Overwatch Anniversary Event Dates Announced

Overwatch Anniversary event dates were revealed Thursday.
Overwatch Anniversary event dates were revealed Thursday. / Courtesy of Blizzard

The fourth Overwatch Anniversary event will kick off Tuesday, May 19, Blizzard announced Thursday. It will last until June 9.

"Get ready to go hog wild," the Overwatch Twitter account wrote. "Earn new rewards and relive your favorite seasonal brawls in the Overwatch Anniversary Event. The party starts on May 19."

A video attached to the tweet shows Roadhog performing a new dance emote and cycling through old skins.

Information about the Overwatch 2020 Anniversary event leaked earlier this week, including the event's start date and the names of four skins set to be revealed. Those skins included Legendary skins Masquerade Reaper, Dragoon Mercy and Little Red Ashe, plus challenge-based Epic skins Carbon Fiber Sigma, Fleur de Lis Widowmaker and Masked Man McCree.

Overwatch Anniversary events celebrate the date Blizzard released Overwatch and introduce new cosmetics even as they serve as extra chances to earn seasonal cosmetics that have previously been released — the only time such skins can be unlocked outside of their own seasonal events.