Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland Seasonal Event Celebration Begins

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It’s that wonderful time of year again, and Overwatch is celebrating the holidays with the brand new “Winter Wonderland” seasonal event with themed Loot Boxes, an a-Mei-zing new brawl, and more.


Starting today, players will receive Winter Loot Boxes, as part of the seasonal event, with more than 100 new cosmetic items to collect. As with previous events, each one will contain at least one item out of the 2016 Winter Wonderland collection—including profile icons, sprays, victory poses, emotes, highlight intros, skins, and more.



The above is a look at the 2016 Winter Wonderland skins.


For the Winter Wonderland event, Blizzard has brought out a brand new brawl, Mei’s Snowball Offensive, a 6v6 single-elimination brawl where all players are Mei:



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.



Overwatch is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The 2016 Winter Wonderland starts today and ends on January 2, 2017.

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