Overwatch Anniversary 2020 event release date, start time, new skins, update, patch notes

Overwatch Anniversary 2020 event release date, start time, new skins, update, patch notes

Overwatch fans are counting down to the 2020 Anniversary event on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

Potentially the last Overwatch Anniversary event before the sequel is released, the 2020 celebration has a May 19 release date.

There’s no official start time, but long-time Overwatch fans will know to expect the event to kick off at 6pm BST in the UK.

The 2020 Overwatch Anniversary event will launch alongside a big update, and a lengthy list of patch notes. Express Online will update the article with patch notes when they’re officially released.

The latest Overwatch event was announced by Blizzard on Twitter: “Get ready to go hog wild.

“Earn new rewards and relive your favourite seasonal brawls in the Overwatch Anniversary event. The party starts on May 19.”

The Overwatch Anniversary event has become one of the favourite in-game celebrations among fans.

In addition to new rewards like skins, sprays, emotes and other items, fans can unlock loot from every other Overwatch event.

This means you can finally get your hands on a Halloween skin you may have missed from 2019, or perhaps a Lunar New Year item from two years ago.

It also means you can play all of the different limited time modes for the duration of the event.

This includes Lucioball, Junkenstein’s Revenge, Snowball Offensive, Yeti Hunt, Uprising, Retribution and Storm Rising.

The game modes worked on a rotation system in 2019, so expect something similar for 2020.

But arguably the best reason to login is to get your hands on some of the game’s brand new skins and items.

And with the Anniversary event just a few hours away, Blizzard has given fans a closer look at some of the Legendary new items.

As you can see from the images above, fans will be able to unlock new skins for characters like Ashe, Reaper, Zenyatta and Mercy.

The pick of the bunch is arguably the Little Red Ashe skin, which is based on Little Red Riding Hood.

There’s also Masquerade Reaper, Huitzilopochtli Zenyatta, Dragoon Mercy, and Submarine Wrecking Ball.

More Overwatch Anniversary skins and items will be revealed closer to the start of the event, so keep checking back for all the latest information.

Published at Mon, 18 May 2020 22:52:00 +0000