The most wonderful time in Overwatch is here! The Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017 event is now underway, and it’s going to usher in lots of good cheer and fun! The event runs until 1 January 2018.
The Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017 event includes a new game mode (available for a limited time), and cool new skins among other exciting things. As teased by Blizzard previously, Roadhog and Junkrat will be among those who will receive Legendary skins, while the much-awaited Hanzo skin from the comics will also be making its debut. Other characters that will also be sporting a new look include Ana and Sombra.
Some maps will also be updated and will have a “winterized” look. These maps include the Black Forest, King’s Row, and Hanamura maps.
As with the previous year, Mei’s snowball brawl will be making a comeback, and will now be playable in the Black Forest Map.
Another new brawl, called Yeti Hunt, is also included. This one is some sort of a “boss fight” where five Meis battle it out against one player who will play as Winston (who’s sporting a Yeti skin). If you’re familiar with the game Evolve, this mode plays just like it, where five players hunt out the predator. In Yeti Hunt, Winston will be hunted as he tries and collects enough power-ups in order to enter Primal Rage Mode. Once his Primal Rage Mode is activated, the five Meis would have to flee and avoid getting killed. Once enough Meis are killed (or when Winston is killed), the game is over.
Enjoy the rest of your holidays with Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017!
The Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017 event starts 12 December 2017 on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One, Blizzard Entertainment has announced.