Xbox One’s Overwatch Anniversary 2019 event brings back old event modes and items

Jonny Caldwell

Minecraft might have celebrations of their own going on its tenth year, but that isn’t stopping Blizzard from celebrating its iconic first-person shooter’s third anniversary. The game company is enabling its limited-time seasonal game modes and exclusive items for a limited time. Throughout each of the three weeks, players will get the chance to play one of seven game modes once per day:

Tuesday Lucioball
Wednesday Junkenstein’s Revenge Endless
Thursday Snowball Offensive
Friday Yeti Hunt
Saturday Uprising
Sunday Retribution
Monday Storm Rising

The game is also bringing eleven new anniversary skins (six Legendary and three Epic), in addition to the older 22 skins from previous celebrations. Additionally, three new dance emotes for Baptiste, Ashe and Wrecking Ball have also been introduced in the game. Each of them can be unlocked though a Legendary Anniversary Loot Box that can be opened once a day though June 10, with each one including at least one legendary item inside.

Some of the new customes in overwatch, including 11 new ones shown at the top

If you haven’t played the game before, Blizzard is giving you a chance to join the celebration by making the game free to play starting Tuesday May 21, and going all the way though May 28. The game is available on Xbox One, as well as PC and PS4 for those who prefer.

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