When is the Overwatch Anniversary Event 2021?

When is the Overwatch Anniversary event 2021?
When is the Overwatch Anniversary event 2021? / Courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.

When is the Overwatch Anniversary event 2021?

The Overwatch Anniversary Event of 2021 is event players are looking forward to, and here are the latest details on it. Every year, all of Overwatch's available cosmetics are unlocked. Regardless of whether they are seasonal or not, they become available to those who maybe weren't able to play the game during Christmas.

On top of every skin becoming available (and draining my bank account) new skins are also released, along with emotes and highlight intros. Last year, skins such as Carbon Fiber Sigma, Fleur de Lis Widowmaker, Little Red Ashe, Dragoon Mercy, and many more were released as part of the Anniversary 2020 event.

However, Anniversary 2020 started on May 19, 2020. Its 2019 counterpart started sometime around May 21, 2019, the 2018 anniversary began on May 22, 2018 and the first one started on May 23, 2017. Suffice it to say, the upcoming Anniversary 2021 event should start sometime around May 19-22 of this year, but that's more on speculation territory.

Since the current event of Roadhog's PachiMarchi challenge is projected to end in the next couple of days, that leaves plenty of time for the anniversary preparations to take place. And while we do not have an official date as of yet, we should be seeing hints (maybe even leaks) two months from now.