Overwatch is mixing things up in 2022 with a new event – Overwatch Anniversary Remix – which is set to replace the traditional Archives, standard Anniversary, and Summer Games events.
In short, the ‘Remix’ event will be a lot like a mini version of the traditional Anniversary event, giving players access to all content and the ability to earn all skins released so far. This, the developers say, will allow them to focus on the Overwatch 2 PvP Beta coming later this year. There’s still going to be a few new skins you can grab, meaning you still have a reason to log in, but maybe keep a lid on those expectations whilst Blizzard scales back work on the game even further to focus on their sequel.
Keep reading and you can see Blizzard’s full explanation as to how they’ll be approaching these Remix events.
Overwatch Anniversary Remix Breakdown
THE TLDR: 1. Expands to a three-part event 2. All game modes unlocked 3. Remixed Legendary skins 4. ICYMI Weekly Challenge skins 5. Play Vol. 1 on April 5
For those interested, here’s the full breakdown of what Blizzard has relayed to fans so far, as per the game’s community manager:
“Like standard Anniversary events, Remix events will throw open the vault doors, allowing you to unlock every skin normally available during these events, plus all new “remixed” Legendary skins. These offer a spin on our ‘greatest hits’ with new looks for some of the most popular skins ever released, and you can look forward to six of them per Remix event.
“For each Anniversary remix, three popular mini-event skins will make a limited time return and can obtained by completing their specific challenges. Each challenge will only last a week, so If you missed your chance the first time around, now’s the best chance to earn these limited-edition event skins.
“Just like standard Anniversary events, we’ll be enabling brawls on a rotating schedule over the next three weeks. Fan favorites like Archives Missions, Lucio Ball, and Mei’s Snowball Challenge will all be making a return, so be sure to jump in and join in on the festivities.
“This does mean that events like Archives, standard Anniversary, and Summer Games will not make a return this year. Instead, the Anniversary Remix events will be introducing a new set of variants in place of the normal event schedule, all of which will transfer to Overwatch 2 along with all previously earned skins, sprays, and player icons.
“This three-part anniversary event enables our team to allocate more time and attention to the upcoming PVP beta, while simultaneously providing the community with the chance to earn unique variants of your favourite Legendary skins.
“We’ll be sharing more information in the months ahead about future Anniversary Remix events, as well as our continuing commitment to regular updates about the development of Overwatch 2.”
2022 Overwatch Anniversary New Legendary Skin
●White Cat https://t.co/79G7JkXWka
●Zealot Zenyatta pic.twitter.com/9TA6rDuJQd
— Naeri X 나에리 (@OverwatchNaeri) March 31, 2022
That’s everything you need to know about the new Overwatch Anniversary Remix events .For now, Blizzard has not stated whether they’ll be keeping the normal Halloween Terror and Winter Wonderland events, but we will assume for the time being that these events will be going ahead as per usual.