Earlier today, Blizzard officially confirmed the upcoming release of the previously leaked Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition. It will replace the current Overwatch: Origins Edition, offering content over the top that was previously only available to those who pre-ordered the game last year.
The only major highlight of the Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition is that it will include ten Loot Boxes alongside vintage skins for a few heroes. The other incentives are the same from the Origins Edition; offering a World of Warcraft pet, Hearthstone card back, Diablo III wings, and StarCraft II portraits.
Personally, the Origins: Edition was disappointing to begin with. Blizzard could have made the Game of the Year Edition a bit exciting with something more appealing than just a few Loot Boxes. In addition, the new version is releasing later this month to celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary. This feels like a squandered opportunity on the developer’s part.
Details regarding the content of the Game of the Year Edition is as follows:
Overwatch – 10 Bonus Loot Boxes
Enjoy 10 bonus Loot Boxes which each contain random items that can be used to customize the appearance of your heroes and personalize them. Loot Boxes may include Skins, Emotes, Victory Poses, Voice Lines, Sprays, and Highlight Intros, as well as Credits you can use to acquire many different customization options.
Overwatch – Hero Skins
Pay homage to the original Overwatch strike force by wearing the vintage Blackwatch Reyes or Strike-Commander Morrison skins. Explore other heroes’ origins with Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, and even Slipstream Tracer!
Heroes of the Storm – Tracer Hero
Jump into the Nexus with Tracer and surprise your enemies in the blink of an eye.
World of Warcraft – Baby Winston Pet
Adorably cuddly and highly intellectual, the Baby Winston pet will be at your side as you fight your way through Azeroth.
Diablo III – Mercy’s Wings
Slay demonic forces throughout the High Heavens and Burning Hells as you don Mercy’s wings. All of Sanctuary will know of your allegiance to Overwatch!
StarCraft II – In-game Portraits
With portraits of Tracer, Reaper, Pharah, Winston, Bastion, and Soldier: 76, you’re sure to become a champion of the Koprulu Sector.
Hearthstone – Card Back
You can also battle it out in Hearthstone with an Overwatch-themed card back fit for a hero!
The anniversary event for Overwatch is scheduled to run from next week. More information regarding how we will be celebrating is expected to arrive on the weekend.