Making its grand return to close out 2017 is the Overwatch Winter Wonderland event, making a comeback after first appearing for the game right around this time last year. In this Overwatch winter event guide, we'll be keeping you up to date with everything you need to know about the Winter Wonderland event, including when it finally draws to a close, as well as all the brand new legendary character skins featured within. Read on for all you need to know about the Overwatch Christmas event.
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Overwatch Winter Wonderland Event Guide
Just below, you can see the announcement video from the Overwatch dev team, revealing that the Winter Wonderland event would be returning to the game. This isn't the first time that an Overwatch event from the previous year has returned, as the Halloween Terror event made a comeback in October. We've got all the details on the Overwatch Christmas event for you, just below.
Existing maps in the game, like Hanamura and King's Row will be getting a winter makeover, just like they did in last year's Overwatch winter event, and Mei's snowball fight event will now be playable in both the Antarctica and Black Forest maps.
Overwatch Winter Wonderland Event End Date and Time
The Overwatch Winter Wonderland event is live right now, having kicked off back on December 12 for players around the globe. On December 14, Blizzard announced that the Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017 event will be ending on January 2, 2018. Although we don't have a final end time for the Winter Wonderland event on January 2, previous Overwatch events like the Halloween Terror and Summer Games events have ended around 4 pm PST/7 pm EST..
Overwatch Winter Wonderland Legendary Skins
Now that the Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017 event has finally begun, we've compiled a list of all the brand new Legendary skins available for characters right now, featured just below. These are all the Overwatch Christmas outfits you can get for your favorite characters.
We should also note that as with the Halloween Terror event in October, skins that debuted during last year's Overwatch Winter Wonderland event will be making a return.
This means that is you didn't pick up the skins that were available for the Winter Wonderland event in 2016, you'll have a second chance at grabbing them come December 12. These skins include McCree, Tracer, Pharah, Roadhog, Torbjorn, and more.
Overwatch Winter Wonderland Yeti Hunt Brawl Mode
While Mei's Snowball Offensive is back from the Winter Wonderland event last year, the new mode of Yeti Hunt is the featured Brawl of 2017's event. In the mode, five Mei "Hunters" group up to take down one "Yeti" Winston, the latter of which has an increased amount of health and damage.
The Winston wins if the player manages to eliminate all five of the Mei players, but the Mei players win the match if they can eliminate the single Winston just once. The Yeti Hunt takes place on a reskinned version of the Nepal Village map, and while the Winston has increased health and armor, the Mei players have their Ice Block and Ice Wall abilities reduced.
This is all the complete information we have right now on the Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017 event, but make sure to keep checking back on this guide, as we'll have the full details for all the new content coming to the game, as soon as we hear anything.
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