‘Overwatch’ Lunar New Year Starts January 24
Happy Lunar New Year from Blizzard
Blizzard’s “Overwatch” is gearing up to celebrate the Lunar New Year next week. The game will be hosting a special event that will offer new skins for a handful of selected heroes. If your favorite wasn’t chosen, don’t lose heart, there will also be dozens of tags, and emotes to unlock in the loot boxes.
This year is the year of the Pig, which means that everyone’s favorite off-tank Roadhog should be seeing some extra love. “Overwatch” fans can set a reminder to jump into the game on January 24th, that will be the big start of the event.
As usual, Blizzard has been teasing the event on social media to get players excited. On Twitter the company teased the new Hanzo adding “Marked by the dragon. Snipe down flag runners as HUANG ZHONG HANZO.” The account also showed a new Reaper skin saying “New year, new me. Make your own luck this year as LÜ BU REAPER!”
Players still have a few days left to join the Overwatch Ana-themed Bastet Challenge, which closes just before the Lunar Event starts. By completing the challenge, you will be rewarded with an Ana skin that is purr-fect for cat lovers. Blizzard explained the event on YouTube with the following trailer stating, “Relive the legacy of a fierce protector in Ana’s short story “Bastet” in-game and online by unlocking Ana-themed cosmetics including sprays, a player icon, a victory pose, and a new epic skin from now through January 21.” Fans of the game that haven’t joined the fun yet can watch that trailer below.
If you can’t wait until January 21 to see the new skins, just follow Overwatch on Twitter. The social media account has a history of showing the skins you can get in your loot boxes before the content officially drops.