Fun and games for the first anniversary
09/20/2023 - The first anniversary of Overwatch 2 is here! Millions of players have answered the call, and we're celebrating with tons of rewards. For three weeks, you can participate in past events of the year in Arcade game mode and earn Overwatch Credits, which you can use to buy popular skins in the limited-time Anniversary Shop.
Week 1 - Winter Wonderland and Battle for Olympus
Stay cool in the first week of the event with the Winter Wonderland event game mode. Join the ultimate snowball fight in both Elimination or Deathmatch versions of Mei's Snowball Fight. Take part in the epic Yeti Hunt 1v5 or face the challenging Lightning Ice Elimination modes.
Divine challenges are more your thing? Then look forward to the return of Battle for Olympus in classic deathmatch or team deathmatch. Battle for Olympus features eight heroes granted godlike power and ultimate abilities for divine battles that will set the heavens abuzz.
Week 2 - Assault, Griffin Mari and Starwatch: Galactic Salvation
Past meets present! Classic Overwatch attack maps return in Arcade mode. Attack maps require teams to capture or defend two static objective points. Extraordinary coordination and teamwork are required to succeed in this challenging game mode and the debauched, intense team battles. Do you have what it takes to capture both objectives?
In addition, expect the return of chaotic entertainment in Greifmari, our guaranteed elimination game mode, where you must collect Pachimari from fallen enemies to score points for your team and win the game. Also: Become the savior of the galaxy in Starwatch: Galactic Salvation. In Starwatch, a team of Watchers (attackers) work together to rescue 3CH-O (played by Echo) from the clutches of the Infinite Empire (defenders) on a map with four objectives.
Week 3 - Summer games and shenanigans and magic.
Pack your sunscreen - in the third and final week of the Anniversary Event, we're taking a trip to the beach with the return of popular Summer Games event modes, including Lúcioball and Winston's Beach Volleyball.
We're also bringing back Mischief and Magic, the prop hunt in which Knight Genji pursues the devious villainess Kiriko, who can transform into all sorts of everyday objects to hide herself.
Earn credits for recurring store skins
For completing all the challenges available in the event, you will receive up to 3,000 Overwatch Credits in total. You can use them to grab recurring premium skins in the Anniversary Credits Shop like "Space Raider" for Cassidy, "Beekeeper" for Sigma, "Hermes" for Lúcio, and many more. Or keep them for now for other new opportunities and popular skins that will appear throughout the season.
Overwatch 2's 2023 Anniversary Event is available from now until October 9. The anniversary store will disappear on October 16.
Although there have already been a lot of new experiences and seasonal events, we can't wait to show you what else awaits you in the future. Look forward to new experiences, including a brand-new crossover event in Season 7 and a lot of exciting news at BlizzCon. The adventure has just begun. You don't want to miss it!
Source: Press release