary event, you can also still support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation by buying the Pink Mercy skin for just 14,99$. All the necessary info about the still going promotion can be read up here: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/21758132. You can also unlock additional sprays by supporting charity streams which are still going on. Fan art is shared almost daily on the official @PlayOverwatch Twitter account. So check these cool artists out too!