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Overwatch Announces Lunar New Year Event, Begins on Feb 8th

Overwatch Announces Lunar New Year Event, Begins on Feb 8th

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

On February 16, the national retailer of specialty pet products will join millions ringing in the Chinese New Year with its first-ever digital fortune cookie Facebook app in honor of the "Year of the Dog". A capture-the-flag mode was also added in Lijiang Tower, and Blizzard's Twitter reply seems to imply we'll be able to play it again this year.

2018 is the Year of the Dog, according to the Chinese zodiac.

"Players will have the chance to collect commemorative cosmetic items with Lunar Loot Boxes and work together to capture the flag on a brand-new map".

Blizzard isn't saying whether that limited-time mode is returning for the Year of the Dog, however.




We can also expect that there will be new skins and costumes introduced into the game that will be themed about the Lunar New Year, so if you are an avid collector of skins then it will definitely be worth checking out.

You can check out the returning Lunar New Year skins in the gallery below.

Last year's lunar event starred Mei and ran from January 24 through February 13.

It's not clear what exactly new features will be on offer for Overwatch players, but Blizzard has teased some small details.

The new items includes Epic and Legendary skins, player icons, emotes and sprays.


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