We’ve already covered a lot of information on the forthcoming Overwatch Anniversary Event 2018. But as you’d expect with such a big event, there’s a little bit more kindly being shared by Jeff Kaplan in this new Overwatch Anniversary 2018 Developer Update Video.
The main bit of news is that in addition to the new FFA Deathmatch map Petra, there will also be a Free-For-All Competitive Deathmatch Season. It will take place on the two dedicated maps as Petra joins Chateau Guillard. And one of the new legendary new skins will be ‘a certain dapper looking gentleman in formal wear’
The most-likely answer is that it could be Tuxedo Doomfist, seen in the Masquerade Overwatch comic.
We’ve already seen a Pirate Junkrat appear in the original Twitter updates teasing the anniversary event. And there’s also been a Venom Soldier:76 Epic skin revealed by OverwatchEU on Twitter (Embedded towards the end of this article)
The news about Anniversary Loot Boxex containing both new and old seasonal event and anniversary skins has been confirmed. And it’s also been revealed that the previous events will be coming back as part of the arcade, on daily rotation. So they’ll easily be avoidable if you don’t like something in particular. And it also means you’ll get the All Heroes versions of Uprising and Retribution, but not the Overwatch Archives version with the set four heroes.
There’s not long now until the event begins on May 22nd until June 11th. So expect to be downloading and installing an update at some point next Tuesday!
Overwatch Anniversary 2018 Skins?
Pirate Junkrat – confirmed via the first teaser video on Twitter
You’ll have a brawl!
Past brawls and cosmetics are back for Overwatch Anniversary 2018.
The celebration begins May 22! 🎉🎂 pic.twitter.com/H9I7R2U6nG
— Overwatch (@OverwatchEU) May 14, 2018
Tuxedo Doomfist – hinted by Jeff Kaplan in the Overwatch Anniversary 2018 Developer Update Video above
Venom Soldier: 76
We’re just a week away from Overwatch Anniversary 2018! Join us in the celebration as we count down with TWO new skin reveals.
Our FIRST reveal: VENOM SOLDIER: 76! (Epic) pic.twitter.com/w7BlRUYHiI
— Overwatch (@OverwatchEU) May 16, 2018