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.
Squeal with joy!— Overwatch (@OverwatchEU) January 17, 2019
Overwatch Lunar New Year returns January 24. pic.twitter.com/qafXQXIMA0
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.
New year, new me.— Overwatch (@OverwatchEU) January 19, 2019
Make your own luck this year as LÜ BU REAPER!
Overwatch Lunar New Year begins January 24. pic.twitter.com/pP02lN860A
Marked by the dragon.- Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 20, 2019
Snipe down flag runners as HUANG ZHONG HANZO.
Overwatch Lunar New Year begins January 24. pic.twitter.com/Zbys5YfWCO
Respect your elders!- Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 21, 2019
Share your wisdom on Capture the Flag traditions as GUAN YU REINHARDT.
Overwatch Lunar New Year begins January 24. pic.twitter.com/cHdGpq5sex
Let's hear those guns!- Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 22, 2019
Protect the flag with your trusty turret as ZHANG FEI TORBJÖRN!
Overwatch Lunar New Year begins January 24. pic.twitter.com/QzGshNCW33
Experience festivity.- Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 23, 2019
Embrace the Year of the Pig as ZHUGE LIANG ZENYATTA!
Overwatch Lunar New Year begins January 24. pic.twitter.com/ikwJx2aLeN
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.
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.