The official Twitter for the Overwatch video game announced on Sunday that the date for the upcoming event will begin on May 21st and will end on June 10th. The account made the revealed with a GIF post inviting everyone for the Overwatch Anniversary celebration.
Blizzard will have a free trial for the first part of the event from May 21st until May 28th. The trial will be open for everyone, even players who don’t the game can play it free for a week.
The team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment was was released in May 2016 for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Overwatch is set sixty years into the future of a fictionalized Earth, thirty years after the resolution of the “Omnic Crisis”. Prior to the Omnic Crisis, humanity had been in a golden age of prosperity and technology development. Humans developed robots with artificial intelligence called “Omnics”, which were produced worldwide in automated “omnium” facilities and put to use to achieve economic equality, and began to be treated as people in their own right. The Omnic Crisis began when the omniums started producing a series of lethal, hostile robots, which turned against humankind. The United Nations quickly formed Overwatch, an international task force to combat the omnic threat and restore order.