iconOverwatch’s “Winter Wonderland” Event Includes New Loot, New Brawl

Blizzard kicked off a new limited-time Winter Wonderland event for popular FPS game Overwatch today with this cute video:

Here’s how they describe the event:

From now until January 2, every day is a snow day in Overwatch. Unwrap all new holiday-themed loot, take a stroll through the decked halls of Hanamura and King’s Row, and put your enemies on ice in our latest brawl: Mei’s Snowball Offensive.

Starting today, all in-game Loot Boxes have been replaced with Winter Loot Boxes, and they’re filled with over 100 new cosmetic items.

As with previous events, Winter Loot Boxes can be earned or purchased, and each will contain at least one item from the 2016 Winter Wonderland collection. While the contents of each seasonal Loot Box are random, you can unlock a variety of these cordial customization options in the Hero Gallery throughout the event’s duration.


During this year’s Winter Wonderland event, you’ll also be able to queue up for a brand new brawl: Mei’s Snowball Offensive, a 6v6, single-elimination match.

“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.”

The event ends on Jan 2.

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