Overwatch's Winter Wonderland event returns with new Mei content

Joanna Estrada
December 7, 2017

He added that holiday skins are also on the way for "two of our favorite Junkers" - i.e., Junkrat and Roadhog.

It's that time of year: Overwatch's seasonal event for the holidays, Winter Wonderland, returns December 12 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, developer Blizzard Entertainment announced today.

In a developer update video, Overwatch daddy and game director Jeff Kaplan confirmed several exciting aspects of Winter Wonderland 2017.

While Winter Wonderland is a revival of last year's event, Blizzard is bringing some major new additions.

Several maps will also get a Winter facelift, namely King's Row, Hanamura and Black Forest. Hanamura and King's Row will return, but Black Forest will also get a handsome holiday display.

The holiday brawl from last year, Mei's Snowball Offensive, will be back this year-both on Ecopoint Antarctica and now Black Forest as well.

Previously, Overwatch received a new hero in Moira, which was a cause for concern for the game's tech team. It's a six-player mode with five Meis pinned against a single Winston, who grows stronger the farther across the map he moves. "We really wanted to try something different and fun for this year's event and it's the idea of what we call a boss fight", Kaplan said. Winston will be running around the map eating pieces of meat which fuel his Primal Rage. Once enough Meis-or Winston-are killed, the game is over. In Mei's Yeti Hunt, each Mei will also have a special ice trap ability alongside her usual repertoire.

"I know a lot of you are thinking it sounds kind of silly and kind of ridiculous", said Kaplan of Mei's Yeti Hunt. Kaplan added that many of Overwatch's seasonal brawls are simply created to be fun, lighthearted and refreshing Arcade exercises that are available for a limited time.

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