Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition gets a retail launch next week
Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition got a digital release at the game's one year anniversary in May—but it will now get a physical edition for retail stores.
If you're one of the few who haven't picked up Overwatch yet—more than 30 million people play the game—Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition will hit retail shelves on July 28. Good timing, too. It's just one day after Doomfist is released on all platforms.
The main game is exactly the same across Overwatch's different editions, but the Game of the Year version adds a few extra goodies. Players who purchase Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition will get 10 Overwatch loot boxes and a few Overwatch Origins skins. Those include Blackwatch Reyes, Strike-Commander Morrison, Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, and Slipstream Tracer.
The GOTY edition comes with goodies for other Blizzard games as well. For Diablo 3, players get Mercy wings. A baby Winston pet is available for World of Warcraft players, while StarCraft 2 folks get in-game portraits. In Hearthstone, you'll get an Overwatch-themed card back.
Celebrating Overwatch's one year birthday, Blizzard launched the Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition alongside the Overwatch Anniversary event—adding a new event and a whole bunch of skins to the game. Past events won't be available regardless of what edition you buy, but you will, of course, have access to everything upcoming.
Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition is available across all platforms. The digital edition costs $60, but Blizzard did not list a price for the retail version.