ByJacob Peach, writer at Creators.co
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Jacob Peach

Happy birthday Overwatch, time to blow out the candles!

It's finally here, Overwatch's big birthday bash, and boy, are Blizzard bringing out the big guns! After its release a year ago, Overwatch blew away gamers around the globe. Currently, the game boasts over 30 million players, with more and more joining the fight every day.

A game that big, that has inspired and entertained millions of dedicated fans, certainly deserves one hell of a birthday party. And Blizzard have delivered just that, with the brand new Overwatch Anniversary event!

More 3v3 Arena Maps

Blizzard have a great reputation for supporting their games with fantastic post-launch content. Most recently, they released an extra character, Orisa, and a new game mode, Uprising, to appease fans who wanted both an expansion on the already impressive hero roster, and a way to learn more about Overwatch's rich lore within the game itself.

However, they've gone above and beyond with Overwatch's birthday, by bringing fans a bunch of brand new skins, brand new items, and three new arena maps!

Arena maps are smaller maps, built for frantic 3v3 duels. Currently the game only has one arena map, Ecopoint: Antarctica, and the three new maps will certainly help to bolster this fun and energetic game mode.

However, what we all really want is to make our characters look awesome, with new skins and emotes that we can show off on the battlefield. And Blizzard has certainly made our dreams come true, by dropping a whole bunch of brand new skins for our favorite bad-guy bashing team.

More Skins For More Wins

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Personally, I'm digging the Tracer paint-gun skin, but Hanzo's winter soldier-esque cosplay is looking so cool as well! And c'mon, let's just admit it, Lucio is looking classy as hell!

Overall, it's looking like Overwatch is gonna have a pretty great birthday, and fans of the game will certainly be flocking in droves (like they weren't already, right?) to play the new maps, and try to get their hands on some well-deserved new skins for their favorite heroes.

So what are you waiting for hero? This birthday ain't gonna celebrate itself!

The Overwatch anniversary event runs from 23rd May until 12th June. Will you be jumping in to the event? Let us know in the comments below!

P.S. Remember to wish Overwatch a happy birthday!

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