|Overwatch Seasonal Events|
Anniversary is a seasonal event celebrating of the release of Overwatch which started on May 23, 2017 and ended on June 12, 2017. The event introduced a new rule for Elimination and Mystery Duel for the Arcade, along with 3 new area maps: Necropolis, Castillo, and Black Forest; those features remained after the event.
The event also contains a limited series of items, which could be earned through special Loot Boxes, and unlocked through Hero Gallery. All event-exclusive content became unobtainable once the event ended.
There are 134 Anniversary items, consisting of 11 skins, 24 emotes, 48 voice lines, 25 sprays, and 26 player icons. All items can be earned by opening special Loot Boxes, which replaces the normal Loot Boxes during the Anniversary event. All items excluding player icons are purchasable at a cost of three times the normal price of items of the same rarity. Buying all purchasable items requires 56,475 credits. Items which were not obtained during the event remain unavailable after the event ends.
- All emotes after activating will remain in their animation until the player inputs other actions to interrupt them.
Additional voice linesEdit
- Follow Me (Ana) ("Follow me if you want to live.")
- The Adults Are Talking (Ana) ("Shh, the adults are talking.")
- Bew-Woo Bew-Woo (Bastion)
- Doo Dun Dun Woo (Bastion) (Snippet of Overwatch's default main menu theme)
- Level Up! (D.Va)
- No Way! (D.Va) ("Urgh! No way!")
- I'm Not Impressed (Genji)
- You Seem Nice (Genji) ("You seem nice, I hate to kill you.")
- An Error In Judgement (Hanzo) ("You have made an error in judgement.")
- Just So (Hanzo)
- Dipstick (Junkrat)
- Oops... Dropped Something (Junkrat)
- Everyone Gets Their +1 (Lúcio)
- Have Some Lúcio-Oh's! (Lúcio)
- Buckle Up (McCree)
- Next Round's On Me (McCree)
- I Was Only Trying To Help (Mei)
- So Mean! Honestly... (Mei)
- Questionable Judgement (Mercy)
- You're Welcome (Mercy)
- Satisfied With Protection (Orisa) ("Are you satisfied with your protection?")
- Your Compliance (Orisa) ("Thank you for your compliance.")
- Fly Casual (Pharah)
- Try Me (Pharah)
- I'll See You In Hell (Reaper)
- No One Left Behind (Reaper)
- Beer! (Reinhardt)
- Honor! Justice! Reinhardt! (Reinhardt) ("Hrg. Honor! Justice! Reinhardt, Reinhardt, REINHARDT!! Hahaah!")
- I'm Going Hog Wild! (Roadhog)
- I Don't Like Talkers (Roadhog)
- I'm Not Your Father (Soldier: 76)
- You're The Boss (Soldier: 76)
- I Need A Drink (Sombra)
- Were You Done Talking? (Sombra)
- Setting Up The Car Wash (Symmetra)
- Your Mind Works (Symmetra) ("What... interesting ways your mind works.")
- Hear Me, Baby? (Torbjörn) ("Hear me baby? Hold together.")
- Trust Me (Torbjörn)
- Did I Miss Something? (Tracer)
- Too Slow! (Tracer)
- Sorry (Widowmaker) (" ")
- What A Bore (Widowmaker)
- It's My Time To Shine! (Winston)
- Oh Yeah! (Winston)
- Is That All? (Zarya)
- Peace Through Firepower (Zarya) ("Peace through superior firepower.")
- Existence Is Mysterious (Zenyatta)
- How Disappointing (Zenyatta)
Additional player iconsEdit
As part of the promotion of the Anniversary, Blizzard Entertainment released a set of party hats. Feel free to check out what you want below and print.
- This is the only event to not introduce any event-exclusive Victory Poses, Highlight Intros, or Epic Skins.
- A later section of the Anniversary event main menu theme uses the same music present in the first part of the Uprising Origin Story Video.
- Due to 24 heroes being released at the time of this event, and Junkrat and Roadhog being given Joker cards, the 9 of Hearts and 9 of Clubs were not given to a hero in the form of a spray.
- If Junkrat and Roadhog's dance emotes are positioned and timed correctly, they will high-five each other during their dances and an audio cue will be heard when they do.
- Ana's dance emote is an Egyptian Saidi Dance. 
- Ana's "Follow me" voice line is a reference to Terminator 2.
- Bastion's dance emote is The Train Dance. 
- D.Va's dance emote is a reference to the Voltron's dance from Robot Chicken. 
- Genji's dance emote is a reference to Kinjaz. It contains a few moves from two of their preformances.  
- Genji's skin, like the name implies, is based on Sentai series like Kamen Rider.
- Hanzo's dance emote is a traditional Japanese dance called "Nanchu Soran Bushi" or "The Fisherman's Dance". 
- Junkrat's dance emote is a dance Will Smith did on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air . 
- Lúcio's dance emote is a Rollerblade Dance. 
- McCree's dance emote is The Electric Slide Line Dance. 
- Mei's dance emote is the choreography that goes with SOS Brigade's Hare Hare Yukai. 
- Mercy's dance emote is The Hustle. 
- Orisa's dance is partly based on Equine dancing. 
- Orisa's "Satisfied with protection" voice line is likely a reference to Big Hero 6.
- Reinhardt's dance is a reference to Gene Kelly's "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" 
- Reinhardt's "Honor! Justice! Reinhardt!" voice line is a reference to the exact same quote said by his voice actor at BlizzCon 2016.
- Roadhog's dance emote is The Cabbage Patch. 
- Soldier: 76's dance emote is most likely a reference to Nuts!. 
- Sombra's dance emote is a reference to a video of a Sombra cosplayer who was caught dancing. 
- Tracer's dance emote is The Charleston. 
- Widowmaker's dance emote is Ballet.
- Winston's dance emote is a reference to The Twist from Pulp Fiction. 
- Zarya's dance emote is a reference to the 1988 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship.  
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