Join us as we celebrate five years of an ever-evolving landscape of clip-worthy plays, jaw-dropping player creations, and meta-redefining new features and heroes. To get the anniversary party started, we’re introducing five captivating new legendary skins that players can add to their collections along with tons of other cosmetics. Be sure to log in during the event to earn a Legendary Loot Box and a second one if you pick up a 50 Loot Box bundle. Here’s a cheer for five years!
As part of the Overwatch Anniversary celebration, we’re unlocking the brawl vault, giving you the chance to dive back into your favorite modes from earlier seasonal events. Check out the schedule below to see when your favorite brawls will be back (regional times may vary).
Summer Games brawls available to play in the Arcade on each Tuesday of the event: May 18, May 25, June 1, and June 8.
Lúcioball, Overwatch’s futuristic spin on soccer, is back! Team up to boop the ball into the opponent’s goal. The team that scores the most points before time runs out wins the game
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.
Halloween Terror brawls available to play in the Arcade on each Wednesday of the event: May 19, May 26, and June 2.
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 terrifying armies of Dr. Junkenstein?
Junkenstein Challenges available to play in the Arcade on each Thursday of the event: May 20, May 27, and June 3.
A deadly ghost chases players.
Zomnics explode near players.
Heroes periodically randomize.
Zomnics move faster.
Only three players, but they do more damage.
Some enemies spawn Shock-Tires on death.
Winter Wonderland brawls available to play in the Arcade on each Friday of the event: May 21, May 28, and June 4.
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.
Get ready to freeze your foes 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 brand-new 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.
Lunar New Year brawls available to play in the Arcade on each Saturday of the event: May 22, May 29, and June 5.
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.
Launch an all-out offensive against the enemy to snatch their flag as many times as possible. With both teams’ flags much closer together, six captures are now needed to win the match instead of the traditional three. May fortune favor your team!
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.
Archives Missions brawls are available to play in the Arcade on each Sunday of the event: May 23, May 30, and June 6.
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, a rogue group of omnics. Team up with your friends and play as Tracer, Torbjörn, Reinhardt, or Mercy to stop the uprising and save 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.
In All Heroes Mode, head to King’s Row and take on Null Sector with the hero of your choice. 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 available to play in the Arcade on May 24, May 31, and June 7.
(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.
Play games in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or the Arcade to unlock sprays, player icons, and stylish skins like Cybermedic Ana, Bird of Paradise Echo, and 8 Ball Wrecking Ball. 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)!