Halloween brought us Overwatch’s first PvE Event in their version of Horde Mode, but this Christmas the world of Overwatch will be covering in snow (and a whole lot of money to get all the new Emotes, Skins, Poses, and MORE!)
Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland runs from today until January 2nd. During the event we’ll be treated to the decked halls of Hanamura and King’s Row while unwrapping our shiny christmas loot crates (The whole things topped with a bow!). Like Halloween, we’ll have a chance to unlock a sackful of winter goodies as seen below:
Last but not least, everyone’s favorite hero is getting her own special gametype!
During this year’s Winter Wonderland event, you’ll also be able to queue up for a brand new brawl: 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.
Go join in on the fun now! (Or when the 1.5GB update finishes) You Mei see us out in the snow with you!
Join us on Xbox: Chris – TimeLordBurrito, Dave – DarthDave89, Nate – A Lil Teapot 89 (why all the spaces, I don’t know ask him)