Overwatch Winter Wonderland release date confirmed

Lynne Hanson
December 9, 2017

The Winter Wonderland event is also seeing the return of Mei's snowball fight game mode.

Starting next week on Wednesday, December 13 on all platforms.

"There's obviously going to be a lot of legendary skins", Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan teased in the latest developer update video. The latter will be getting the appropriate holiday decorations along with Kings Row and Hanamura who got theirs a year ago.

The highlight of the patch is the new winter-themed skins available to several of the characters.

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Last year's event saw two maps, King's Row and Hanamura, get what Blizzard calls a "seasonal pass", where they're decorated for the event.

The six-player boss fight mode will have players as five Meis pitted against a player-controlled Winston in Nepal Village. We're not sure exactly what time the event will begin as of right now, but previous Overwatch events have began early in the afternoon on the East coast of the US. Kaplan confirmed that new holiday-themed skins will be added to the game during the event. What's new here is it's expanding to the Black Forest map too, and a change in scenery is always a nice addition to have. The Meis will hunt down the Yeti Winston as he tries to collect power-ups for his Primal Rage ability, with the Meis able to utilize ice traps and their usual ice walls to subdue Winston. It so happens that I spotted the first snowfall-a dusting, really-of the season where my home office is located in Tennessee, then found out that Blizzard Entertainment is prepping its seasonal Overwatch event, Winter Wonderland, for December 12 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

Now that we're on the other side of Thanksgiving and barreling toward Christmas, it's time for many games that have persistent player bases to kick off their holiday events.

Speaking of Mei, Blizzard is planning a new event around the snowy scientist.

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