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. "There are some really fun gameplay elements to it, as well".
Jeff talks briefly about the new deathmatch map Petra which comes with a mega-health pack in the center of the map and it has a lot of "diversity". We think you'll find that very fun.
The Legendary Edition will be released on May 22nd, the same date as the Anniversary in-game event begins. There's parts of the map that are great for open, long-range heroes. Included is a range of new content such as over 50 cosmetic items, a new death match map, and all previous seasonal cosmetic items. In a move to make these Anniversary Loot Boxes more special than ever before, they'll now include a guaranteed Anniversary item and a chance to get an item from all past seasonal events since launch. Petra will be the showcase for a Competitive Deathmatch playlist, while Chateau will also be in the rotation to mix things up. "Players will also be able to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock a variety of different customization options for their heroes".
"We now have 40 million players, which is awesome", said Kaplan, "and this is a great opportunity for us, the Overwatch team, to celebrate you all and all the unbelievable things you have done for the game".
In the developer update, Kaplan shared a few more details about the upcoming event, which kicks off on May 22. As far as more new content goes, players can check out a new batch of Anniversary skins, including eight new Legendary skins.