It’s official: Overwatch will be holding an in-game event to celebrate the game’s first anniversary.
Blizzard made the announcement via Twitter, and while there were no details about what the game will bring, it was accompanied by a pretty neat highlight reel recapping some of the major events in the game’s life thus far. Clips from the shorts, previously seen behind-the-scenes filming, Sombra’s reveal, competitions, conventions, and fan content are all put together in one video to show the progress Overwatch has made in the past 12 months.
Party on the objective! Who’s in?
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) May 17, 2017
The video also touches on past events, such as Lucioball, Junkenstein’s Revenge, Winter Wonderland, Year of the Rooster, and Uprising. This may be a hint that we’ll get something a similar package of content (skins, voice lines, emotoes, and a new game mode) for the anniversary.
According to a report from Polygon, who attended an in-person announcement in New York, Blizzard plans to share more details about the event over the coming week.
In addition to the in-game event, Blizzard also announced a free weekend for the game, running from May 26th through 29th, and confirmed previous reports that an Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition is on the way. That re-release will include 10 bonus loot boxes and all the skins and crossover content previously exclusive to pre-orders of the game’s Origins Edition.
Overwatch‘s anniversary is on May 24th, though the event will kick off a day earlier, on May 23rd.