Overwatch Hits 40 Million Players, Reveals New Map Details

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As if it needed to be said, Overwatch has proven to be an incredibly successful venture for Blizzard, with the studio set to celebrate the team-based shooter's second year of availability soon by way of an official Anniversary event at the end of this month.

Overwatch Anniversary will bring in a host of new content, including more than 50 fresh cosmetic items and the newest Deathmatch map, Petra! "There are some really fun gameplay elements to it, as well".

Kaplan also added that the map will be a fine fit for different types of heroes as well be them long-range ones or those that prefer to be up close in the fights.

Petra's release will coincide with the first free-for-all competitive Deathmatch season.

The new edition comes at a flawless time for new players considering picking up the game.

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Overwatch and the Anniversary event will be playable during a Free Weekend, which will run from May 25 through May 29.

A new developer update for Overwatch confirmed that the game has now amassed 40 million players while also revealing some details about the new map.

For those who have missed any of those aforementioned Overwatch events, look for all of the seasonal brawls and missions to make their return during the Overwatch Anniversary event.

The anniversary loot box comes with a guaranteed anniversary item and the opportunity to get any item from any of their previous seasonal events.

The new items include eight Legendary skins, three Epic skins, and new dance emotes for Doomfist, Moria, and Brigitte.

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