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Overwatch's Holiday Event Has Begun

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The holidays are almost here, and you know what that means: a new Overwatch seasonal event (and also presents and family or whatever).

Overwatch’s seasonal event, titled Winter Wonderland, just began. It includes Christmas skins, emotes, and highlight intros for pretty much every character in the game. Here are some of the skins:


Torbjorn as Santa? Obvious, but it works. I’m much more into Scrooge McCree, personally. In addition to those goodies, it’s snowing on Hanamura and King’s Row, meaning that now festive cheer, in addition to JUSTICE, rains from above.

There’s also a new brawl called Mei’s Snowball Offensive. It’s a 6v6 single elimination mode focused on Mei. Here’s Blizzard’s description:

“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, so don’t forget to cover your retreat with ice walls and cryo-freeze to block their attacks—and when the battle starts to heat up, you can activate Mei’s Ultimate, which turns her blaster into a semi-automatic snowball launcher, allowing you to fire continuously as your enemies scatter.”


The holiday event runs until January 2. That said, I am absolutely one of those people who leaves the Christmas tree up until March, so I’ll probably have heroes decked out in Christmas gear until... forever.

In addition, this update includes the release of Symmetra’s long-awaited shield-slinging overhaul. You can view the full patch notes here.