Overwatch animated shorts are coming back for 'season two'

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Several Overwatch Twitter accounts have uploaded a new video, revealing that the game will add at least 3 new maps as part of its Anniversary celebration event - and they may be hinting at a new mode, too.

The use of "Arena maps" is interesting, as it's not a term that's been widely used before. According to Blizzard, on the Free Weekend, the full roster of game's maps will be available for players.

Before many of us had even gotten our hands on Overwatch, Blizzard's animated shorts warmed us up to its characters, setting, and lore.

Joe Skrebels is IGN's UK News Editor, and he's unsure if he'll be as excited about his first child's first birthday as much as this.

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Overwatch animated shorts are coming back for 'season two'

"Players will also be able to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock a variety of different customisation options". They are happy to announce that there will be a GOTY edition of the video game, and there will be a free weekend event. According to game director Jeff Kaplan, however, that's about to change.

"So, obviously, our stuff has been dipping into Heroes of the Storm, which has ben cool, and they've been making a lot of great stuff". In order to enjoy the Free Weekend, players will need a PS Plus and Xbox Live membership. While other first-person shooters continue to release DLCs that fragmentize their playerbases into who owns and who does not own the additional content, all the maps, heroes, and modes of Overwatch remains open to all.

Kaplan noted that the Overwatch team thinks of the animated shorts in seasons, with season one ending with The Last Bastion. With six unique seasonal events, three new heroes, and with four successful competitive seasons in the past year, Overwatch quickly became one of the most popular games online.

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