With the sequel on the horizon, Overwatch has spent the last few years on hold. Cosmetic events that bring new skins, sprays, and voice lines were the only thing to expect in the absence of new heroes and maps. Anniversary Remix, announced today, is Blizzard’s three-part event that will attempt to bridge the gap between the current game and overwatch 2.
Anniversary Remix Vol. 1 starts on April 5th and brings back several fan-favorite skins, some with a fresh coat of paint. Witch Mercy, Oni Genji, Black Cat D.Va, Cultist Zenyatta, Nevermore Reaper and Blackhardt Reinhardt return with white as their primary color. Additionally, skins that were only available in limited-time events, such as Bastet Ana, Combat Medic Baptiste, and Nano D.Va, will also return as weekly challenges that require playing multiple games to win. Sorry Pink Mercy fans, this skin it’s not coming backFor any reason.
The event will also bring back popular game modes such as the PvE Archives quests, Rocket League-inspired Lucio Ball, and Mei’s Snowball Challenge, with other returning modes alternating every week.
Anniversary Remix Vol. 1 will be available through April 25th, but two more (with six reworked Legendary skins each) Anniversary Remix events will take place between that date and August. Blizzard said these events will replace the standard Archives, Anniversary, and Summer Games events that typically run throughout the year. This is the first time in five years that regular Overwatch programming has been disrupted.
“This three-part anniversary event allows our team to allocate more time and attention to the upcoming PvP beta, while also giving the community the chance to win unique variants of their favorite legendary skins,” wrote community manager Andy Belford in forums.
While Blizzard has said this before, Belford reiterates in the post that all previously earned cosmetics will carry over to Overwatch 2, so you don’t have to worry about your fashion progress being scrapped.