Overwatch anniversary event will introduce three new Arena maps

Blizzard has tweeted a teaser video of three new Arena maps that will feature in the upcoming Overwatch Anniversary event. It's brief, but based on the environments on display it looks like they'll be tied in somehow with the current Dorado, Eichenwalde, and Anubis maps.

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The Overwatch Anniversary Event begins on May 23, and while Blizzard hasn't detailed what exactly it will involve, it seems reasonable to expect things like new loot box collectibles, special game modes, and—oh, I don't know, maybe a new map. Or three. There will be a free weekend in the midst of the event, running May 26-29, and Blizzard has also whipped up a very cool "Year One" video that you can lay your eyes on below.

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Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.