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What to Expect from Overwatch's 2021 Anniversary Event

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It’s almost the end of April, which means the Overwatch anniversary 2021 event will be rolling up soon.


Every year, Blizzard recognizes Overwatch’s birthday with a multi-day celebration event and prizes running the gamut from ordinary sprays and icons to Legendary cosmetic items.

The Overwatch anniversary event 2021 will be no different.

As always, last year’s skins and prizes will be available to purchase during this year’s event as well.

Unlike most years, though, Blizzard is keeping fairly silent on what to expect so far.

The official anniversary site still hosts 2020’s information, and the Overwatch social accounts have been quiet on any upcoming birthday plans.

We'll update when we know more, but here's everything we know about the 2021 anniversary event.

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Overwatch Anniversary Event 2021 Dates

Blizzard has yet to announce the 2021 anniversary event dates.


However, the event usually takes place sometime towards the end of May and runs through June.

Overwatch’s official anniversary is May 24, so we can expect the 2021 event to start around then.

Overwatch Anniversary Event 2021 Challenges

One of the event’s staple features is the weekly challenge.

Each week, you’re tasked with winning a set number of matches and earn a unique cosmetic item as a reward.

Typically, the requirements ramp up with the value of the reward, e.g. you’ll win three matches for an icon, but nine matches for a Legendary Skin.

Overwatch Anniversary Event 2021 Cosmetics

Every year, Blizzard graces us with new Overwatch cosmetics for the anniversary event.

They're usually quite good ones too, with Legendary and Epic skins included in previous years.

This year will presumably be the same, but as yet, there’s not even the barest glimpse of a leak about what they might be.

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