The Overwatch anniversary event is into its last week and fans finally have an answer to whether or not the new dancing emotes will be available in regular loot boxes from this point on. Each hero’s unique, Epic-rarity emote will be restricted to this once-a-year time slot, so if players don’t get the dancing collectables in the next few days, they’ll likely have to wait until 2018 to collect them again.
After a lot of posts online on the Overwatch forums, regarding whether or not the dancing emotes would be a seasonal drop, Blizzard has finally confirmed its decision. According to a post from the game’s official Twitter, the cosmetic drops are set to be locked once the event comes to its conclusion on June 12.
The dance emotes are Overwatch Anniversary event items.
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) June 6, 2017
This news comes as a major disappointment to players who are struggling to collect all the Epic drops before the end of the event, and it’s sure to be the source of a lot of complaints online for the foreseeable future. However, Blizzard may just have found a perfect solution to this issue, as the company announces its first Double XP Weekend coming to the final few days of the event.
Players will be able to earn double the loot boxes, which should really help with obtaining those last few collectable items. What’s more, players in China will soon have the ability to buy in-game currency using real money – a change that many hope will come to the West too, as it will allow players to purchase items that they were otherwise not guaranteed to unlock.
In other Overwatch news, the anniversary event isn’t the only special update that players have to enjoy, as the recent release of the Horizon Lunar Colony map on the game’s PTR means that the moon base will be going live for all to enjoy soon. Not only does this space-themed area come with low-gravity zones, it also hints at the possibility of a new animal hero coming to the title’s roster in the near future.
Overwatch is available now for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.