Nowadays, when we’re not getting hyped up about nerdy events or planning our newest cosplay, we’re gaming. Well…we’re playing Blizzard’s hero driven, team-based Overwatch. In the past, Blizzard has given fans of Overwatch seasonal events to keep the gameplay experience at its height- and this holiday is no different. Welcome to Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland!
Blizzard has “decked the halls of Hanamura and King’s Row, stuffed our Loot Boxes full of festive goodies, and arranged an extra-special snowball fight for you and your friends,” along with adding new skins, new sprays, voice lines, and more!
You wanted Skins? You got them! Check out the full gallery of Winter Wonderland skins here!
Our personal favorites are Yeti Winston and Frostbite Pharah, which you can see below.
But a seasonal event wouldn’t be complete without a brawl! Introducing Mei’s Snowball Offensive!
Mei’s Snowball Offensive is a 6v6, single-elimination shindig featuring everyone’s favorite climatologist—and she’s got 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, 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.
So basically, a living nightmare!
You’ve seen some of what this newest seasonal event has in store, now tell us what you’re excited about? Is it the skins? Is it being delightfully evil with Mei in her brawl? Let us know in the comments!