Overwatch Anniversary 2018 event will be a blast from the past

Overwatch Anniversary plans LEAKED... all event skins will return and Junkrat has a new pirate outfit

Well, today Blizzard started putting those rumors to rest as they have officially released the first details about Overwatch Anniversary 2018. There's also going to be a free weekend event from May 25 until May 28.

Suit up and save the world.

More than 50 new items, including eight new Legendary skins and three epic skins, can be obtained during the 2018 anniversary event.

New emotes have also been guaranteed for characters like Doomfist, Moira and Brigitte, so expect some teases in the days before release.

However, Anniversary loot boxes will not only feature Anniversary items, but will actually contain a mixture of all items from past seasonal events.

Anyone who logs in during the event will receive one Legendary Anniversary Loot Box for free. Past seasonal brawls will return to the Arcade and be rotated daily, including those found in Overwatch Archives.

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Also, a new map for Deathmatch, Petra, will be added along with the Anniversary event. It'll bring 50 cosmetic items into the fray, as well as another deathmatch map called Petra. Playstation 4 players will be able to play without a PS Plus subscription for the weekend, according to Blizzard. The developer states that a PlayStation Plus account will not be required to play on Sony's platform. In addition, deathmatch will include a new competitive mode that has placement matches, skill rating tiers, and leaderboards.

Special loot boxes will also be making a appearance with Legendary Anniversary Loot Boxes guaranteeing players some rare content.

If all that weren't enough, there's a new version of Overwatch releasing digitally on May 22.

However, it isn't yet known whether these items will be available to buy or if you'll have to be lucky with loot boxes.

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