As is customary now in Overwatch, the Lunar New Year Event has now returned with the Year of the Dog, bringing along with it a load of new Overwatch skins. In this Overwatch Year of the Dog Event guide, we'll be walking you through everything you need to know about the upcoming event, including info on when the Year of the Dog event ends, as well as updating our guide with any additional information that Blizzard releases.
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Overwatch Year of the Dog Event Start Date and End Date
Back in 2017, the Chinese Year of the Rooster, the Overwatch event celebrating the new Lunar Year kicked off on January 24, a few days after the actually beginning of the Chinese New Year. This time however, the Chinese New Year 2018 (which is the Year of the Dog) doesn't begin until February 16.
As was recently announced by Blizzard, the Overwatch Lunar New Year Year of the Dog event began on February 8, shortly before the Year of the Dog actually begins. We don't yet have a concrete end date for the Lunar New Year event, but it's worth remembering that Overwatch events usually last for right around three weeks, with the Halloween Terror 2017 event following this tradition.
The developer update video just below was posted by Blizzard on February 7, the day before the Lunar New Year event was scheduled to begin. Director Jeff Kaplan reveals the brand new Thailand map featured in the event, as well as detailing six new Legendary skins for various characters.
Overwatch Lunar New Year, Year of the Dog Skins
A new Overwatch event can only mean one thing: new Overwatch character skins. We've rounded up a complete list of all the brand new Overwatch Lunar New Year Year of the Dog Legendary Skins for you just below, which you can now find in boxes within the game:
We've rounded up a complete list of all the Overwatch Chinese New Year 2017 event skins for you just below, which have also now returned to Overwatch:
One thing to keep in mind is that while any new Overwatch character skins introduced through the Lunar New Year 2018 event will only be found through loot boxes, the skins that were released alongside the event in 2017 should be purchasable with standard in-game currency. If the second Overwatch Halloween Terror event last year was any indicator, old skins making a return to the game should be obtainable for 3,000 in-game Overwatch coins.
However the Lunar New Year, Year of the Dog event isn't the only thing that will be making a return to Overwatch in February 2018, as Blizzard also revealed that the PvE Uprising mode will be making a comeback at some unspecified point in the future. There's also a planned celebration for the Overwatch anniversary in May 2018, just like there was at the same time last year.
These are all the concrete details we have right now for the Overwatch Year of the Dog event, but make sure to keep an eye on this guide, especially as we approach the beginning of the Year of the Dog, as we'll be updating this page with any new announcements from Blizzard.
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