Blizzard Celebrates Overwatch's Anniversary With Free Weekend, Seasonal Event, And Game Of The Year Edition

by Elise Favis on May 17, 2017 at 01:15 PM

With Overwatch's one year anniversary on the horizon, Blizzard revealed a seasonal event, a free weekend, and the announcement of Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition. 

On Tuesday May 23, a seasonal event called the Anniversary Event will kick off, though Blizzard has yet to divulge more details. Check out a trailer that released today, which looks at Overwatch's first year in review.

Additionally, from May 26 to 29, a free weekend is planned, which allows players to enjoy Overwatch without having to pay for the full game. Should players choose to purchase Overwatch following the event, their progress will be transferred over.

On Tuesday May 23, a digital version of Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This edition will be filled with several goodies, including:

  • 10 Bonus Loot Boxes
  • New hero skins, including Blackwatch Reyes and Strike-Commander Morrison skins. You can also explore origins of other heroes such as Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, and Slipstream Tracer

Purchasing the Game of the Year edition will also grant you Overwatch-themed goodies in other Blizzard games, such as:

  • Tracer in Heroes of the Storm
  • Baby Winston Pet in World of Warcraft
  • Mercy's Wings in Diablo III 
  • In-game portraits of Tracer, Reaper, Pharah, Winston, Bastion, and Soldier: 76 in StarCraft II
  • A Hearthstone Card

For more on Overwatch, you can read our review here.