The Overwatch Lunar New Year event starts today and brings a handful of new skins, a new game mode and more. The event, which celebrates the Year of the Rat, runs from January 16 to February 6, up to and including the Chinese New Year from January 25.
The temporary event includes a brand new game mode called CTF Bitz, a modified version of Capture the Flag that brings the flags much closer together. They will be where overtime games are usually set up, and instead of three catches, you need six to win. And you want to win, because the weekly challenges are back for the Lunar New Year. Rewards include a number of new player icons, sprays, emotes and three Epic skins. You can win Monk Doomfist in week one, Ancient Bronze Winston in week two and Paper Cutting Wrecking Ball in week 3.
There are also four new legendary skins available for Sombra, Moira, Brigette and Lucio. You can get these skins by opening boot boxes or by buying them completely with Overwatch Coins. As the head of Moira, it is nice to see that the Irish villain gets legendary skin, because in the past she has often (and notoriously) been watered down during events of limited duration. View all four legendary skins below.
Sombra face changer
Sombra & # 39; s skin is based on the Chinese performance art called bian lian, where artists wear brightly colored masks that they change with the swipe of a fan or a quick hand movement
Mask Dancer Moira
Moira & # 39; s costume seems to refer to the one worn by those who participate in the Lion Dance, which is performed at major festivals such as the Lunar New Year and is said to bring good luck to the following year.
Brigitte & # 39; s skin is a nod to the graceful and vibrant costumes that are worn during opera performances, and frankly her flail looks super cool with this look.
Samul Nori Lucio
Samul Nori is a percussion genre whose origins are in Korea, whose artists wear costumes, not like Lucio wears here.
Blizzard has celebrated the Lunar New Year with a theme Overwatch event since 2017, but like us Previously reported, this year's event was handled differently. First it was announced just a day in advance, as opposed to a few days in advance, and there were no official sneak peeks at exclusive skins (except the header change on the official Overwatch Twitter account). Also, 13 new skins were introduced in the Lunar New Year 2017, six new skins and a brand new card in 2018, and eight new skins in the 2019 celebration. Only seven new skins are available this year, but you can use the event from buy or find all new skins of the lunar year this year.
It is logical that Blizzard's output has been significantly reduced this year – as we know it Overwatch 2 stood in the way of regular Overwatch updates, and he probably still does.