Overwatch loot box sales end in August with Anniversary Remix Vol. 3
over watchThe latest Anniversary Remix Event – the game’s third and final such event – kicks off Tuesday, bringing another batch of skins and the chance to revisit limited-time game modes for seasoned fans of Blizzard’s hero shooter. The Overwatch Anniversary Remix Vol. 3 event will also mark the end of in-game loot box sales – Blizzard says players will no longer be able to purchase loot boxes when the current event ends on August 30th.
Players can continue to earn Standard Loot Boxes through gameplay after the event ends.
surveillance 2, which will be released as a free-to-play game in October, completely dispenses with loot boxes. And since surveillance 2 will replace the original over watch When the sequel starts, it means the end of the loot boxes. surveillance 2 will instead follow a seasonal model, with paid and free Battle Passes through which players can earn cosmetics. Blizzard will also sell cosmetic items piece by piece, but content like heroes and maps will still be free.
Loot boxes in over watch and other games have been controversial, and some countries have completely banned the sale of random goods like loot boxes in games. They’ve also been a hotly contested feature with players sometimes balking at the amount of money it would take to unlock everything by chance.
Overwatch Anniversary Remix Vol. 3 runs in the original Overwatch from August 9th to August 30th. Players can participate in existing arcade brawls and earn shuffled cosmetics through weekly challenges and in loot boxes.
Below is the schedule for Overwatch Anniversary Remix Vol. 3’s rollout of events, direct from Blizzard.
Relive past missions
Overwatch Archives missions can be played in the arcade August 9, 16, 23 and 30.
- uprising (story)
Travel seven years into the past and join an Overwatch Assault Team fighting through the streets of King’s Row to put down an insurgency led by Null Sector. Team up with your friends and play as Tracer, Torbjörn, Reinhardt or Mercy to defeat the robots and liberate the city.
- Uprising (All Heroes)
Join the fight with your hero of your choice with the all-hero mode to take on Null Sector and save King’s Row. Failure is not an option. The future depends on you.
- Vengeance (story)
Travel eight years into the past and join Blackwatch as they attempt to capture one of the highest ranking members of Talon and team up with your friends to defeat foes like Cassidy, Moira, Genji and Reyes (later known as Reaper). .
- Vengeance (All Heroes)
Join the fight with the hero of your choice with the All Heroes mode and fight your way through the Talon forces on the streets of Rialto.
- Gathering Storm (story)
As storm clouds gather, four Overwatch agents pursue backhanded entrepreneur Maximilien through the streets of Havana. Team up with your friends and play as Tracer, Genji, Winston or Mercy to capture one of Talon’s key agents.
- Storm Rising (All Heroes)
Jump into a hero of your choice to eliminate Talon agents and hunt down Maximilien in All Heroes mode.
Overwatch Archives Challenge Missions
New threats are looming on the horizon
Overwatch Archives Challenge Missions can be played in the Arcade August 10, 17 and 24.
- Melted Kernels
(Uprising) Enemies drop lava on death.
- Glass cannon
(Uprising) Players have reduced health and deal increased damage.
- surgical blow
(Retribution) Only critical hits deal damage.
- cramped quarters
(Retribution) Enemies can only be killed when a player is nearby.
- Rising Blood Moon
(Storm rising) No support heroes. Heal yourself by dealing damage.
- storm is raging
(Storm is rising) Some enemies are angry. Killing her spreads anger.
Step back, summer style
Summer Games Brawls can continue to be played in the arcade August 11, 18 and 25.
Lúcioball, Overwatch’s futuristic take on soccer, is back! Team up to hit the ball into the opponent’s goal. The team that scores the most points before time runs out wins the game
- Lucioball Remix
With Lúcioball Remix, we kick a curveball in your direction! In this faster, more chaotic version of Lúcioball, two balls are in play at all times, and bonus balls worth extra points appear periodically in the arena. Be fast on your feet and score more goals than your opponents to win!
Get ready to get scared
Halloween Terror Brawls can be played in the arcade August 12, 19 and 26.
- Junkenstein’s revenge
Team up with three other players to defend Adlersbrunn from a variety of haunting horrors including Junkenstein and his monster, the mysterious Summoner, the bloodthirsty Reaper and the sneaky Witch of the Wild.
- Junkenstein endless
Stand your ground against your compatriots while Adlersbrunn is besieged by an endless host of monstrosities. How long will you last before you succumb to the horrors of Junkenstein?
Halloween terror challenge missions
Halloween terror challenge mission brawls can be played in the arcade August 13, 20 and 27.
Test your mettle with a round of Junkenstein’s Revenge: Challenge Missions.
- Vengeful Ghost
A deadly spirit is chasing players.
- Frenzied Stampede
Zomnics move faster.
- Fleeting zomnics
Zomnics explode near players.
- They were three
Only three players, but they deal more damage.
- secret exchange
Heroes are randomly selected on a regular basis.
- Shocking surprise
Some enemies will spawn Shock tires on death.
Winter is snow a lot of fun!
Winter Wonderland Brawls can be played in the arcade August 14, 21 and 28.
- Freeze-thaw elimination
Get ready to freeze your enemies in this 4v4 brawl! Instead of dying, players are frozen in blocks of ice for their teammates to thaw. Freeze everyone on the opposing team to secure a win, but beware – a thawed opponent could turn the tables and set she instead on ice.
- Mei’s snowball offensive
Band together to freeze your enemies! In this 6v6 brawl, everyone plays as Mei, and her endothermic blaster has been modified to fire a single super-powered snowball. Killing an enemy only takes one hit, but a miss can be costly!
- Snowball Deathmatch
In this 8-person brawl, players can store up to three deadly snowballs in Mei’s blaster, giving them multiple chances to thwart the competition before needing to reload.
- Yeti Hunter
In this 6-player brawl, five Meis face off against a Yeti using Winston’s abilities. The Yeti must survive long enough to eliminate the enemy Meis before they finish him off. Which side will emerge victorious from the blizzard?
lunar new year
Ring in the celebrations
Lunar New Year Brawls can be played in the arcade August 15, 22 and 29.
- Capture the flag
In Capture the Flag, each team attempts to secure the enemy flag and return it to its base while preventing the opposing team from doing the same. Determined players can try Competitive Capture the Flag, which includes placement matches, leaderboards, and Competitive Points!
- Capture the flag blitz
With both teams’ flags much closer together, six captures are now required to win the game instead of the traditional three. Launch an all-out offensive against the enemy to capture their flag as many times as possible.
- bounty hunter
Earn points as you claim bounties in this rowdy brawl. The player who gets the first kill of the game becomes the target and everyone else becomes the bounty hunter. Earn extra points by killing the target, but watch out – if you land the killing blow on one target, you become the next one.
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