Overwatch's holiday event returns next week with new Mei-focused mode

Overwatch Winter Wonderland event is back with an exciting game mode

This will once again cover the King's Row map in snow and holiday decorations, and Blizzard Entertainment has also confirmed that it has given a makeover to the Black Forest map to celebrate the gift-giving holidays.

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan hinted that it's a fan-favorite Hanzo look that showed up in an Overwatch digital comic.

As you'd expect, the Overwatch Winter Wonderland event is back, dropping on December 12th.

Starting next week on Wednesday, December 13 on all platforms.




The highlight of the patch is the new winter-themed skins available to several of the characters. As happened a year ago, the winter holiday event, Overwatch Winter Wonderland will also take place this month, bringing a new PvE mode, new skins, and cosmetics for all Overwatch Heroes. In an effort to make the limited-time event more balanced for the slow moving Meis, the Chinese climatologists can make use of an exclusive new ability, placing down an ice trap for the unsuspecting Yeti to get stuck in. Mei's Snowball Offensive is moving to 6v6 on The Black Forest, where it has been changed to single elimination mode.

Winter Wonderland's newest mode unfolds across Overwatch's Nepal Village map and pits five Meis against one yeti-themed Winston, all controlled by different players. This month, last year's Winter Wonderland event will be returning to bring holiday cheer to the first-person shooter. This is a unique Arcade brawl where two teams of Mei's battle it out. Once Winston has enough meat, his Primal Rage ultimate will activate, sending him into a monstrous fury.

He said nothing about Pharah, however, presumably because he dislikes me, personally. Mei and Winston's new outfits are especially welcome since neither of them got any new costume options during the Summer Games or Halloween events.

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