It’s time to pump up the volume–the sixth anniversary of Overwatch has arrived! Here’s to six years of steadfast payload-pushing, jaw-dropping trickshots, tenacious teamwork, and a community filled with unmatched passion. To celebrate the occasion, we’re unlocking the skin vault and bringing back more limited looks that you might have missed out on–with an exclusive twist. Amp up your fashion game with stunning new variants of past Legendaries like Okami Hanzo, Dragon Symmetra, Ribbit Lúcio, and more. The festivities are just getting started, so keep an eye out for the third installment of this event series!
As part of the Overwatch Anniversary celebration, we’re unlocking season-exclusive brawls, giving you the chance to dive back into your favorite modes from previous seasonal events. Want to know what days your favorite brawls will be back? Check out the schedule below (regional times may vary).
Winter Wonderland brawls will be available to play in the Arcade on May 17, May 24, and May 31.
In this eight-person free-for-all brawl, players can store up to three lethal snowballs in Mei’s blaster, giving them multiple chances to ice the competition before having to reload.
Team up to ice over your enemies! In this 6v6 brawl, everyone plays as Mei, and her endothermic blaster has been modified to fire a single, super-powered snowball. Taking down an enemy only requires one hit, but a miss can be costly!
This 6-player brawl sets five Meis against one Yeti who uses Winston’s abilities. The Yeti must survive long enough to eliminate enemy Meis before they take him down. Which side will emerge from the snowstorm victorious?
Get ready to freeze your foes in this 4v4 brawl! Instead of dying, players will be frozen solid in blocks of ice that their teammates can thaw. Freeze everyone on the enemy team to secure a win, but watch out—a defrosted foe might turn the tables and put you on ice instead.
Lunar New Year brawls will be available to play in the Arcade on May 18, May 25, and June 1.
In Capture the Flag, each team attempts to secure the enemy flag and return it to their base while preventing the opposing team from doing the same. Determined players can try Competitive Capture the Flag, which includes placement matches, leaderboards, and Competitive Points!
With both teams’ flags much closer together, six captures are now needed to win the match instead of the traditional three. Launch an all-out offensive against the enemy to snatch their flag as many times as possible.
Rack up points as you claim bounties in this rowdy brawl. The player who gets the first kill of the match becomes a Target, and everyone else a Bounty Hunter. Earn extra points by killing the Target, but beware—if you land the killing blow on a Target, you become the next one.
Overwatch Archives Missions will be available to play in the Arcade on May 19, May 26, and June 2.
Journey seven years into the past and join an Overwatch strike team fighting through the streets of King’s Row to quell an uprising led by Null Sector. Team up with your friends and play as Tracer, Torbjörn, Reinhardt, or Mercy to defeat the robots and liberate the city.
Travel eight years into the past and join Blackwatch as they seek to capture one of Talon's highest-ranking members. Team up with your friends to take down enemies as Cassidy, Moira, Genji, and Reyes (later known as Reaper).
As thunderclouds gather, four Overwatch operatives pursue the devious entrepreneur Maximilien through the streets of Havana. Team up with your friends and play as Tracer, Genji, Winston, or Mercy to capture one of Talon’s key operatives.
Bring a hero of your choice into the fray with All Heroes Mode to take on Null Sector and save King’s Row. Failure is not an option. The future depends on you.
Bring a hero of your choice into the fray with All Heroes Mode and fight your way through Talon forces on the streets of Rialto.
Bring a hero of your choice into the fray with All Heroes Mode to eliminate Talon agents and hunt down Maximilien.
Overwatch Archives Challenge Missions will be available to play in the Arcade on May 20, May 27, and June 3.
(Uprising) Enemy barriers are invulnerable.
(Uprising) Enemies drop lava upon death.
(Uprising) Players have reduced health and deal increased damage.
(Retribution) Damaging enemies heals other enemies.
(Retribution) Only critical hits do damage.
(Retribution) Enemies can only be killed if a player is nearby.
(Storm Rising) Enemies damage all nearby players.
(Storm Rising) No support heroes. Heal yourself by doing damage.
(Storm Rising) Some enemies are enraged. Killing them spreads the rage.
Summer Games brawls will be available to play in the Arcade on May 21, May 28, and June 4.
Lúcioball, Overwatch’s futuristic spin on soccer, is back! Team up to book the ball into the opponent’s goal. The team that scores the most points before time runs out wins the game.
We’re kicking a curveball your way with Lúcioball Remix! In this faster, more chaotic version of Lúcioball, two balls are in play the entire time and bonus balls worth extra points will periodically spawn around the arena. Be quick on your feet and net more goals than your opponents to win!
Halloween Terror brawls will be available to play in the Arcade on May 22, May 29, and June 5.
Team up with three other players to defend Adlersbrunn from a host of haunting horrors, including Junkenstein and his Monster, the mysterious Summoner, the bloodthirsty Reaper, and the devious Witch of the Wilds.
Hold your ground with your compatriots as an unending slew of monstrosities lays siege to Adlersbrunn. How long will you last before you succumb to the horrors of Junkenstein?
Halloween Terror Challenge Mission brawls will be available to play in the Arcade on May 23, May 30, and June 6.
A deadly ghost chases players.
Zomnics explode near players.
Heroes periodically randomize.
Zomnics move faster.
Only three players, but they deal more damage.
Some enemies spawn Shock-Tires on death.
Along with fan-favorite Legendary skins, we’re bringing back a select few exclusive skins from past Overwatch Challenge events. Miss out on snagging these the first time around? Now’s your chance to add them to your collection. Play games in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or the Arcade to unlock sprays, player icons, and stylish skins like Dr. Ziegler Mercy, Mardi Gras Ashe, and Maestro Sigma. Wins count as two games. Each week brings new rewards to earn!
Celebrate Overwatch’s anniversary by earning new collectibles; plus, items from past events are available once again (except rewards from past challenges)!