All of you Overwatch fans might want to keep your eyes peeled for something exciting! Blizzard’s team-based arena shooter is about to have its one year anniversary on May 24th and they are celebrating it with a bang. According to a datamine of the Xbox Marketplace, a special release of Overwatch is potentially on the way; like a Game of the year edition. There might also be a special anniversary event in the works as well.
The datamine, performed by TrueAchievement, picked up some information on the re-release like the potential box art, descriptions, special, anniversary loot boxes, and more. According to the found description of the game, Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition will include, “the full game, 10 Bonus Loot Boxes with cosmetic goodies for your Overwatch heroes, origin Skins for 5 Overwatch heroes, a Baby Winston Pet for adventures in World of WarCraft, the Tracer Hero for battling it out in Heroes of the Storm, and more!”
The anniversary celebration itself will also offer a bunch of goodies. Fans of the game can expect to find anniversary skins, sprays, voice lines, intro highlights, or icons in their anniversary loot boxes. Unfortunately, the dataminers were unable to find anything more, like photos or descriptions. Despite Blizzard announcing an “unofficial timeline” for the anniversary event, the datamine said these special loot boxes will be available until the beginning of June.
All of this is still up in the air, but Blizzard might have confirmed the event in their own way on Twitter earlier today. When a fan asked when the anniversary event would begin, Blizzard replied with, “No timing details yet.” With the way people love and revere Overwatch, I would be shocked if Blizzard let their birthday go by without throwing the fans something. Hopefully, we will get some official news about the anniversary shenanigans soon!
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