Blizzard is a developer who loves celebrating the various holidays and seasons throughout the year. We’ve seen them implement all kinds of special events and quests for World of Warcraft, so it really isn’t that surprising to see them apply those concepts to their latest game: Overwatch, in which they have announced the Winter Wonderland event.


According to Blizzard, “That’s right—Overwatch is getting into the holiday spirit with a brand-new seasonal event. We’ve decked the halls of Hanamura and King’s Row, stuffed our Loot Boxes full of festive goodies, and arranged an extra-special snowball fight for you and your friends. So, grab a mug of hot cocoa, put on your favorite ugly sweater, and get ready to jingle all the way to Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland!”

Some of the changes include a new look for the loot boxes which have been changed up to look more festive. They also come with a bunch of new cosmetics that are meant to celebrate the Christmas holidays, and just like regular loot boxes, the insides are completely randomized which means that it boils down to your luck to get what you want/need.

There will also be a new game mode called “Mei’s Snowball Offensive”. The description reads, “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.” The event is now live and will run from the 13th of December, 2016 until the 2nd of January, 2017.

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