Looks Like Overwatch Is Getting an Anniversary Event, Game of the Year Edition

May 11, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

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Overwatch is turning 1 on May 24, and it looks like Blizzard will be celebrating with an Anniversary event and a Game of the Year Edition.

According to True Achievements, there’s a listing on the Xbox Games Store for Overwatch Game of the Year Edition, which is scheduled to release on Tuesday, May 23. A price isn’t given, but the description says it includes the following:

  • The full game
  • 10 Bonus Loot Boxes with cosmetic goodies for your Overwatch heroes
  • Origin Skins for 5 Overwatch heroes
  • A Baby Winston Pet for adventures in World of Warcraft
  • The Tracer Hero for battling it out in Heroes of the Storm
  • And more

Additionally, there’s a listing for an Anniversary Loot Box, which reveals that an Overwatch Anniversary event will run until June 5:

Celebrate Overwatch’s anniversary with a batch of commemorative treats for your heroes during a new event: Overwatch Anniversary! Kick off the celebration with a bang by picking up Anniversary Loot Boxes [Anniversary Loot Boxes are available to purchase or earn in-game until June 5, 2017].

Every Loot Box contains up to four cosmetic items, including at least one Anniversary Skin, Spray, Highlight Intro, Emote, Victory Pose, Player Icon, or Voice Line. More than 100 Anniversary goodies are waiting for you! If your Anniversary Loot Box contains an item that is already in your collection, you will instead receive in-game Credits that you can use to acquire many customization options.

If the Anniversary event runs for the usual three weeks, it could begin as early as next week.

Asked yesterday on Twitter when they’ll say the Anniversary event begins, Blizzard said, “No timing details yet.”

When details are confirmed, we’ll let you know.

[Source: True Achievements (1), (2), (3), Overwatch via Reddit]