The start date of Overwatch’s next Anniversary Event has leaked alongside a first look at a new pirate-themed skin for
Leaked through the game’s Brazilian Twitter account, the video that’s shown above appears to be a teaser trailer for the upcoming Anniversary Event that looks to be taking place on May 22. The video was deleted from the Twitter account not long after being shared, but that wasn’t before it was captured and shared online within communities such as the game’s subreddit.
Along with the May 22 start date for the Overwatch event, the teaser also shows
The teaser also says that items and brawls from past seasons will be returning as well, though it doesn’t give any indication of how these throwback features will work. It can’t be long until the full reveal of the event shares more information though since the event is scheduled to start in just over a week.
If last year’s anniversary event was any indication of how 2018’s event will go, there will be much more than just Junkrat’s new skin included once this whole affair starts up again. Through last year’s anniversary, maps, skins, and much more were added, all of which are summarized in the game’s announcement from last year for the one-year anniversary.
“We’re adding three new Arena maps to the Arcade, and unleashing more than 100 Anniversary rewards, including our largest-ever release of new Legendary skins!” last year’s announcement said. “You’ll earn Anniversary Loot Boxes as you play, plus pick up a free box when you log in between May 23 and June 12, 2017. Anniversary Loot Boxes are also available for purchase—but they’ll be locked away after the event ends.”
Players did have some concerns last year about the funds required to obtain the event-exclusive loot that may affect how this year’s event works, but that remains to be seen until Blizzard shares the full details.