Overwatch kicks off its anniversary event and slashes game prices

    
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Not quite like this.

It’s been a year since Overwatch launched, and in that time the game has added new heroes, new maps, and several limited-time events of varying popularity. So naturally, the best way to celebrate the anniversary is with another limited-time event and associated loot boxes. Pop into one of the three new arena maps and look for new sprays, new skins, and new dancing emotes for various characters; you can check below for screenshots and a video showing them off.

If all of this is irrelevant to you as you haven’t picked up the game, good news! You can do that even cheaper. The Game of the Year edition contains all of the bonuses of the Origins Edition released at launch and is going for $39.99 during the anniversary event, while the basic game is now priced at $29.99. (And yes, you can upgrade to the GotY edition later.) The anniversary event lasts until June 12th, while the sales are only active until June 3rd.

Source: Blizzard press release
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The skins are really well done, going so far as even having unique things like changing Lucio’s music.

But the event highlights the same damn issue as all their others. Limited time skins + higher cost (3000 vs normal 1000) + relatively slow gain of loot boxes + old legendary skins in the same event box loot pool as the event skins. Basically, huge grind that leads to huge RNG.

I’d prefer they do something like the HotS Nexus 2.0 event. You have to play a bunch of games with friends, but at least you know you’ll get the rewards if you put in the appropriate amount of play. Such grind-heavy RNG seems like a pretty shitty way of celebrating an anniversary, but I guess that’s business as usual for Blizzard and this game.

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I want that Lucio skin! I also love the D.Va and Mei skins.

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Bastion looks great as well.

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I just opened up my free lootbox and got the Bastion skin! And if I don’t get it from a lootbox, I’m going to unlock the Bastion dance emote, too.