Unfortunately for those Overwatch fans who were looking forward to the game’s anniversary event launching, it seems that the update will not be coming to the Blizzard’s newest title just yet. A post on the game’s official Twitter appears to suggest that the next event is still significantly in the future, though does not tell us exactly when to expect it.
Although Blizzard is yet to confirm the date that the upcoming Overwatch event will be launching on, a large amount of fans on the game’s online forums believed today to contain a surprise reveal. On Twitter however, the developer confirmed that the release date will be announced before launch, which makes it highly unlikely that we’ll see the anniversary event today.
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) May 15, 2017
What backed up this surprise launch theory the most was the recent anniversary loot box leak which showed off the event’s take on the unlockable packages and stated that they would available to earn or purchase in-game until June 5. Judging by the fact that Overwatch events tend to last for three weeks in total, this Tuesday seemed like the obvious choice. The majority of the game’s updates release on Tuesday, and this wouldn’t be the first time that the developer has attempted a surprise reveal for its substantial following.
Reddit user FailCraft recently uploaded a video which contained a range of leaked information that the fan had obtained through a datamine of Overwatch‘s files. In the last update to the game’s PTR, new cosmetic items were found for each of the title’s heroes, under the heading “EVENT_6”.
It seems that we’ll have to wait a little longer until Blizzard comes clean about the event launch date, but given that the official one year anniversary will take place on the May 24, it’s probably safe to say that it won’t be long before we have our answers. Meanwhile, players have a little more time to gather gold in-game as they prepare to buy what we’re sure are some pretty incredible new legendary skins.
Overwatch is available now for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.