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16 May 2018, 03:30 | Cameron Gross
BLIZZARDOverwatch Anniversary 2018 event skins
Blizzard released a new developer update for the Overwatch Anniversary on Tuesday.
Overwatch is ready to celebrate its two-year anniversary this month.
Jeff also mentions that Overwatch now has 40 million players.
Overwatch Anniversary will bring in a host of new content, including more than 50 fresh cosmetic items and the newest Deathmatch map, Petra! Considering everything that will be on the table during the team-based shooter's Anniversary event, it definitely seems like a good time to be an Overwatch fan.
"It is super exciting for us, we now have over 40 million players, which is unbelievable", Kaplan said.
Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch Director, highlighted that the new deathmatch map, Petra will focus on a having a mega health pack in the middle of the map and an area that will become increasingly more risky as the game goes on.
The new edition comes at a ideal time for new players considering picking up the game. "We think you'll find that very fun".
Regarding the deathmatch competitive season, Kaplan said that the Chateau map and Petra map will be the maps that can be played on for the mini competitive season.
"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". With these loot boxes, players can get items that were left behind in the Summer Games and other Overwatch events. Past seasonal items will also be available in any loot box earned over the course of the Overwatch Anniversary event.
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