The Overwatch Anniversary event is one of the most anticipated for fans of the game. Players who missed out on previous special loot have a chance to unlock them once more, as it’s only during the anniversary event that all skins, emotes, highlight intros, and sprays from past events can be obtained at once. New cosmetics are usually added to celebrate the game’s anniversary as well. The only question is, when does the 2020 Overwatch Anniversary event start?
While Overwatch was released on May 24, 2016, the anniversary event kicks off on different dates every year. However, Overwatch updates generally deploy on Tuesdays, as do most seasonal events. As such, it’s likely the anniversary event this year will also begin on a Tuesday, which is further corroborated by the start dates of anniversary events prior.
However, the developers have regularly been launching updates to the game on Tuesdays as well as Thursdays since the start of 2020. They initially stated that they would be focusing on Thursday updates more, but since the developers started working from home due to the COVID-19 crisis, updates have been released on Tuesdays and Thursdays equally.
So, the event will either begin on a Tuesday or Thursday in May. Given the event’s previous start dates, it’s more likely to release on a Tuesday. A screenshot of a possible leak claims the event will begin on May 19, 2020, which is consistent with its previous kickoffs.
The leak claims Mercy, Reaper, and Ashe will be getting new fantasy- and lore-themed skins. Reaper may get a masquerade skin, which is probably a reference to his brief appearance in the comic, Masquerade. Meanwhile, Mercy is said to get a dragoon skin, and Ashe could get a Little Red Riding Hood-themed skin (complimenting her “I’m an easy rider” voice line, which is also exclusive to the anniversary event).
Whether you plan to get the new skins or unlock any seasonal content you missed, you will want to save up coins from loot boxes in the days to come. With the vast amount of seasonal items Overwatch has built up over time, getting everything you want out of the randomized loot boxes is unlikely. Don’t be afraid to spend those coins on a skin you really want or a voice line you’ve been dying to spam.
Assuming the 2020 Overwatch Anniversary event follows the same trend as those before it, we can expect it to last for around three weeks after it starts. There may also be rewards you can unlock by winning games in competitive, quick play, and arcade, as was the case with the Holi Symmetra skin and others. In any case, it’s an event to look forward to.
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