Overwatch | Anniversary event
As was promised earlier, on May 23 Overwatch began to celebrate the first birthday of the game. There are no special events like “Uprising” this time, but there are many other interesting additions and changes.
First, all the characters learned to dance: for example, Tracer dances Charleston, Angel – Hustle, and Farra plays on an imaginary guitar. Dancing was added to the emotions section. Secondly, a dozen of legendary skins was created: D.Va can be dressed up in a pinup, and you can make from Lucio a jazz musician (with this skin, even the compositions change on acceleration and healing!). Third, there are a lot of small things – profile icons, replicas, and graffiti.
The above is part of the “Anniversary” and is caught in special containers. As usual, at the time of the event, all standard boxes were replaced with special ones. They will fall until 12 June.
However, not all new cosmetics are available exclusively at the event. Orisa, Sombra, Reaper and Tracer received several standard emotions – they can be obtained at any time.
Anniversary new maps
Finally, Blizzard expanded the list of arenas: “Necropolis” near the Anubis temple, “Castillo” near Dorado and “The Black Forest” near Eichenwald were added to the “Ecological Station: Antarctica“. These arenas will become part of the “Duel” and “Liquidation” regimes and show the life of the heroes of the game (more about this – in the videos below).
The rules of these modes, by the way, have changed a little. In “Duels” now there is a limited choice of characters instead of a random hero. And in the “Liquidation” system is blocking one the fighters, with whom you have already won in one of the rounds. That is, the most powerful bundle of Roadhog, Ana, Soldier-76 will from now on be seen much less often.
Blizzard also thought about those who are not familiar with Overwatch yet. The company will hold a free weekend in the game on all platforms from 26 to 30 May. In addition, the shooter is now sales with a discount.
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