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Overwatch celebrates year one with 3 new arena maps

18 May, 2017, 21:42 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • Overwatch Is Free Next Weekend

Blizzard's highly successful team based shooter, Overwatch, is getting a Game of the Year edition to celebrate its first release anniversary. Overwatch is hosting a special in-game event to celebrate, and sneak peeks on several Overwatch Twitter accounts hinted today that the event will include three new "arena maps".

Lastly, in honor of the anniversary Blizzard will be offering a free weekend to let anyone try out Overwatch from May 26th through May 29th. All 24 heroes, all 14 maps, and all modes are available during the event. If you pick this version up, you'll get extra loot boxes and hero skins to play with. All the progress that you make during the free weekend will be carried forward into the full game in case you decide to buy Overwatch when the offer period ends.

No price has been released yet. New players will also be able to level up and earn learn loot boxes during the free trial period. You can also battle it out in Hearthstone with an Overwatch-themed card back fit for a hero! For one, Doomfist was not mentioned in the Overwatch datamine that we now know to be accurate with an anniversary event and three new maps being confirmed by Blizzard.

The GOTY edition also grants some content in other Blizzard games. The event will likely introduce new skins for players to collect, along with other cosmetic upgrades. The Game of the Year Edition includes a bunch of goodies for Blizzard games, including 10 bonus Loot Boxes for Overwatch. The free weekend begins at 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern.

Pay homage to the original Overwatch strike force by wearing the vintage Blackwatch Reyes or Strike-Commander Morrison skins.

It's been an A-MEI-ZING year, and we couldn't have done it without you.

StarCraft 2 in-game Portraits of Bastion, Tracer, Pharah, Reaper, Soldier: 76, and Winston.

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