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Overwatch Anniversary 2018 event is now live

Just a week after its announcement, the Overwatch Anniversary 2018 event is now live! The event brings with it lots of new legendary skins, but the best part is that all past event-limited in-game items are made available again for the duration of the Anniversary.

As a bonus for all Overwatch players, everyone is getting a bonus Legendary Anniversary Loot box when they log in to the game in the event’s duration. The said loot box has a guaranteed legendary item, including all past event legendaries. This means that you have a chance to get that certain legendary skin that you missed out on.

Past legendaries aren’t the only thing to get excited about, as Anniversary 2018 is bringing eleven new skins. Not all of them are Legendary though, as there are quite a number of new Epic skins.

Here’s a look at some of the new skins:

Bitrate Lucio, Venom Soldier: 76, and Lighting Tracer.

Stealth Bastion, Magician Symmetra, and Formal Doomfist.

Forest Spirit Orisa, Buccaneer Junkrat, and Sherlock McCree.

Event Brawls

Past event-limited brawls are also returning. Everyday during the Anniversary 2018 event, the featured brawl will change. See the official tweet above for the brawl schedule for the first week.

Not in the mood to play past brawls? Well, there’s the new Petra Deathmatch map that’s another main highlight of the event. Petra is unlike previous deathmatch maps, as it features a larger-than-usual health pack at the middle, and that area of the map gets more dangerous as the match goes on.

Aside from the aforementioned content, the Anniversary 2018 update brings some hero balance changes. Ana for example, is getting a small buff, as she now has a magazine size of 14 instead of 10. Hanzo and Brigitte meanwhile, are getting slight nerfs as they’ve recently been dominating Quick Play and Competitive in almost all skill ratings.

The Overwatch Anniversary 2018 event is now live on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The event will run until June 11.