The Overwatch Lunar New Year Event is here! And Blizzard did not disapppoint. Not only are we getting new skins, emotes and highlights but we’re also getting a new map!
New Map : Ayutthaya
Feast your eyes on the new Capture the Flag map! The map is based off of Ayutthaya in Thailand. There will be gameplay changes regarding the new Capture the Flag mode.
Picking up the flag will now be instant. However, if the flag is dropped, players will have to wait 4 seconds before the flag can be picked up again. Also you will not be able to use any mobility and invulnerability skills while holding the flag or else you’ll drop it.
Capture the Flag will now be part of Competitive Mode, not just an arcade mode.
These new skins are all in the Legendary tier. The old skins will be made available for purchase as well as rolls in lootboxes. Lootboxes can be bought as well as earned in game through leveling up or playing Arcade modes.
The Azure Dragon takes to the skies with a little Pharah twist.
The White Tiger Genji looks pretty epic. The design and theme fits Genji’s character perfectly.
Black Lily Widowmaker:
Not as epic as I thought it would be but the gun design looks really good.
An odd but strangely fitting combo for our favourite gunslinger.
This skin is beautiful, I heard it gets better when you use Valkyrie.
Just like the Genji skin, the Black Tortoise theme really fits Zarya with her shields.
The event officially ends on 5 March so get your skins before then or you’ll have to wait for next year! Remember, these skins are also available for purchase with credits:
- Tal Ana
- Rooster Bastion
- Palanquin D.va
- Firework Junkrat
- Chang’e Mei
- Luna Mei
- Fortune Mercy
- Wujing Reinhardt
- Bajie Roadhog
- Qipao Symmetra
- Rose Tracer
- Wukong Winston
- Sanzang Zenyatta
If you want to check out the new emotes and highlights, click here.