True Achievements have discovered that Overwatch is probably getting an anniversary event as well as a Game of the Year Edition that looks to be releasing alongside it.
TrueAchievements found a listing for Overwatch Loot Boxes which appear to be tied to both an anniversary event as well as an Overwatch Game of the Year Edition.
According to what was found on the Xbox store, the Overwatch Game of the Year Edition download will include:
The full game
10 Bonus Loot Boxes with cosmetic goodies for your Overwatch heroes.
Origin Skins for 5 Overwatch heroes.
A Baby Winston Pet for adventures in World of Warcraft.
The Tracer Hero for battling it out in Heroes of the Storm.
It’s listed for release on May 23rd, which is the day before it’s one year anniversary, so it all makes sense.
The full store listing reads:
Celebrate Overwatch’s anniversary with a bunch of commemorative treats for your heroes during a new event: Overwatch Anniversary.
Kick off the celebrations with a bang by picking up Anniversary Loot Boxes. Every Loot Box contains up to four cosmetic items, including at least one Anniversary Skin, Spray, Highlight Intro, Emote, Victory Pose, Player Icon or Voice Line.
More than 100 Anniversary goodies are waiting for you. If your Anniversary Loot Box contains an item that is already in your collection, you will instead receive in-game Credits that you can acquire many customisation options.
Anniversary Loot Boxes are available to purchase or earn in-game until June 5, 2017.
Honestly, it’s pretty hard to believe that Overwatch has only been out for one year. It feels like it’s been such a staple of gaming for so many years now. I’m very keen to see where Blizzard take it in the months and years to come. It’s definitely set to be a big few months for Overwatch gamers.