It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Blizzy hope you’ll join them for some holiday cheer! Starting today, Overwatch is getting into the holiday spirit with a brand-new seasonal event. For the next three weeks, Hanamura and King’s Row will be decked out in lights, Loot Boxes will be tied with festive bows, and you can challenge your friends to a snowball fight.
Deck the Halls
As with previous seasonal events, Overwatch’s standard Loot Boxes have been temporarily replaced with our Winter Loot Boxes and stuffed with holiday-themed items. Winter Loot Boxes can be earned or purchased, and each will contain at least one cosmetic item from the Winter Wonderland collection. If you have your eye on a particular skin, spray, victory pose, emote, voice line, or highlight intro, you can even unlock it with in-game credits.
It’s Snow Brawl Time
Mei’s Snowball Offensive is a 6v6, single-elimination brawl featuring everyone’s favourite climatologist—and she has a few new tricks up her fur-lined sleeve. In this brawl, Mei’s Endothermic Blaster no longer unleashes a stream of frost or shoots icicles. Instead, it’s been modified to fire a single, super-powered snowball. Taking down an enemy only takes one hit, but a miss can be costly. Once your weapon is empty, your enemies will have the advantage as you search for the nearest snow pile to reload, covering your retreat with ice walls and cryo-freezing to block their attacks. Activating Mei’s Ultimate turns her blaster into a semi-automatic snowball launcher, allowing you to fire continuously as your enemies scatter.
Winter Wonderland is live right now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.