'Overwatch' celebrates two-year anniversary with new map, free weekend

Overwatch Anniversary plans LEAKED... all event skins will return and Junkrat has a new pirate outfit

Next week marks the second anniversary of the game's release (24th May 2016), and so they're celebrating with the return of the anniversary event.

The Overwatch Anniversary Celebration starts on 22nd May and runs until 12th June, while the Overwatch Free Weekend runs from 25th May to 29th May on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Players who log in for the anniversary event will also get one bonus legendary loot box.

Blizzard also added three new arena maps that supported 3v3 elimination rounds.

Aircraft crashes in Co Offaly
Gardai and ambulance personnel rushed to the scene of the light plane crash in Offaly. "A rescue/recovery operation is under way". There were two people on board, the pilot and a seven-year-old boy, with the plane came down near Clonbollogue.

Also, a new map for Deathmatch, Petra, will be added along with the Anniversary event. The event promises more than 50 new items, including 8 Legendary skins and 3 Epic skins that can be found in loot boxes.

The most important news however is the expansion of the deathmatch mode - Blizzard promises "placement matches, skill rating tiers, and leaderboards" for the event.

▲ The new legendary Junkrat skin from the teaser for Overwatch Anniversary 2018. Including the extremely entertaining dance emotes that were only available for last year's anniversary event. Players will receive special items and surprises, such as those seasonal goodies that everyone enjoyed and missed. You can also get one of these boxes if you spend real money to buy a $39.99 50 loot box bundle.

New loot boxes will be available to every player that signs in to Overwatch. Therefore, the two year anniversary event will bring them back, as well as a few of the seasonal challenges. The new edition will feature sets of Legendary, Epic and Origin skins, amounting to 15 skins in total, thrown in with purchase. However, fans of the game were quick enough to rip the video and distributed it all over the Internet.

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