17 May 2021 8:49 AM +00:00

When Does The Overwatch Anniversary 2021 Event Start?

It's been nearly five years since Overwatch first launched, and it's time for the annual celebrations to begin. While Blizzard are busy preparing Overwatch 2, the original game is still getting support as we wait, and each year has brought us a new anniversary event.

So, if you're wondering when 2021's Overwatch Anniversary Event is likely to get underway, here's everything you need to know.

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Overwatch Anniversary 2021 - What Can We Expect?

We're still awaiting details from Blizzard, but they've followed a similar format the past four years for Overwatch's anniversary. That often brings new character cosmetics, event challenges, and more.

So far, we've got a glimpse of a new Baptiste skin and you can read more here. If you're interested in the wider Overwatch events calendar too, we've also got you covered.

Overwatch Anniversary 2021 - When Does It Begin?

The Overwatch Anniversary 2021 event release date has been confirmed as May 18. This event ends on June 8.

Overwatch Anniversary 2021 - When Did It Start In Previous Years?

None of the past anniversary events have occurred on the same date, but as mentioned above, they follow a consistent pattern. For your reference, here's when they previously dropped.

  • 2017: May 23rd – June 12th
  • 2018: May 22nd – June 11th
  • 2019: May 21st – June 10th
  • 2020: May 19th – June 9th