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Overwatch Anniversary 2020 event: Legendary skins, challenges, more

Published: 19/May/2020 19:05 Updated: 19/May/2020 19:07

by Brad Norton

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Overwatch is celebrating its fourth anniversary in style with a collection of fan-favorite brawls, all new cosmetics, and a series of weekly challenges for some exclusive skins. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 Anniversary event.

Since its release in 2016, Overwatch has celebrated year in and year out with a special anniversary event. From brand new modes to iconic skins and more, it’s always an event to look out for and this year is no different. 

The 2020 Overwatch Anniversary event kicked off on Tuesday, May 19 and runs through June 9, boasting awesome new skins, cosmetics and challenges, along with all previous seasonal event brawls. 

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Wrecking Ball is going deep underwater with his new Submarine Legendary skin.

Overwatch Anniversary 2020 event Skins

As with every seasonal event, fresh loot boxes are up for grabs as players can unlock brand new vanity items. But it’s important to remember that during Anniversary, all past items and hero skins are available to be unlocked, so it’s wise to hoard as many loot boxes as you can.

Eight new skins have been unleashed, with five Legendary cosmetics and three Epics now available. Fans had already been treated to early looks at Ashe’s Little Red skin, and expressed their joy for the new Huitzilopochtli Zenyatta skin. The Dragoon Mercy cosmetic, though, wasn’t received quite as well.

Overwatch players will have until June 9 to unlock these flashy new skins across all platforms. Here’s a full list of every new skin up for grabs.

Legendary

  • Masquerade Reaper 
  • Huitzilopochtli Zenyatta 
  • Little Red Ashe 
  • Submarine Wrecking Ball 
  • Dragoon Mercy 

Epic

  • Carbon Fiber Sigma (Week 1 Challenge, May 19 – May 26)
  • Fleur de Lis Widowmaker (Week 2 Challenge, May 26 – June 2)
  • Masked Man McCree (Week 3 Challenge, June 2 – June 9)
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You can unlock this Carbon Fiber Sigma skin in the first week.

Overwatch Anniversary 2020 Challenges, Brawls, and Unlocks

Winning nine games across three weeks in the Anniversary celebration will land you a heap of new rewards. Each passing week will unlock a new Epic Anniversary Skin, alongside Player Icons, Emotes, and Sprays, as per usual.

These wins can be tallied up throughout any Overwatch playlist, including Competitive, Quick Play, and Arcade.

All previous seasonal event brawls will also be making a return throughout the 2020 Anniversary. Meaning that you can jump back into modes like Junkenstein’s Revenge, Mei’s Yeti Hunt, and yes, even Lucioball for loot boxes and progress towards your weekly unlocks.

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Sprays, Emotes, and Player Icons are also coming in hot.

Fourth Anniversary festivities will come to an end on June 9, so be sure to get your games in over the next few weeks.

With Overwatch 2 looming in the distance, there’s a good chance this could be the final Anniversary event in the original game.

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Crafty Overwatch spot can give you the drop on Lijiang Tower

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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A new perch where Overwatch players can hang out has been discovered on Lijiang Tower’s Night Market stage, and it’s somewhere the enemy team will never think to look.

There are plenty of out the way and unexpected spots you can post up on in Overwatch, and the stages of Lijiang Tower contain a good number of them.

With plenty of roofs, walkways, nooks, and crannies, there are plenty of places to lay in wait for unsuspecting enemies, but this one discovered by Reddit user InfamousHandy on a whole other level.

Overwatch Lijang Tower Night market spot ( IDK if this spot was shown before) from Overwatch

In the area just outside the spawn room, there’s a building to the right (or left depending on which side you’re on) that’s covered in dark awnings. As you can see, with an ability like Reaper’s Shadowstep it’s actually possible to get up there and chill as long as you like.

If you can get up to this spot on the enemy side with your ult without being seen or destroyed, you have a chance to drop down and score some eliminations while the other team is still regrouping.

It’s not just Reaper who can reach it either, Echo, Pharah, and Lucio also can on their own, and any hero can as well with the help of Symmetra’s Teleporter. Just imagine what it would be like to get a Bastion up there.

The only downside is that to have any chance in a regular match of getting kills with this, you will most likely have to make your way to the enemy side of the map, which can be a challenge all on its own sometimes.

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Side corridors are your friend for sneaking around on Night Market, shown here, ironically, during the day.

To increase your chances of making it across undetected, we’d suggest using the side corridors, if you lack a movement ability that lets you avoid the ground altogether, like Lucio.

With the Lunar New Year event coming right up after Winter Wonderland though, this strat might be worth keeping in your back pocket for those special Capture the Flag modes.