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Overwatch Winter Wonderland Update: Everything you need to know

Overwutch Winter Update
Written by Christie Sharon

WHAT’S WINTER WONDERLAND?

Winter Wonderland is a seasonal upgrade to Overwatch, adding a couple of Christmas-themed content to the overall game for a restricted time period.

The new content is merely available from today, December 13, January 2 through to, so ensure you don’t lose out on the festive goodies.

“The growing season of supplying (and acquiring) is here now, and we’re prepared to celebrate,” creates Blizzard. “From now until January 2, every full day is a snow day in Overwatch! Unwrap new holiday-themed loot, have a stroll through the decked halls of Hanamura and King’s Row, and put your enemies on ice inside our latest brawl: Mei’s Snowball Offensive.”

Browse the update video tutorial below, and continue reading to see what content the revise adds:

NEW CHRISTMAS-THEMED UNLOCKABLES & MAPS

Blizzard has redesigned Japan’s Hanamura and the UK’s King’s Row maps, upgrading them with a fresh winter theme. Are going to decked out in holiday break lights and layered in snow and frost, which the most Scrooge-like players should enjoy even.

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There’s also new winter-themed account symbols, sprays, win poses, emotes, high light intros, skins and even more.

WINTER LOOT BOXES

The unlockable items will be available through the new Winter Loot Bins, which replace standard Loot Bins throughout the wintertime Wonderland event.

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You can travelling bag over 100 new “cosmetic trimmings” by beginning the bins, which, as common, can be acquired through levelling up, or purchased for wintry, income. But remember that the contents of every Loot Pack are random, so you may not get impressive earnings always.

MEI’S SNOWBALL OFFENSIVE

Overwatch now includes a new limited-time brawl: Mei’s Snowball Offensive. From the 6v6 single-elimination style brawl, with everyone pressured to play as climatologist-cum-hero Mei.

But Mei’s skills have been tweaked somewhat. Of unleashing a blast of frost or taking pictures icicles instead, Mei’s Endothermic Blaster now fires an individual “super-powered” snowball. Which means you can remove an opponent with an individual hit.

That appears to be easy, but it isn’t so simple: Once your tool is empty, you will have to find a snow pile to reload. But if you stay alive long enough, you can stimulate Mei’s new custom Ultimate potential, which transforms her blaster into a semi-automatic snowball launcher – unleash frosty carnage on your foes.

Overwatch Winter Wonderland

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“For the next point, we found players would often turn off of Symmetra after they found themselves in times where her Teleporter wasn’t as useful. For instance, when participating in her on security by using an Assault map, players often used her to guard the first take point, quickly turned to some other hero if that time dropped then. To greatly help her feel more useful in more situations, we’ve given her an alternative solution to her Teleporter. The Shield Generator is as important for the enemy to deal with just, but pays to in more situations.”

“The turret changes allow her to repair her turret nests faster. If all her turrets are destroyed even, it’s now easier for players to develop them all online backup prior to the next thrust.”

“We’re also increasing the number on her Image Projector to make it easier on her behalf to develop and keep a robust charge on her behalf next goal.”

OTHER CHANGES

You can examine out the entire set of changes (which there are lots) in Blizzard’s recognized changelog here.

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Christie Sharon

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