'Overwatch's' Winter Wonderland Event Returns Next Week

'Overwatch's' Winter Wonderland Event Returns Next Week

'Overwatch's' Winter Wonderland Event Returns Next Week

Blizzard just released a new Developer Update video detailing the second coming of the Winter Wonderland event for Overwatch. By default, Winston will be wearing the Yeti skin, so no worries if you haven't attained it.

Winter Wonderland will be available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 when it launches next Tuesday, and the full line-up of 2017 seasonal skins will likely be revealed soon.

Along with new holiday skins, and past event skins will return alongside Mei's Snowball Offensive alongside the new Brawl, Mei's Yeti Hunt. Mei has a new ability that's specific to this mode, Ice Trap, and she can use it along with her usual Ice Wall to fend off the yeti.

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Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan has stated that new legendary skins will make it to the game for heroes such as Hanzo, Junkrat, and Road Hog. Also, the holiday-themed Hanamura and King's Row maps from previous years are returning too. Set on the Nepal map, Mei's Yeti Hunt does still focus on characters shooting each other - but there's a twist. Everyone playing as Mei tries to find Winston and take him down. We're unsure how it'll play out since it's hard enough to escape a single Mei never mind five. When the game begins, the Meis must attempt to hunt down and eliminate Winston, while he does he best to avoid detection and snaffle up as many meat power-ups as he can.

"I know a lot of you are thinking it sounds kind of ridiculous and kind of silly, and I'm here to tell you it absolutely is", Kaplan said.

Speaking of Mei, Blizzard is planning a new event around the snowy scientist. Kaplan added that many of Overwatch's seasonal brawls are simply created to be fun, lighthearted and refreshing Arcade exercises that are available for a limited time.

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