Rumor: Overwatch Datamine Points Toward Upcoming Anniversary Event, Game of the Year Edition

New data uncovered from the Xbox Games Store points toward a Game of the Year Edition for Overwatch, alongside a possible new Anniversary event.

on May 11, 2017 7:26 AM

Overwatch launched one year ago this month and since then, Blizzard Entertainment’s incredibly popular shooter has reached an audience of over 30 million players and garnered a passionate fanbase, while new evidence points toward an upcoming anniversary-themed event for the title.

A datamine of the Xbox Games Store from True Achievements has some new information regarding what may lie in store for Overwatch this month, with a large portion of it seeming to include new goodies in store to celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary.

Specifically, the datamine uncovered Anniversary Loot Boxes from the Xbox Games Store that (presumably) will be tied to the game’s next upcoming seasonal event, which is likely to be in celebration of the game’s first birthday. Specifically, the store description for the box set says that the crates will be available “to purchase or earn in-game until June 5, 2017.” As most of Overwatch‘s events have run for about three weeks, the next event for the game could kick-off within the next week or so.

Alongside the potential new Anniversary-themed event, True Achievements also uncovered a “Game of the Year Edition” of Overwatch that could be on the horizon. The contents described from the datamine (largely) include what was part of the game’s “Origins Edition,” such as the exclusive Origins skins for five characters and a Baby Winston pet for World of Warcraft, while also adding in 10 bonus Loot Boxes, access to Tracer in Heroes of the Storm, and more.

Overwatch is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC – stay tuned as news develops for an upcoming Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition and whatever the game’s next seasonal event turns out to be.

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