Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2021 event is now live, eight new skins announced

This is the holiday of the year, which means that another “Overwatch Winter Wonderland” event has begun, bringing fans’ favorite new game modes, eight new skins for hero shooting games, and more.

As usual, Overwatch now has multiple winter modes to queue up. In the Freeze Elimination, two teams of four face off. Whoever can freeze the entire enemy team first wins. In May’s snowball offensive, Mei’s two six-man squads face off with the new skills of her usual gun: Mei’s weapon can now fire a single super-powered snowball instead of an endothermic blaster. Everyone will die with one blow, but the snowball takes time, so don’t miss it.

In the snowball deathmatch, eight players will face off in a free game, and each of them can store up to three deadly snowballs in May’s blaster. Use these snowballs to defeat as many enemies as possible, but aim for the target, because it takes time to reload the snowballs. The last event in Winter Wonderland is the Snowman Hunter, which is a six-person brawl where five beauties fight against a snowman with Winston ability. If the player defeats the snowman, they win, but if the snowman defeats the player, they lose.

In all of this, players only need to pass the game to get unique rewards. Below is the income you can earn in Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3.

Week 1- December 16 to December 23:

  • Play 9 Games: Wooltide Tracer Player Icon
  • Play 18 games: Wooltide Tracer Spray
  • Play 27 games: Wooltide Tracer epic skin

Week 2 – December 23 to December 30

  • Play 9 Games: Mistletoe Symmetra Player Icon
  • Play 18 Games: Mistletoe Symmetra Spray
  • Play 27 games: Mistletoe Symmetria epic skin

Week 3 – December 30 to January 6:

  • Play 9 Games: Peppermint Bark Brigitte Player Icon
  • Play 18 games: Peppermint Bark Brigitte Spray
  • Play 27 games: Mint Bark Brigitte Epic Skin

In terms of the skins available in the loot box, there are eight new skins: Ice Ghost (Genji), Reindeer (Olisa), Sleigh (D.VA), Snowboard (Baptiste), Snowman (Wrecking Ball), Mistletoe (Symmetra), Peppermint Bark (Brigita), and Wool Ted (Traceer). Here is what each looks like:

You can also use the skin that was first released in the previous Winter Wonderland event of Overwatch. You can view all the skins in this year’s event, as well as the emoticons and introductions in the loot boxes, here.


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