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'Overwatch' anniversary event includes a new Deathmatch map

'Overwatch' anniversary event includes a new Deathmatch map

Overwatch has become one of Blizzard's biggest and most successful games, and this two-year anniversary has Blizzard in the mood to celebrate.

Blizzard Entertainment has an Overwatch-shaped carrot to dangle in front of your eyes as the popular shooter celebrates its second anniversary this month. Not everyone could afford buying Overwatch, so some people have never played although they had wanted to.

Players can play Overwatch through PC, Playstation 4, or Xbox One during the free-to-play weekend. PlayStation users will not need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play. Blizzard remained secretive about the starting moment of the event but, if you joined the past anniversary events, it should be around 2 p.m.

The Overwatch two-year anniversary event will introduce the brand-new Deathmatch map, Petra, along with a new mode. Blizzard confirmed that a new Competitive Mode will be coming to Deathmatch that includes placement matches, skill rating tiers, and leaderboards.

New emotes have also been guaranteed for characters like Doomfist, Moira and Brigitte, so expect some teases in the days before release. Past seasonal brawls will be hitting the Arcade once again too and rotated daily.

Junkrat was featured getting a pirate-themed skin that can be unlocked via loot boxes or in-game cash.

Players will also be treated to a special Legendary lootbox at the start of the anniversary event, which guarantees to drop at least one legendary skin when opened. If you purchase 50 Loot Box Bundle, you'll get a bonus Legendary Anniversary Loot Box. All previously released loot boxes (like the previously released cosmetics) will be available in the anniversary event.

The anniversary event, which runs May 22 - June 11, also adds new loot boxes.

It looks like the next Overwatch event is close, in fact it may only be just over a week away. Let us know in the comments section below.

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