Overwatch Winter Event Begins Soon, New Video Reveals New Details

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It's time to get into the festive spirit with the hit FPS from Blizzard, Overwatch. In a new developer update, the team behind the wildly successful shooter revealed all of the new plans surrounding Overwatch's Winter Wonderland, which will promptly begin next week! New holiday-themed hero skins are inbound, as well as a new Brawl titled 'Mei's Yeti Hunt'. Learn more in the video below:

Who know if we will get to see Reinhardt in his GLORIOUS Santa gear, but we do at least know a little bit about which heroes are getting some love. Jeff Kaplan, game direct, teased that "two of our favourite Junkers," meaning Roadhog and Junkrat, will be getting into the festive spirit, as well as a Hanzo look directly from the comics.

Mei's Snowball offensive will also be making a comeback, as well as the newly announced Mei's Yeti Hunt. What better way to celebrate winter than with Ice Satan herself (kidding ... sort of). The new brawl will bit five Meis against one epically hulked out Winston. That in itself should give a hint that he's one of the characters getting a new skin, as well.

"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."

As we edge closer to the new event, Blizzard will reveal more about what extra goodies are in store. With how amazing the Halloween skins ended up being (looking at you, Zenyatta), it's a little hard not to be excited as an Overwatch fan myself.


The event will kick off on December 12th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC!