Overwatch’s second anniversary event, new FFA Deathmatch map, and new lootboxes are live

As promised, Blizzard is dropping a big anniversary event for Overwatch starting today as the game turns two, complete with sales and new loot. And yes, new lootboxes. The first one’s free!

“What better way to mark the occasion than with a new FFA (free-for-all) Deathmatch map and more than 190 Anniversary items, including new Legendary skins? We’re also making past seasonal brawls available to play in the Arcade. Earn Anniversary Loot Boxes as you play, plus pick up one Legendary Anniversary Loot Box if you log in from May 22 through June 11, 2018. Each Legendary Anniversary Loot Box comes with at least one guaranteed legendary item and can contain loot from past seasonal events or other classic content. Anniversary Loot Boxes are also available for purchase—but they’ll be locked away after the event ends.”

The event runs through June 11th, so you’ve got some time even if your Memorial Day weekend is already booked. If you’ve never bought the game before, the new Legendary edition ($39.99 on PC and console) is probably a decent deal, as it includes the whole base game and toons plus some special skins and goodies for Blizzard’s other big titles too. There’s a cheaper version ($19.99) if you just want the basics, though. Those deals run through June 5th.

Howsabout a sizzle reel?

Source: Press release, official site, blog post
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