Overwatch's Lunar New Year Event Is Now Live, Here's What's In It

Overwatch is celebrating the Chinese New Year in style, from the January 25 to February 14. Expect lots of skins and sprays, as well as a new Capture-The-Flag Brawl mode.

Here's the trailer:

Blizzard notes that this event will come with 100 cosmetic themed items, along with LOTS of fireworks. Said items will be packaged in "Lunar Loot Boxes", which will all dole out at least one random item from the event.

Let's go over the new skins, shall we?

Mei

Junkrat

Symmetra

Tracer

Mercy

Bastion

Roadhog, Reinhardt, Zenyatta, Winston

I love all of these, they're so good. Winston is the Monkey King!

The emotes (?) look great, too:

To go along with this, there's a Capture The Rooster mode (which is pretty much Capture The Flag, by the looks of it.) Here's Blizzard's description:

In Capture the Rooster, teams will face off on Lijiang Tower, attempting to secure the enemy flag while the opposing team does the same. In this fast-paced brawl, players will need to get creative with their team compositions as they attempt construct a lineup that's simultaneously built for offensive speed and defensive stability.

Finally, there's even a special comic story accompanying this whole thing titled "Winston's Story to the West", and you can read that here, or learn more about below:

From a very young age, Winston showed limitless curiosity for the universe around him. But even though he was fascinated by the wonders of science, he also had a fondness for stories, particularly the tales that were passed down from generation to generation.

One day, on Lunar New Year, Dr. Harold Winston, the lunar colony researcher who cared deeply for the young ape's education and training, challenged him to read an epic story that was centuries old but beloved by billions. Journey to the West is a sweeping tale that soars between a mythological Earth and the glorious heavens, portraying demons, gods, and heroes clashing in mighty battles.

The gorilla's imagination was captured by the heroic monk Tang Sanzang and his ragtag group of disciples' quest for redemption… like the banished marshal Zhu Bajie, the old general Shā Wùjìng, and of course, the mischievous Monkey King, Sun Wukong.

Every Lunar New Year, Winston is reminded of his younger days. Growing up in the lunar colony had its trials, but it also had its treasures. Exploring this story with his mentor will always be one of his most cherished memories.

All in all, I'm pumped to hop back in, even if realistically I know that I'm probably just about to get a whole lotta sprays in my loot boxes.


Comments

    Gong Xi Fa Cai! :D I'm loving everything about this one.

    The cynic in me is awaiting the outrage by some aspects of the online community going into outrage mode over Mei's skin not being "fat enough".

    I think this is everything, apart from the stickers that any hero can get

    Skins

    Ana (750)
    Bastion (750)
    D.Va (3000)
    Junkrat (750)
    Mei - Chang'e (3000)
    Mei - Luna (3000
    Mercy - (750)
    Reinhardt (3000)
    Roadhog (3000)
    Symmetra (750)
    Tracer (750)
    Winston (3000)
    Zenyatta (3000)

    Emotes

    D.Va (750)
    Mei (75)

    Victory Pose

    Ana (225)
    Bastion (225)
    D.Va (225)
    Junkray (225)
    Mei (225)
    Roadhog (225)
    Sombra (225)

    Voice Lines

    Ana (75)
    Bastion (75)
    D.Va (75)
    Genji (75)
    Hanzo (75)
    Junkrat (75)
    Lucio (75)
    McCree (75)
    Mei (75)
    Mercy (75)
    Pharah (75)
    Reaper (75)
    Reinhardt (75)
    Roadhog (75)
    Soldier 75 (75)
    Sombra (75)
    Symmetra (75)
    Torbjorn (75)
    Tracer (75)
    Widowmaker (75)
    Winston (75)
    Zarya (75)
    Zenyatta (75)

    Sprays

    Ana - Dance (75)
    Ana - Dragon Dance (75)
    Bastion - Bast-Yum (75)
    Bastion - Dragon Dance(75)
    D-Va - Dragon Dance (75)
    D-Va - Seesaw (75)
    Genji - Dragon Dance (75)
    Genji - Green Dragon (75)
    Hanzo - Blue Dragon (75)
    Hanzo - Dragon Dance (75)
    Junkrat - Dragon Dance (75)
    Junkat - I'm flying (75)
    Lucio - Dragon Dance (75)
    Lucio - Keep Ups (75)
    McCree - Call it (75)
    McCree - Dragon Dance (75)
    Mei - Dragon Dance (75)
    Mei - Fortune (75)
    Mercy - Dragon Dance (75)
    Mercy - Parasol (75)
    Pharah - Dragon Dance (75)
    Pharah - Happy New Year (75)
    Reaper - Dragon Dance (75)
    Reaper - Fire Blossom (75)
    Reinardt - Dragon Dance (75)
    Reinhardt - Lion Dance (75)
    Roadhog - Dragon Dance (75)
    Roadhog - Steamed Buns (75)
    Soldier 76 - Dragon Dance (75)
    Solider 76 - Folded Hands (75)
    Sombra - Dragon Dance (75)
    Sombra - Fortune (75)
    Symmetra - Dragon Dance (75)
    Symmetra - Lantern (75)
    Torbjorn - Dragon Dance (75)
    Torbjorn - Gold (75)
    Tracer - Dragon Dance (75)
    Tracer - Fan Dance (75)
    Widowmaker - Dragon Dance (75)
    Widowmaker - Hairpin (75)
    Winston - Dragon Dance (75)
    Winston - Kite (75)
    Zarya - Calories (75)
    Zarya - Dragon Dance (75)
    Zenyatta - Dragon Dance (75)
    Zenyatta - Yut Nori (75)

    Highlight Intro

    Mercy (750)
    Roadhog (750)
    Tracer (750)

      There's no way I'm going to earn enough 3000g. :(

      A mistake for the emote for Mei, price was missing a 0

      Mei (750)

      and the extra sprays

      Dragons Head (75)
      Lucky Pouch (75)
      Red Envelope (75)
      Year of the Rooster (75)
      Auspicious Lion - Cleanup Duty Achievement
      Awakened Lion - Flagbearer Achievement

    Must acquire D'Va skin!
    Also Junkrat, and Roadhog, and Mei, and....

    Man, they've actually made a junkrat skin I like!

    Not sure why the article didn't specify, but the pictured Winston, Reinhardt, Roadhog and Zenyatta are all from Journey to the West.

    Also, you neglected to mention that Mei has two new legendary skins. The red one pictured above, and a white variant of same.

    Also not pictured is the event costume for Ana.

    And yes, Bastion's rooster does indeed cluck ;)

    Last edited 25/01/17 2:02 pm

    Where's the Australia Day event? Imagine a Junkrat skin with tinnies around his neck.

    Last edited 25/01/17 6:50 pm

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