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Overwatch Anniversary 2021 Event - Skins, Challenges, Release Date

Overwatch Anniversary 2021 Event - Skins, Challenges, Release Date

Written by 

Katie Memmott

Posted 

17th May 2021 14:00

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.

Venus Moira

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.

Black Cat Sombra

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.

Funky Baptiste

overwatch anniversary 2021 event skins - Junkfood Junkrat

A gingerbread cottage come to life, but in this timeline, Junrkat eats Hansel and Gretel.

Junkfood Junkrat

overwatch anniversary 2021 event skins - Gladiator Doomfist

This Is Sparta?! No, this is Doomfist.

Gladiator Doomfist

There are now only three Heroes without a Legendary Anniversary Event cosmetic:

  • Echo
  • Ana
  • Reinhardt

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

overwatch anniversary 2021 event skins
A previous Overwatch Anniversary Skin for Ashe

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.

 

Images via Blizzard Entertainment 

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