Overwatch’s annual winter update was released the other day, along with 7 legendary skins a new game mode, and a winterified map! But what exactly do you have to look forward to this year? Find out what’s in Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017.
Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017: Skins
Soldier’s latest skin is quite possibly the best skin released for him so far! The gun looks sleek and the style is fantastic. Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017 is off to a good start!
Ana’s Snow Owl skin. What can we say about it that hasn’t already been said? It’s a brilliant cosmetic, fitting perfectly with the rest of the Overwatch Winter Skin Squad!
Sombra’s ice blue Rime skin is the most supernatural of this years batch, with pointy ears and frosty smoke coming off her. Looks pretty *cool*.
Ice Fisherman, alternatively known as Overwatch’s resident walrus man, is Roadhog’s sweet new skin. It’s an awesome new addition to his roster, as we haven’t seen one for a while!
This year, Blizzard has decided to turn Bastion into a snowmobile for the winter event. Or at least, that’s how he looks! The most impressive thing about this skin isn’t any of it’s initial looks though; it’s the fact that in each transformation Bastion goes through, his little winter hat somehow stays on!
Finally, a new Hanzo skin! No, it isn’t exactly like the reflections’ comic’s version, but it’s good enough!
Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017: Maps
Just like last year, Blizzard has winterified one of their maps! However, it’s not as huge a re-do as last time, instead opting to give Black Forest a winter makeover! Check out some screenshots down below (yes, the GUI is still there. Unfortunately, Blizzard hasn’t added an option to remove it on PS4 yet, but hopefully it’s added soon! Sorry if it ruins the screenshots a little.).
Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017: Mei’s Yeti Hunt
What’s that? This year for Christmas you’d like a new winter themed game mode featuring everyone’s favourite ice demon and a big ol’ monkey scientist? Well, lucky day! This year came not only with sweet new skins, but a whole new game mode too! The 5v1 brawl consists of 5 Meis and 1 Winston, in a fight to the death. Kill the yeti before he can take out your team’s 5 lives, in Blizzard’s Animal Torture Simulation 2017.
Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017: Emotes
If you thought this update couldn’t get any better, think again! Blizzard has released another legendary emote, this time for Orisa. Is it adorable? Yes. Is it expensive? Yikes, yes! But is it worth it? Absolutely! And of course, let’s not forget Zen’s new snowflake emote. Even though it’s slightly overshadowed by Orisa’s, it still looks awesome.
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