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Overwatch Anniversary Event 2021: start date, skins, challenges, & more

Overwatch releases new Anniversary Event for 2021 to celebrate their 2016 release in style, introducing new content and challenges.

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The 2021 Overwatch Anniversary Event gives players new content, challenges, and skins to unlock in celebration of the games release five years ago.

While players are eager to learn more about Overwatch 2, Blizzard Entertainment aims to keep players entertained through the new Anniversary Event.

As this could be the last Anniversary Event players will see in the first installment of Overwatch, let’s take a look at what it has to offer.

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What is the 2021 Overwatch Anniversary Event?

Overwatch’s Anniversary event rolls around every year to celebrate the game’s official release date back in 2016. Here’s everything you need to know about 2021’s iteration, including the dates, skins, and more. 

The annual Anniversary event lets players party in style to celebrate the game getting another year older and brings us a whole payload full of new content every year.

2021 Overwatch Anniversary Event start date

The 2021 Overwatch Anniversary Event will run from May 18 to June 8 this year, allowing players a decent amount of time to enjoy the new content.

2021 Overwatch Anniversary Event skins

Every year the Anniversary event brings some amazing skins, sprays, and other cosmetics. With around 3 Epic and 5 Legendary drops, some of the game’s most iconic cosmetics have come out of the Anniversary event.

All of these will be available for purchase during the event using Overwatch’s in-game currency, as well as in the special Anniversary Loot Crates.

Funky Baptiste

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Venus Moira

Venus moira

Junkfood Junkrat

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Gladiator Doomfist

Overwatch Anniversary Event doomfist

Black Cat Sombre

Overwatch Anniversary Event sombre

2021 Overwatch Anniversary Event challenges

Weekly challenges have become a staple part of Overwatch events. Usually offering a themed spray, icon, and Legendary skin in return for winning a set amount of games every week, Weekly Challenges are an easy way to bag unique cosmetics.

For Anniversary, Blizzard have switched things up a bit:

  • You need to play 27 games of Quickplay
  • Every 9 games, you will receive an icon, spray then skin
  • Winning counts as two games

This cycle should reset every week for the three weeks of the Anniversary event, therefore giving you the chance to get 3 unique icons, sprays, and skins.

The Weekly Challenge skins are:

Week one: Cybermedic Ana

Overwatch Anniversary Event ana

Week two: Bird of Paradise Echo

Overwatch Anniversary Event echo

Week three: 8 Ball Wrecking Ball

Overwatch Anniversary Event wrecking ball

Make sure to get on, play your games, and complete challenges before June 8 to acquire these skins.


That’s all you need to know about the Overwatch Anniversary Event. We’ll update this page as more details become available, so stay tuned!

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New “Zero Gravity” POI leaked in Fortnite Season 7

Some new Fortnite leaks have emerged which point to the arrival of a new Zero Gravity POI in Chapter 2, Season 7.

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Zero Gravity POI in Fortnite Season 7

Some leaked audio files are pointing at the arrival of a mysterious ‘Zero Gravity’ POI to Fortnite in Chapter 2, Season 7, set to be a brand-new location on the map.

Fortnite Season 7 is already proving to be an exciting new start with all the impressive content that’s being added, including UFOs, an alien invasion, new Exotic weapon locations, and a Superman skin.

There have also been some major map changes, and some leaks have revealed that another new location might be on its way. This new “Zero Gravity” point of interest will reportedly bring a unique feature to the game.

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This leak came from notable Fortnite data miner HYPEX, who was digging through the battle royale’s game files. As the name implies, this new POI will reportedly create a “no gravity area.”

It will appear near the center of the new Season 7 map, and audio files in the game’s code give some credibility to the rumor. The data miner discovered unique audio cues that are specific to this new location.

These include sounds for jumping around in Zero Gravity, audio for entering and exiting, and a background sound for when you’re inside the new biome.

While we’ve seen low gravity in Fortnite before, the battle royale has never had a pure Zero Gravity POI in previous seasons. This sounds extremely exciting, but it’s worth keeping in mind that these are currently just leaks.

Epic Games haven’t officially announced another POI for Season 7 yet, so take this information with a grain of salt. If the rumors are true then the new mechanic will provide a unique gameplay experience.

We’ll keep checking for updates regarding this new POI, and will be sure to let you know once there are any new developments. For more Fortnite, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out how to level up the Season 7 Battle Pass quickly.

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How to complete Fortnite’s Season 7 Week 2 Epic Quests

Week 2 of Fortnite Season 7 is here, and there’s another batch of Weekly Quests for you to complete. Here’s how you can get them done.

