Overwatch's Lunar New Year Event Returns for the Year of the Dog

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BLIZZARD has announced plans to hold a Lunar New Year seasonal event that kicks off on Thursday, February 8.

The Lunar New Year event will feature new cosmetic items, while the capture the flag mode will take place on a brand new map.

The Overwatch Year of the Dog will begin on February 8.

Blizzard said it will share more information on what's coming in the Year of the Dog "soon", but we can probably get a good idea of what's in store by looking at what happened last year.




Last year's lunar event starred Mei and ran from January 24 through February 13. Last year's event brought new skins, emotes, sprays and Capture the Rooster, a team battle set on Lijiang Tower, which was a play on capture the flag.

Previously, returning events have indeed brought new content with them, such as the second Halloween event extending the range of event-themed skins, but there is no guarantee that every event of every year will bring additional content rather than simply offering another chance at unlocking the old.

It's not clear what exactly new features will be on offer for Overwatch players, but Blizzard has teased some small details. All the new skins released can only be accessed through loot boxes and they are given away based on a rotational system, than picking the costume you like for your favorite hero.

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