Overwatch Anniversary Event 2021: start date, skins, challenges, & more
The 2021 Overwatch Anniversary Event gives players new content, challenges, and skins to unlock in celebration of the games release five years ago.
While players are eager to learn more about Overwatch 2, Blizzard Entertainment aims to keep players entertained through the new Anniversary Event.
As this could be the last Anniversary Event players will see in the first installment of Overwatch, let’s take a look at what it has to offer.
What is the 2021 Overwatch Anniversary Event?
Overwatch’s Anniversary event rolls around every year to celebrate the game’s official release date back in 2016. Here’s everything you need to know about 2021’s iteration, including the dates, skins, and more.
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The annual Anniversary event lets players party in style to celebrate the game getting another year older and brings us a whole payload full of new content every year.
2021 Overwatch Anniversary Event start date
The 2021 Overwatch Anniversary Event will run from May 18 to June 8 this year, allowing players a decent amount of time to enjoy the new content.
2021 Overwatch Anniversary Event skins
Every year the Anniversary event brings some amazing skins, sprays, and other cosmetics. With around 3 Epic and 5 Legendary drops, some of the game’s most iconic cosmetics have come out of the Anniversary event.
All of these will be available for purchase during the event using Overwatch’s in-game currency, as well as in the special Anniversary Loot Crates.
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2021 Overwatch Anniversary Event challenges
Weekly challenges have become a staple part of Overwatch events. Usually offering a themed spray, icon, and Legendary skin in return for winning a set amount of games every week, Weekly Challenges are an easy way to bag unique cosmetics.
For Anniversary, Blizzard have switched things up a bit:
- You need to play 27 games of Quickplay
- Every 9 games, you will receive an icon, spray then skin
- Winning counts as two games
This cycle should reset every week for the three weeks of the Anniversary event, therefore giving you the chance to get 3 unique icons, sprays, and skins.
The Weekly Challenge skins are:
Week one: Cybermedic Ana
Week two: Bird of Paradise Echo
Week three: 8 Ball Wrecking Ball
Make sure to get on, play your games, and complete challenges before June 8 to acquire these skins.
That’s all you need to know about the Overwatch Anniversary Event. We’ll update this page as more details become available, so stay tuned!
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