Blizzard is the gift that keeps on giving! An Overwatch Year of the Rooster event is happening soon. Read on to find out more.
Overwatch Year Of The Rooster Event
Fans, save the date! An Overwatch Year of the Rooster event is happening on January 24, just in time for the celebration of the Lunar New Year. The Asian themes have been teased in the seasonal event’s trailer.
Blizzard is mum about the details of Overwatch Year of the Rooster event. However, the trailer teased that it will include new skins. One feature is a new skin for the character Mei, where she wears a bright red Chinese cheongsam dress.
🎊 Good luck and great fortune await! 🎊 pic.twitter.com/Az6XkHScV5
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 19, 2017
While in the twitter feed of Overwatch Korea, D. Va was seen wearing a hanbok. The hanbok is a dress worn by Koreans in the Joseon period during formal occasions.
여러분♡ 새해 복 많이 받으세요! pic.twitter.com/vNEptK1SNb
— 오버워치 (@OverwatchKR) January 19, 2017
Other Overwatch Seasonal Events
Some of the most memorable Overwatch events are the Rio Olympics which gave characters Olympic-themed skins, limited edition loot bags, and Summer Games items. The bags had skins, highlight intros, voice lines, victory poses, among others.
Next, the Halloween Terror event featured 100 jack-o-lanterns filled to the brim with 100 skins. Same as the Rio Olympics event, there were profile icons, skins, and other fun items included in the box. There was also a player versus environment (PVE) challenge called Junkenstein’s revenge.
Lastly, who will forget the famous Winter Wonderland event. It gave skins to the characters to commemorate the holidays. Emotes such as McCree’s Hat Trick, Zarya’s Mystery Gift, and Mei’s Snowman kept Overwatch fans buzzing in the forums. On the other hand, however, there will be no Valentines day or Easter seasonal event happening soon.
Blizzard has been hard at work in perfecting other elements in the game. The game giant recently sent an update fixing Roadhog’s hook. Other bugs and glitches involving Mei, and other characters, were fixed as well.
Overwatch Year of the Rooster event will happen on January 24. Stay tuned to Video Games Republic to catch the latest on video games, tech, and more.