Overwatch Year of the Pig Start Date - All New Legendary Skins - Everything we Know

Overwatch Year of the Pig Start Date - All New Legendary Skins - Everything we Know

Here's everything you need to know about the new Lunar New Year 2019 event for Overwatch, celebrating the Year of the Pig.

We're now well into the new year, and there's a brand new Overwatch event to celebrate the Lunar New Year. In this Overwatch Year of the Pig guide, we'll be walking you through everything you need to know about the new event, including the Overwatch Lunar New Year event start date, and more.

Overwatch Lunar New Year 2019 Event Start Date

As was originally announced by Blizzard last week, the Overwatch Year of the Pig event, to celebrate the arrival of the Lunar New Year, will be kicking off on January 24. As for the time that the event should be starting at on the day, Blizzard usually launches new Overwatch events right around 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET.

As for when the event will run to, you'll have less than a month to take part in festivities. The Year of the Pig event in Overwatch will be running on until February 18.

Overwatch Year of the Pig Skins

Every time there's a brand new Overwatch event, the official Overwatch Twitter account gives us some teases of new skins, in the days leading up to the event. Just below, you can see a brief glimpse of some of the brand new character skins, which will be available in loot boxes beginning January 24.

But, this isn't the first Lunar New Year event to hit Overwatch. Last year we had the Year of the Dog event in January 2018, and you can see a brief selection of some of the skins that released during the event, just below. These skins, although gone from loot boxes right now, will be available once again during the Year of the Pig event.

Mei's Year of the Rooster skin | Blizzard
Genji's Year of the Dog skin | Blizzard

As of right now, this is absolutely all the information you need to know about the Overwatch Year of the Pig event. But we'll make sure to keep this Lunar New Year 2019 guide updated with all future information from Blizzard about the event, including a complete list of all the new character skins.

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