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Overwatch Gets In The Holiday Spirit With New Skins And Brawl In Winter Wonderland 2017



Overwatch is back into the holiday spirit again with the return of the Winter Wonderland seasonal event that started today with new legendary skins and a “Yeti Hunter” brawl.


Starting today through January 1, players on Ovetwatch will get to collect new Christmas-themed loot including several new legendary skins, and a new brawl called Yeti Hunter, and the return of Mei’s Snowball Offensive from last year’s. There are over 50 new seasonal items, including skins for Ana, Sombra, Junkrat, Roadhog, and more.


Here are more details on what’s in store for Winter Wonderland 2017:


Yeti Hunter


This 6-player brawl sets 5 Meis against one Yeti player who utilizes Winston’s abilities. The Yeti must gather meat to unlock a powerful rage ability adding immunity to freeze and more powerful bonuses. The Meis try to find and eliminate their woolly opponent before he’s consumed enough meat. The Mei players have a new tool in their arsenal, though—a modified “Yeti trap” ultimate ability. Which team will emerge from the snow?


Mei’s Snowball Offensive

In this brawl, Mei’s Endothermic Blaster has been modified to fire a single, super-powered snowball. Taking down an enemy only requires one hit, but a miss can be costly. Once your weapon is empty search for the nearest snow pile to reload. When the battle starts to heat up, you can activate Mei’s Ultimate, which turns her blaster into an automatic snowball launcher, allowing you to fire continuously as your enemies scatter. This year, you play on the Black Forest map as well as Ecopoint: Antarctica.


Here’s a look at some limited time holiday decorated versions of three maps for the event:


Holiday Black Forest



Holiday King’s Row



Holiday Hanamura



And here are the new skins for the event:


Avalanche (Bastion)



Rime (Sombra)



Beachrat (Junkrat)



Snow Owl (Ana)



Casual (Hanzo)



Ice Fisherman (Roadhog)



Alpine:76 (Soldier: 76)



All the skins from Winter Wonderland 2016 will be available at lower prices for the duration of this year’s event. You can also check out the new highlight intro and emotes here.


Overwatch is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Winter Wonderland 2017 seasonal event is now live and will continue until January 1, 2018.

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