The Overwatch Anniversary Remix Vol. 3 event has begun with an announcement that the sale of loot boxes is coming to an end. The latest event happens as Blizzard Entertainment is preparing to launch Overwatch 2 on October 4.
Earn and purchase Anniversary Loot Boxes throughout the event! Each Loot Box has a chance to contain items from past Anniversary and seasonal events; don’t wait too long to snag those skins you’ve been eyeing for the past year, though–Loot Boxes will no longer be available for sale after the end of the Anniversary Remix Vol. 3 event on August 30. However, you will still be able to earn standard loot boxes after the end of the event.*
*Loot Boxes will open automatically before the launch of Overwatch 2. Terms on use of Overwatch virtual currency in Overwatch 2 apply.
It has previously been announced in June that loot boxes would be ditched in Overwatch 2 and both Aaron Keller (Overwatch 2 game director) and Jon Spector (Commercial lead) gave more details regarding this on Reddit.
We’ll share a more detailed explanation on all of these topics before Overwatch 2 goes live in October. To give you a quick answer now though, those existing currencies (credits, OWL tokens, and competitive points) will come with you into Overwatch 2. We are not transitioning loot boxes into Overwatch 2, and ahead of launch, any unopened loot boxes will be automatically opened with your account receiving all the contents directly.
EDIT: clarified below as well that OW1 credits come with you to OW2, but our new virtual currency will be the main currency, and there will be things in OW2 that will not be purchasable with those OW1 credits.
Blizzard will be unlocking many season-exclusive brawls during the Overwatch Anniversary Remix Vol. 3 event allowing players to relive past missions such as:
- Storm Rising
- Molten Cross
- Glass Cannon
- Surgical Strike
- Close Quarters
- Blood Moon Rising
- Storm Raging
- Lúcioball, including the remix
- Junkenstein’s Revenge
- Junkenstein’s Endless
- Vengeful Ghost
- Frenzied Stampede
- Volatile Zomnics
- Three They Were
- Mystery Swap
- Shocking Surprise
- Freezethaw Elimination
- Mei’s Snowball Offensive
- Snowball Deathmatch
- Yeti Hunter
- Capture the Flag, including blitz
- Bounty Hunter
Fan favorite legendary skins will also be offered including some selective ones from the past. The events will roll out in 3 parts starting on August 9 and ending on August 30.