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A group photo shot of all 24 heroes of the first year

Anniversary is a seasonal event celebrating of the release of Overwatch which started on May 23, 2017 and ended on June 12, 2017. While the event did not have a seasonal brawl or map, it introduced Lockout Elimination and Limited Duel for the Arcade, along with 3 new arena maps: Necropolis, Castillo, and Black Forest, all of which remained after the event ended.

The event returned on May 22, 2018, running through to June 11, 2018. The event came with new arena map Petra, a Competitive variant of Deathmatch, and new Loot Box drop system: 2018 Anniversary Boxes are also guaranteed to drop one item from another seasonal event, and Legendary Anniversary Boxes will always drop at least one Legendary item; the latter can only be obtained by logging in during the event or bulk purchasing 50 crates.

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.

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Anniversary itemsEdit

Anniversary Loot Box

An example of an Anniversary Loot Box.

There are +184 Anniversary items, consisting of 22 skins, 27 emotes, 81 voice lines, 29 sprays, and +29 player icons.All items can be earned by opening special Loot Boxes, which replaces the normal Loot Boxes during the Anniversary event. All items of 2017 excluding player icons are purchasable at a cost of normal price and all items of 2018 are purchasable ata cost of three times the normal price of items of the same rarity. Items which were not obtained during the event remain unavailable after the event ends.

Additional skinsEdit

New legendary skins cost (Credits 3000)
Old legendary skins cost (Credits 1000)
Epic Skin
New epic skins cost (Credits 250)
Old epic skins cost (Credits 750)

Victory PosesEdit

Old victory pose cost (Credits 250)
New victory pose cost (Credits 750)

Additional emotesEdit

Old emotes cost (Credits 250))
New emotes cost (Credits 750)

All emotes after activating will remain in their animation until the player inputs other actions to interrupt them.

Additional voice linesEdit

All old voice lines cost (Credits 25)
All new voice lines cost ((Credits75))
  • Follow Me (Ana) ("Follow me if you want to live.") 2017 Serie
  • The Adults Are Talking (Ana) ("Shh, the adults are talking.") 2017 Serie
  • You need to relax (Ana) ("You need to relax") 2018 Serie
  • Bew-Woo Bew-Woo (Bastion) 2017 Serie
  • Doo Dun Dun Woo (Bastion) (Snippet of Overwatch's default main menu theme) 2017 Serie
  • ZUR ZUR EE NUM (Bastion) ("ZUR ZUR EE NUM | Single of Happy Birthday ?") 2018 Serie
  • It's just a flesh wound (Brigitte) ("It's juste a flesh wound") 2018 Serie
  • Leave this to an expert (Brigitte) ("Leave this to an expert") 2018 Serie
  • No problem (Brigitte) ("No problem") 2018 Serie
  • You can't win (Doomfist) ("You can't win (confirm?)") 2018 Serie
  • Your lack of belief (Doomfist) ("Your lack of belief (confirm?)") 2018 Serie
  • Take it on the chin (Doomfist) ("Take it on the chin") 2018 Serie
  • Level Up! (D.Va) 2017 Serie
  • No Way! (D.Va) ("Urgh! No way!") 2017 Serie
  • I'm Not Impressed (Genji) 2017 Serie
  • You Seem Nice (Genji) ("You seem nice, I hate to kill you.") 2017 Serie
  • You need heeling (Genji) ("You need heeling") 2018 Serie
  • An Error In Judgement (Hanzo) ("You have made an error in judgement.") 2017 Serie
  • Just So (Hanzo) 2017 Serie
  • Not rouse the dragon (Hanzo) ("You do not want to rouse the dragon ?") 2018 Serie
  • Dipstick (Junkrat) 2017 Serie
  • Oops... Dropped Something (Junkrat) 2017 Serie
  • Inconspicuous (Junkrat) ("Inconspicuous") 2018 Serie
  • Everyone Gets Their +1 (Lúcio) 2017 Serie
  • Have Some Lúcio-Oh's! (Lúcio) 2017 Serie
  • Can you hear me now ? (Lúcio) ("Can you hear me now ?") 2018 Serie
  • Buckle Up (McCree) 2017 Serie
  • Next Round's On Me (McCree) 2017 Serie
  • How do you like me now ? (McCree) ("How do you like me now ?") 2018 Serie
  • I Was Only Trying To Help (Mei) 2017 Serie
  • So Mean! Honestly... (Mei) 2017 Serie
  • Wake up, sleepyhead (Mei) ("Wake up, sleepyhead") 2018 Serie
  • Questionable Judgement (Mercy) 2017 Serie
  • You're Welcome (Mercy) 2017 Serie
  • I've seen worse (Mercy) ("I've seen worse") 2018 Serie
  • Good news, everyone (Moira) ("Good new, everyone") 2018 Serie
  • This was a triumph (Moira) ("This was a triumph") 2018 Serie
  • Unbelievable (Moira) ("Unbelievable") 2018 Serie
  • Satisfied With Protection (Orisa) ("Are you satisfied with your protection?") 2017 Serie
  • Your Compliance (Orisa) ("Thank you for your compliance.") 2017 Serie
  • I have a bad feeling about this (Orisa) ("I have a bad feeling about this") 2018 Serie
  • Fly Casual (Pharah) 2017 Serie
  • Try Me (Pharah) 2017 Serie
  • Stay on target (Pharah) ("Stay on target") 2018 Serie
  • I'll See You In Hell (Reaper) 2017 Serie
  • No One Left Behind (Reaper) 2017 Serie
  • Pathetic (Reaper) ("Pathetic") 2018 Serie
  • Beer! (Reinhardt) 2017 Serie
  • Honor! Justice! Reinhardt! (Reinhardt) ("Hrg. Honor! Justice! Reinhardt, Reinhardt, REINHARDT!! Hahaah!") 2017 Serie
  • Come here... (Reinhardt) ("Come here... (Confirm ?)") 2018 Serie
  • I'm Going Hog Wild! (Roadhog) 2017 Serie
  • I Don't Like Talkers (Roadhog) 2017 Serie
  • That's my business (Roadhog) ("That's my business") 2018 Serie
  • I'm Not Your Father (Soldier: 76) 2017 Serie
  • You're The Boss (Soldier: 76) 2017 Serie
  • Want something done right (Soldier: 76) ("Want something done right (Confirm?)") 2018 Serie
  • I Need A Drink (Sombra) 2017 Serie
  • Were You Done Talking? (Sombra) 2017 Serie
  • Let's not do that again. (Sombra) ("Let's not do that again (Confirm?)") 2018 Serie
  • Setting Up The Car Wash (Symmetra) 2017 Serie
  • Your Mind Works (Symmetra) ("What... interesting ways your mind works.") 2017 Serie
  • Let us discuss you failures (Symmetra) ("Let us discuss your failures") 2018 Serie
  • Hear Me, Baby? (Torbjörn) ("Hear me baby? Hold together.") 2017 Serie
  • Trust Me (Torbjörn) 2017 Serie
  • Why didn't I think of that (Torbjörn) ("Why didn't I think of that") 2018 Serie
  • Did I Miss Something? (Tracer) 2017 Serie
  • Too Slow! (Tracer) 2017 Serie
  • I knew I forgot something (Tracer) ("I knew I forgot something") 2018 Serie
  • Sorry (Widowmaker) ("Désolée!")") 2017 Serie
  • What A Bore (Widowmaker) 2017 Serie
  • The plaisure is mine (Widowmaker) ("The plaisure is mine(confirm?)") 2018 Serie
  • It's My Time To Shine! (Winston) 2017 Serie
  • Oh Yeah! (Winston) 2017 Serie
  • Can't keep a good ape down (Winston) ("Can't keep agood ape down.(Confirm?)") 2018 Serie
  • Is That All? (Zarya) 2017 Serie
  • Peace Through Firepower (Zarya) ("Peace through superior firepower.") 2017 Serie
  • Let's get physical (Zarya) ("Let's get physical(confirm?)") 2018 Serie
  • Existence Is Mysterious (Zenyatta) 2017 Serie
  • How Disappointing (Zenyatta) 2017 Serie
  • Patience (Zenyatta) ("Patience") 2018 Serie

