Overwatch is celebrating its second anniversary next week, and in the meantime Blizzard has been revealing some of the new cosmetic items coming in the anniversary loot boxes. The studio already showed off a villainous look for Soldier 76, and now it’s Tracer’s turn. The de facto face of Overwatch is getting the “Lightning Tracer” skin, with a new tracksuit and, more noticeably, a very different hairstyle.
When the event kicks off next week it will introduce 50 new cosmetic items, which includes eight Legendary skins and three Epics. The anniversary loot boxes will also bring back all the seasonal cosmetics you may have missed over the years. Logging on between May 22 and June 11 will get you a free loot box that guarantees one Legendary item, and the 50-box bundle will also include a bonus Legendary loot box.
Overwatch Anniversary 2018 begins next week, but we’re starting the celebration early with new item reveals.
Our SECOND reveal: LIGHTNING TRACER (Epic) pic.twitter.com/aRthQaLLkQ
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) May 16, 2018
Blizzard will be rolling out in-game events during the anniversary celebration as well. The Petra map will be added to the Deathmatch rotation, and Deathmatch is getting its own new Competitive mode. Plus just like the seasonal items, old Arcade brawls will be made available as they rotate daily.
A Legendary edition of Overwatch will launch on May 22 and include 15 skins. A free weekend is coming from May 25-28 to open it up to new players as well. Before all that, though, the Pink Mercy skin for breast cancer research is still available through May 21, so grab it while you can.