Blizzard is updating the regular Overwatch loot boxes alongside whatever comes with the game’s one year anniversary.
In an interview with Polygon, game director Jeff Kaplan revealed that the team is adding a few highly requested unlockables to standard Overwatch loot boxes in an effort to give players some items not related to specific events.
In a bid to charm fans, the new unlocks include sitting and laughing emotes for Sombra and Orisa who weren’t released when the first round of these casual actions were divvied out.
Another fan-pleasing move comes in the form of a sarcastic shrug for resident edgelord Gabriel “Reaper” Reyes as both an emote and spray. The shrug first made an appearance in an Overwatch Uprising comic which became a hit amongst the community for its smarmy and sassy style.
The Overwatch Anniversary event was officially announced yesterday alongside the new Overwatch: Game of the Year edition. This came nearly a week after a datamine of the Xbox Store appeared to reveal some details about the celebration.
The festivities will commence on May 23 and finish nearly 3 weeks later on June 12 and you can find out more about previous Overwatch events on our wiki.
Hope Corrigan is a freelance news writer who wants that shrug emote desperately. You can find her on the internet.