Overwatch will be celebrating its first birthday next week with a brand new Anniversary event, and while Blizzard’s yet to detail exactly what that will entail, they’ve now released a new clip via the shooter’s Chinese Overwatch Facebook page that reveals a handful of the new skins players will, with a bit of luck, be finding in their Loot Boxes in the near future.
New Legendary skins for Bastion, Pharah, Soldier 76 and Zarya are all shown off in the video, all of which have a distinct flavor. Bastion’s new paint job, in particular, looks fantastic – Blizzard has seen fit to replace his usual parts with those that resemble an off-road racing car. We can’t wait to see what he looks like after transforming into tank mode.
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Posted by 鬥陣特攻 on Thursday, May 18, 2017
Along with the deluge of new limited-time cosmetic items, game director Jeff Kaplan confirmed via an earlier interview with Polygon that Overwatch‘s standard Loot Boxes will also be receiving an update to their available item pool, with new emotes for Sombra and Orisa, particularly those of the sitting and laughing kind, to be included. No other additions were confirmed, but fans won’t have to wait long in order to find out.
Overwatch‘s Anniversary event kicks off next week, May 23, and coincides with the release of a Game of the Year edition for all platforms. Following that on May 26-29, a free trial will be available for all, with all progress made being carried over to the full game, should you decide to make the purchase.
Look out for the Anniversary event’s inevitable launch trailer sometime next week.