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We’re now in Week 2 of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7, and there are brand new Epic and Legendary challenges to complete, so here’s how you can get them done quickly.

There is a wide variety of different content to explore in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7, including an alien invasion that has brought parasites to the Island, as well as a brand-new Battle Pass to progress through.

You can also unlock new characters as skins, like Superman and Rick Sanchez. To do this, you’ll need a major XP boost and will have to earn Battle Stars through weekly challenges.

Here’s how you can complete all the Fortnite Season 7 Week 2 Quests.

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Fortnite Season 7 Week 2 Quests

The new set of Fortnite weekly challenges will go live on June 16, and they will be reset every Thursday at 7 AM PT | 10 AM ET | 3 PM BST.

Here’s the full list of Fortnite Chapter 2’s Season 7 Week 2 Epic Quests:

  • Search chests at Corny Complex or Lazy Lake (7)
  • Explosive damage to opponents or opponent structures (500)
  • Collect spray cans from warehouses in Dirty Docks or garages in Pleasant Park (2)
  • Destroy equipment at Satellite Stations (15)
  • Search for a graffiti-covered wall at Hydro 16 or near Catty Corner (1)
  • Visit different named locations in a single match (5)
  • Enter a UFO (1)

Many of these are fairly straightforward. You need to visit either Corny Complex or Lazy Lake and search for 7 chests at the location. You can deal explosive damage by collecting rocket launchers from supply drops.

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Various Epic Quests this week focus on traveling across the map. One of them has you visit five different locations during a match, and another has you search for a wall for graffiti at Hydro 16 or near Catty Corner.

You can also travel by entering a UFO as required by one of the challenges. Check out our guide on how to drive a UFO in Fortnite Season 7 to complete this Epic Quest.

We also have a guide on how to destroy 15 pieces of equipment at Satellite Stations across the map.

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This week also has some new Legendary Quests to complete. You can take a look at all of them below:

  • Interact with a dead drop in Weeping Woods (1)
  • Step onto a Body Scanner (1)
  • Converse with Rick Sanchez, Marigold, Maven, or Special Forces (3)
  • Deal damage with IO tech weapons (200)
  • Damage an IO Guard (1)

The Kymera Ray gun is an IO tech weapon, so you can use it to dish out damage to IO Guards, completing multiple changes at once. You can find Rick, Marigold, Maven, and Special Forces through our Fortnite NPCs guide.

You’ll be able to find a Body Scanner at any one of the Satellite Stations that you’ll visit for the Epic Quest to destroy equipment. In addition, you can take a look at our guide for finding a dead drop in Weeping Woods.

That covers all the Fortnite challenges for Week 2 of Chapter 2, Season 7. You can also check out our guide on how to level up the Season 7 Battle Pass as fast as possible.

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Where to interact with Dead Drop in Weeping Woods for Fortnite Week 2 Quest

Here’s how you can complete the Fortnite Season 7 Week 2 Quest that requires you to interact with a Dead Drop in Weeping Woods.

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There are brand-new challenges in Week 2 of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7, and here’s how you can complete the one that requires you to interact with a Dead Drop in Weeping Woods.

There is a brand-new set of weekly challenges available for you to complete so that you can earn some XP, progress through the Fortnite Season 7 Battle Pass and unlock the Rick Sanchez skin.

One of the Week 2 Epic Quests has you interact with a Dead Drop in Weeping Woods. This isn’t particularly difficult to complete, but we’ll make things easier by pointing out where to search.

Where to find Fortnite Dead Drops in Weeping Woods

Where to find Fortnite Dead Drops in Weeping Woods

The good news is that all three of the Dead Drop are close to each other within Fortnite’s Weeping Woods. In addition, they’re all close to the river that flows through the area, and you only need to find one.

The first one can be found on a tree stump to the left of the bridge on the north side of this area. You can find another one on top of another stump that’s between two trees on the other side of the bridge.

For the final dead drop, you need to follow the river west until the point where it bends southward. There’s another tree stump there next to two rocks. We’ve marked all of these locations on the map below.

Fortnite Weeping Woods Dead Drops Locations

Fortnite Weeping Woods Dead Drops locations

This isn’t the most complicated Epic Quest to complete in Week 2 of Fortnite Season 7. However, once you find a single Dead Drop in any of these locations, you can interact with it and complete the challenge.

This will net you a total of 30,000 XP, so be sure to drop directly into Weeping Woods after you jump from the Battle Bus. However, other players may also have the same idea, so be ready for a fight.

That’s all you need to do to complete this weekly challenge in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7. You can also check out our guide on how to level up the Season 7 Battle Pass as fast as possible.

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