Saturday, 24 February, 2018

Overwatch's Lunar New Year event returns February 8

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Stay tuned until February 8 to see what the Lunar New Year will bring to Overwatch players.

Traditional foods served during the meal celebrating the start of the Chinese lunar calendar - falling this year on February 16 - won't weigh you down like Thanksgiving dinner, but they are heavy with symbolic significance. Overwatch had a catch the rooster event to celebrate the times.

The Year of the Dog in Overwatch will begin on February 8, according to the official Overwatch Twitter.

"Wishing you prosperity in the Year of the Dog", Blizzard wrote in a tweet.

Blizzard hasn't revealed whether or not any new event-themed cosmetic items will be coming this year.

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Last year the Lunar Year event was celebrating the Year of the Roster which added quite a few new skins to the game.

And if it's anything like previous Overwatch events, returning skins will be available at a cheaper price.

The new items includes Epic and Legendary skins, player icons, emotes and sprays. All the new skins released can only be accessed through loot boxes and they are given away based on a rotational system, than picking the costume you like for your favorite hero.

"Junkrat has been enjoying the flexibility his double-charge Concussion Mine provides, but it has now become a bit too easy to throw out huge bursts of damage in a large area", a message from Blizzard reads.

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