Overwatch Anniversary 2021 Event - Skins, Challenges, Release Date
Blizzard Entertainment's team-based 6v6 shooter is five years old in 2021, and Overwatch are bringing the party with new skins, challenges, and more.
To celebrate their anniversary of the game's release on May 24, 2016, Overwatch are offering new skins, emotes, voice lines, and more to those who complete challenges during the event.
The event will also bring with it limited-time modes and additional maps.
overwatch anniversary 2021 event release date
The Overwatch Anniversary 2021 event begins on May 18, and will go on for three weeks, ending on June 8.
overwatch anniversary 2021 event skins
There are five total Legendary skins to obtain during the event - for Moira, Baptiste, Junkrat, Sombra, and Doomfist.
Overwatch teased one Hero Skin for the Overwatch Anniversary 2021 Event ahead of time - Funky Baptiste. Check him out below!
overwatch anniversary 2021 event skins - Venus Moira
Like a Venus flytrap come to life, Moira mains have been gifted with this wondrous nature-themed skin for the healer.
overwatch anniversary 2021 event skins - Black Cat Sombra
Nyah? Black Cat Sombra brings all the stealth and grace of a real pussycat to the translocating Hero.
overwatch anniversary 2021 event skins - Funky Baptiste
It's Disco time! Funky Baptiste brings a certain "flare" to proceedings with his 70s inspired get-up.
overwatch anniversary 2021 event skins - Junkfood Junkrat
A gingerbread cottage come to life, but in this timeline, Junrkat eats Hansel and Gretel.
overwatch anniversary 2021 event skins - Gladiator Doomfist
This Is Sparta?! No, this is Doomfist.
There are now only three Heroes without a Legendary Anniversary Event cosmetic:
Epic Skins (three) are up for grabs by completing Weekly Challenges.
Logging in between May 18 and June 8 will earn you a Legendary Anniversary Loot Box, guaranteed to contain at least one legendary item.
overwatch anniversary 2021 event Weekly Challenges
The Weekly Challenges for the Overwatch Anniversary 2021 Event (and their corresponding rewards) are as follows:
Win 3 games in any mode – Icon
Win 6 games in any mode – Spray
Win 9 games in any mode – Epic Skin
Challenges reset every week for the three weeks of the Overwatch Anniversary event, meaning you can unlock three unique icons, sprays, and Epic Skins.
Here are the Epic skins available to unlock each week:
Week 1: Cybermedic Ana
Week 2: Bird of Paradise Echo
Week 3: 8 Ball Wrecking Ball
Don't miss out on the amazing cosmetics and challenges in the Overwatch Anniversary 2021 Event, by making sure you log in from May 18.
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