Overwatch Crosses More Than 40 Million Players

Overwatch Anniversary Celebration Brings Tons Of Content On May 22nd

Overwatch Free Weekend May 25-28 & Anniversary Celebration

He also talks about the first ever free for all deathmatch season which will take place on the Chateaux and Petra maps. Kaplan took that moment to drop the detail about the lofty new player count that includes more than 40 million active players. If you happen to have missed any seasonal cosmetics over the last two years, those will be available through loot boxes or for purchase during the anniversary celebration as well.

Blizzard released a new developer update for the Overwatch Anniversary on Tuesday.

"Petra is lovely. There are some really fun gameplay elements to it as well", Kaplan continued. For example, there is a mega health pack in the very center of the map in an area that becomes increasingly risky as the match goes on. "There's a lot of diversity and we think you'll find it super, super fun". "We think you'll find that very fun". The brand new map, Petra, is introduced along with a new competitive mode, featuring placement matches, skill rating tiers, and leaderboards.

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"There's parts of the map that are great for open, long-range heroes, there's parts of the map that are great for short-ranged heroes".

Additionally, Overwatch will be free to play between May 25th and May 29th on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, Just in time for new players to join the celebrations.

Overwatch's anniversary event begins on May 22 and ends on June 12. Logging on during the event for the first time will also get you one Legendary lootbox which means you're guaranteed at least one legendary item (please let it be that awesome 1980s Zarya skin that I missed out on previous year!). This means events such as Halloween Terror and Winter Wonderland will be available again plus all seasonal brawls like Lucioball and Yeti Hunt are coming back.

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