Winter Wonderland Returning to Overwatch

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Starting December 12th, players will be collecting holiday skins, throwing snowballs, and celebrating the festivities together.

Mei's Snowball Offensive, which appeared for the first time past year as part of the winter seasonal event, is set to make a return. And indeed it will be returning from next week, offering new Legendary skins for the likes of Mei, Hanzo, Junkrat and a host of others. Find out more in an update from Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan in the video below.

The supposed Hanzo "Punk" skin.

Blizzard Entertainment has got in the Christmas spirit early with confirmation of the Overwatch Winter Wonderland event.

The highlight of the patch is the new winter-themed skins available to several of the characters.

Various maps will also have a winter makeover including King's Row and Hanamura as well as an update for Black Forest. These limited time decorated maps are always just attractive and Kaplan described this as "one of the most gorgeous jobs [Blizzard's] environmental artists have ever done." so we are in for something special this year. Mei's Snowball Offensive is moving to 6v6 on The Black Forest, where it has been changed to single elimination mode. This is similar to the lockout elimination mode in the arcade.

This is all the complete information we have right now on the Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017 event, but make sure to keep checking back on this guide, as we'll have the full details for all the new content coming to the game, as soon as we hear anything. Mei's Yeti Hunt pits a team of five Mei players against one Winston player in what sounds a lot like the basic concept of Evolve.

Blizzard is also introducing Mei's Yeti Hunt. I am looking forward to making some Yeti popsicles as a team of Mei.

We expect to get a glimpse of more skins leading up to the event next week.

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