To view the new Legendary skins, check out the gallery below: Baihu Genji. As it so happens, Blizzard recently implemented a change allowing players to , causing many to rejoice. During returning Overwatch events, old skins were available to unlock via the credits system. No doubt we'll learn more next week leading up to the official start time. Doomfist and Roadhog got new emotes, and McCree received a new highlight intro, all of which are available in the Hero Gallery for 750 Credits. A note: if anyone notices anything either incorrect or just ill-informed about my research into the Chinese iconography here, let me know. Last year, this took the form of 'The Year of the Rooster' event, but in line with the Chinese new year calendar, this year, it's been renamed to 'Year of the Dog.
There are two new legendary skins available during the Lunar New Year, one for Mercy and one for Genji, and six new skins in all. New Map and Capture the Flag The new Capture the Flag map, Ayutthaya. Share on: The Lunar New Year 2018 event in Overwatch has started. Celebrate with our lucky Lunar Loot Boxes, filled with new skins, emotes, highlights, player icons, sprays, voice lines, and more. This latest comic is basically an excuse to look at some of the concept art for the new skins, by the looks of it. Va , Nihon Genji , American McCree , Eidgenossin Mercy , Tre Kronor Torbjörn , Tricolore Widowmaker , Seleção Lúcio , Striker Lúcio , Cricket Junkrat , Lifeguard McCree , Winged Victory Mercy , Biker Reaper , Grillmaster: 76 Soldier 76 , Tulum Sombra Sprinter Tracer , Track and Field Tracer , Cote d' Azur Widowmaker Champion Zarya , and Weightlifter Zarya.
Furthermore, standard skins will be added to the year round loot box rotation. In a new video blog, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan said that the Ayutthaya map is the best part of the Chinese New Year event. The update added Legendary skins for Genji, Mercy, Zarya, Pharah, Widowmaker, and McCree. This change will make it more effective against shields and consistent with how other auto-target abilities work e. These skins can be dropped through , or can be purchased for 3,000 Credits in the Hero Gallery.
The latest gaming news, opinion pieces and exclusive coverage of Australia's eSports and video game culture. New Summer Games 2017 cosmetic items were valued at 3,000 for Legendary Skins, 750 credits for Epic skins, 225 credits for Rare tier items and 75 credits for common tier items. The map is based in Thailand, and has a design heavily steeped in the Lunar New Year theme. Overall, these changes will help his Hand Cannon feel much more consistent. As an added bonus, the old skins introduced previously were also available at a slightly cheaper price. Overwatch is having its own Lunar New Year event starting today.
Game director Jeff Kaplan recently teased that this year's Lunar event will feature someHe added that Blizzard also intends to make some changes during the event based on feedback to previous events. The new changes include automatic flag pick up, with flags not being able to be picked up until five seconds after being dropped. This change, of the Overwatch team, is intended to make teamwork a bigger factor in Capture the Flag. Strictly speaking, the map is physically identical to the original map and the only changes made were purely aesthetic. The skins for each of the character that are available in this update can be seen below.
The event comes to the , , and game on February 8, developer Blizzard announced today. Get ready to ring in the Year of the Dog! Needless to say, the Year of the Dog event also launches with a host of new cosmetic items. As such, the end date will also be much later. There's also plenty of details about some of the smaller changes taking place in the game. When time runs out, a new round is started and flags are moved closer to the center of the map and the first team to score wins. That's right, Jeff Kaplan confirmed that the event will last four weeks, which he explained was necessary as they noticed that a lot of people are travelling during Lunar New Year, and as a result, fans actually missed part of the event last year. We also got a new Capture the Flag map, Ayutthaya, alongside some festive redecoration of Lijiang Tower maps.
Now, with the event live, the publisher and developer has decided to officially unveil all six of the new skins available in the title by way of a new trailer. We're dedicated to video game journalism and you'll find stories here that aren't found, or given the depth of coverage, as anywhere else. We suspect and assume Blizzard will use a similar structure for their new and returning Lunar New Year skins and items. The next seasonal event has been announced. Take a look at all the new skins and features in the video above, or the in-game screenshots below. In 2017, Year of the Rooster wrapped up on Monday 13th February, meaning the event lasted just under three weeks.
Six heroes get new legendary skins this year, in addition to last year's event cosmetics unlocking for purchase again. The Overwatch team revealed that they extended the time of this event because a lot of people travel over the Lunar New Year, and thus miss out on the event. Moves that give players invulnerbility or increased mobility will result in teams dropping the flag. In addition to the Overwatch Year of the Dog skins, there are new sprays, emotes, voice lines and player icons. Unlock over 50 new seasonal items—including legendary skins like Black Lily Widowmaker, Qinglong Azure Dragon Pharah, Xuanwu Black Tortoise Zarya, and Baihu White Tiger Genji—alongside gear from last Lunar New Year, available at reduced credit costs.
A similar approach has been taken with The Summer Games event and Winter Wonderland, which both largely stayed the same the second year around. Now that the event is live we finally get a look at all of the new Overwatch Year of the Dog skins. Players also have the opportunity to purchase skins from last years Lunar New Year event and all items will be available via the games loot box system as well. Players can choose from an assortment of playable characters, each with different abilities, looks, and personalities, which is where the fun of the skins comes in. That being said, there are a number of key details we do know about this next big Overwatch event starting next week, based on past events and a few smaller details Blizzard has mentioned since the initial tease. Blizzard will also introduce a new four week Competitive Season for Capture the Flag. We also get a bit more info on some of the other main changes taking place, such as a nerf to Doomfists hand cannon.
All these changes will be applied to older Capture the Flag maps as well. Never miss when a new issue goes live! The key takeaway from this leak is that we now know who is getting a new Legendary skin. The Year of The Dog event runs from today until March 5th and gives players the opportunity to unlock new skins along with other cosmetic items. Peruse Overwatch Lunar New Year skins images below, and for more on the game, check out my editorial. There are skins of every rarity, with the Common skin being the default, Rare skins being simple recolors, Epic skins being more advanced recolors and sometimes simple outfit changes, and Legendary skins being complete outfit changes and sometimes including alternate call outs or extra voice lines. Along with being the second Lunar Year event, The Year of The Dog also marks the 10th Overwatch Seasonal Event thus far.