Overwatch 2 brings fun and games but without chocolate and with plenty of extras in this year’s anniversary.
Overwatch 2’s first anniversary is here! Millions of players have answered the call, and developers are celebrating with tons of rewards. For three weeks, you can participate in past events of the year in Arcade game mode and earn Overwatch Credits that you can use to purchase popular skins in the limited-time Anniversary Shop.
Week 1 – Winter Wonderland and Battle for Olympus
Always stay cool in the first week of the event with the Winter Wonderland event game mode. Take part in the ultimate snowball fight in both Elimination and Deathmatch versions of Mei’s Snowball Fight. Take part in the epic 1v5 Yeti Hunt or take on the challenging Lightning Ice Elimination modes.
Are divine challenges more your thing? Then look forward to the return of Battle for Olympus in classic deathmatch or team deathmatch. Battle for Olympus features eight heroes granted godlike power and ultimate abilities for divine battles that will roil the heavens.
Week 2 – Assault, Greifmari and Starwatch: Galactic Rescue
Past meets present! Classic Overwatch Assault maps return in Arcade Mode. On Assault maps, teams must capture or defend two static objective points. To survive this challenging game mode and the extensive, intense team battles, extraordinary coordination and teamwork are required. Do you have what it takes to capture both objective points?
Additionally, chaotic fun awaits the return of Greifmari, our elimination-guaranteed game mode where you must collect Pachimari from fallen foes to score points for your team and win the game. Also: Become the savior of the galaxy in Starwatch: Galactic Rescue. In Starwatch, a team of Watchers (attackers) work together to free 3CH-O (played by Echo) from the clutches of the Infinite Empire (defenders) on a map with four objective points.
Week 3 – Summer games and practical jokes and magic
Pack the sunscreen – in the third and final week of the Anniversary Event, we’re taking a trip to the beach with the return of popular Summer Games event modes, including Lúcioball and Winston’s Beach Volleyball.
We also bring back Mischief and Magic, the Prop Hunt, in which Knight Genji pursues the devious villain Kiriko, who can transform into all sorts of everyday objects to hide herself.
Earn credits for recurring shop skins
Completing all challenges available in the event will reward you with a total of up to 3,000 Overwatch Credits. This will allow you to grab recurring premium skins in the Anniversary Credit Shop like Space Raider for Cassidy, Beekeeper for Sigma, Hermes for Lúcio, and many more. Or you can keep them for now for other new opportunities and popular skins that will be released throughout the season.
The Overwatch 2 2023 Anniversary Event is available now through October 9th. The anniversary shop will disappear on October 16th.
While there have already been a ton of new experiences and seasonal events, we can’t wait to show you what’s in store for you in the future. Look forward to new experiences, including a brand new crossover event in Season 7 and lots of exciting news at BlizzCon. The adventure has just begun. You shouldn’t miss this! You can find the full blog entry about the event here.
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