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Overwatch Anniversary begins today, introduces three new Arena maps, legendary skins, emotes, items

The new D.Va skin for the Overwatch Anniversary event. (Blizzard)

Blizzard has launched its Overwatch Anniversary event, bringing in three new 3v3 Arena maps to the Arcade, legendary skins, and over 100 new items to the game.

The three featured maps are Castillo, Black Forest, and Necropolis. Castillo is an old fort that overlooks Dorado’s bay, while Black Forest, as the name implies, is set in forest-themed terrain located on the outskirts of Eichenwalde. Necropolis is a nighttime themed map, and is described as Ana’s personal hideout.

The Overwatch Anniversary event will run until June 12. Players who login during this time will pick up a free Anniversary Loot Box, and more can be earned by playing throughout the duration of the event. Players can also purchase more Anniversary Loot Boxes, but they’ll need to be opened right away, as they will be locked away after the event concludes.

Blizzard has also launched the digital version of Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. This version of the game will include in-game rewards for various Blizzard titles, including the following:

  • Overwatch – 10 Loot Boxes
  • Overwatch – Skins for Reaper, Soldier: 76, Pharah, Bastion, and Tracer
  • Heroes of the Storm – Tracer hero
  • World of Warcraft – Baby Winston Pet
  • Diablo III – Mercy’s Wings
  • StarCraft II – In-game portraits
  • Hearthstone card back

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