Overwatch's Winter Wonderland Event Returns Next Week

Overwatch's Winter Wonderland Event Returns Next Week

Overwatch's Winter Wonderland Event Returns Next Week

It's that time of year: Overwatch's seasonal event for the holidays, Winter Wonderland, returns December 12 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, developer Blizzard Entertainment announced today.

"The mode is really fun and different", explains Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan.

While Winter Wonderland is a revival of last year's event, Blizzard is bringing some major new additions.

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The newest Winter Wonderland seasonal mode is called Mei's Yeti Hunt, and it's Overwatch's first attempt at a 5v1 boss fight.

We expect to get a glimpse of more skins leading up to the event next week. One team will be comprised of five Meis, while the other will have only a single Winston playing the part of the Yeti.

Players will also have a chance to earn holiday-themed skins, though Kaplan was a bit cagey about who and what, though he did say some might be good for Junkrat, Hanzo and Roadhog. The Ecopoint: Antarctica map is also in the mix alongside the black Forest arena, along with winterized versions of numerous game's maps to coincide with the event. It's spooky at first, where the team of Meis is trying to find Winston and what Winston is doing is going around the map, looking for power-ups, which are meat that fuels his Primal Rage. Once he's found enough meat, the tables turn, and the Winston-Yeti hunts the Meis until it kills them. Mei has a new ability that's specific to this mode, Ice Trap, and she can use it along with her usual Ice Wall to fend off the yeti. And yes, Kaplan understands how ridiculous that sounds. "Well, I'm here to tell you it absolutely is". Kaplan added that many of Overwatch's seasonal brawls are simply created to be fun, lighthearted and refreshing Arcade exercises that are available for a limited time.

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