Overwatch Winter Wonderland Event is Back!

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Three maps will be getting a winter makeover, King's Row and Hanamura are returning from past year, and the arcade map Black Forest will be getting decorated as well. This event is only run for a limited time during the Christmas holidays and offers some exclusive content during this time.

Starting next week on Wednesday, December 13 on all platforms. Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan talking about the event.

Last year's event saw two maps, King's Row and Hanamura, get what Blizzard calls a "seasonal pass", where they're decorated for the event. We're not sure exactly what time the event will begin as of right now, but previous Overwatch events have began early in the afternoon on the East coast of the US.

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As usual, the event will offer a number of seasonally appropriate legendary skins, although Blizzard isn't revealing them just yet. Any new outfit or additional cosmetic from 2017 is always at a higher cost. This will be an asymmetrical multiplayer mode with a boss fight similar to Evolve. Yeti Hunt will see a team of five Mei players - with slightly different abilities - have to hunt down one player as the Yeti aka Winston on a modified Nepal Village map. The Mei's must take out the Yeti as a team or face the beast's rage. The Winston must collect meat power-ups to enter Primal Rage mode, at which point like an Overwatch version of Pac Man he can turn the tables on the Meis and hunt them down. You can find out more about the game and the event on the official page. Either way, as a huge fan of asymmetrical multiplayer game modes, I'm really stoked for this as Kaplan has stated that Yeti Hunt is in no way meant to be a serious competitive mode but is designed purely for fun.

The holiday season is truly in the air as the Winter Wonderland Event of video game "Overwatch" is set to return next week.