Overwatch Winter Wonderland is back

Overwatch's Returning Holiday Events Has a Team of Meis Fighting a Yeti Winston

Today, Blizzard announced that the Overwatch Winter Wonderland seasonal event would be making a return on December 12, likely lasting until January 2, as each event is usually three weeks long. The Ecopoint: Antarctica map is also in the mix alongside the black Forest arena, along with winterized versions of numerous game's maps to coincide with the event.

New holiday skins will be available for Hanzo, Junkrat and Roadhog.

Like last year's Winter Wonderland, players can expect a chance to get a number of theme-appropriate legendary skins.

The holidays are upon us, and you know what that means: new Overwatch stuff. This enables Blizzard to keep the game running and profitable even as it gives away characters and maps at no additional charge.

In addition to this Mei's Yeti Hunt.

Speaking of Mei, Blizzard is planning a new event around the snowy scientist. The Winter Wonderland exclusive mode is now playable on both the Ecopoint Antarctica and Black Forest maps, and it's joined by a new "silly and ridiculous" mode known as Mei's Yeti Hunt. The big thing here is that a player will actually control the yeti, which is a powered up version of Winston. Kaplan says that the point of the seasonal brawls is to be fun, light-hearted distractions, and that it is created to be silly by nature.

In a new developer update, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan explains all of the skins introduced during last year's event will be returning this year. The development team has just released details about this year's Winter Wonderland event, and it looks like this year their thinking is in a different time zone to the box.

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