Overwatch’s Holiday Update Is Now Live, Has New Loot and Game Mode

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Blizzard has made good on its hint earlier this month. Overwatch’s holiday event is now live, bringing with is a suite of festive-themed loot boxes, character skins, emotes, victory poses, highlight intros, and other cosmetics.

Titled Winter Wonderlands, the update is now live for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC users. As Polygon reports, more than 100 new cosmetic items can be earned through winter loot boxes. Like previous seasonal events, the boxes will be random, but each one is guaranteed at least one festive item.

A new game mode has also been added to the game. Mei’s Snowball Offensive is a 6v6, single-elimination brawl. Everyone plays Mei, but instead of shooting frost at your enemies, you have high-powered snowballs.

Here’s the official description:

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’s Winter Wonderland patch runs from December 13 to January 2.


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Comments Comments (7)

Posted by MadDudeHorse
On Wednesday 14 Dec 2016 9:42 AM
That mode actually sounds pretty fun.
Posted by CloudAxel16
On Wednesday 14 Dec 2016 10:01 AM
Boo-yah! Can't wait to jump in!
Posted by Jono91
On Wednesday 14 Dec 2016 10:16 AM
Santa? Santa!!!! Looks like fun! Count me in.
Posted by Paorio
On Wednesday 14 Dec 2016 1:51 PM
Yay I have a bit of coins to get a skin
Posted by ptys
On Wednesday 14 Dec 2016 4:46 PM
They make shooting people almost look adorable.
Posted by Paorio
On Wednesday 14 Dec 2016 6:23 PM
In 5 loot boxes I managed to get about 8 purples and 2 golds and still the christmas skins have evaded me, I really want the tracer elf skin and sort of want the torb santa skin. The Mei game mode is pretty fun
Posted by ChimeraNZ
On Thursday 15 Dec 2016 9:50 AM
Did you see the Pharah skin! Must. Have.