Additional spraysEdit

All sprays cost Credits 75

Additional player iconsEdit

Party hatsEdit

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.


Overwatch Anniversary YEAR ONE Thank You, Heroes!

Overwatch Anniversary YEAR ONE Thank You, Heroes!

Overwatch Seasonal Event Overwatch Anniversary 2018-0

Overwatch Seasonal Event Overwatch Anniversary 2018-0

Accouncement of Overwatch Anniversary 2018

NEW SEASONAL EVENT Welcome to our Overwatch Anniversary!-1

NEW SEASONAL EVENT Welcome to our Overwatch Anniversary!-1

Accouncement of Overwatch Anniversary 2017

Thank You Overwatch Anniversary 2018

Thank You Overwatch Anniversary 2018

Thank You Overwatch Anniversary (2018)


  • This is the only event to not introduce any event-exclusive Victory Poses or Highlight Intros.
  • 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. [1]
  • Ana's "Follow me" voice line is reference to a recurring line in the Terminator franchise.
  • Bastion's dance emote is The Train Dance. [2]
  • D.Va's dance emote is a reference to the Voltron's dance from Robot Chicken. [3]
  • Genji's dance emote is a reference to Kinjaz. It contains a few moves from two of their preformances. [4] [5]
  • Genji's skin, like the name implies, is based on Super Sentai and Kamen Rider series.
  • Hanzo's dance emote is a traditional Japanese dance called "Nanchu Soran Bushi" or "The Fisherman's Dance". [6]
  • Junkrat's dance emote is a dance Will Smith did on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air . [7]
  • Lúcio's dance emote is a Rollerblade Dance. [8]
  • McCree's dance emote is The Electric Slide Line Dance. [9]
  • Mei's dance emote is the choreography that goes with SOS Brigade's Hare Hare Yukai. [10]
  • Mercy's dance emote is The Hustle. [11]
  • Orisa's dance is partly based on Equine dancing. [12]
  • 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" [13]
  • 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. [14]
  • Soldier: 76's dance emote is most likely a reference to Nuts!. [15]
  • Sombra's dance emote is Shuffle Dance[16]
  • Tracer's dance emote is The Charleston. [17]
  • Widowmaker's dance emote is Ballet.
  • Winston's dance emote is a reference to The Twist from Pulp Fiction. [18]
  • Zarya's dance emote is a reference to the 1988 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship. [19] [20]

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