Overwatch Winter Wonderland: Everything you need to know

Winter Wonderland has finally returned to Overwatch, bringing the festive season to its acclaimed shooter in spectacular fashion.

We’ve got an all new arcade mode in the form of Mei’s Yeti Hunt alongside an assortment of new skins, emotes, sprays and more. You’ll also have a chance to bag all of the goodies you might have missed back in 2016. Trusted Reviews has compiled everything you need to know. 

Overwatch Winter Wonderland – What is it?

Winter Wonderland is one of several seasonal events held by Overwatch to celebrate important occasions spread throughout the year. This one is, obviously, made to celebrate all things Christmas! While gameplay remains the same for the most part, maps like Hanamura and King’s Row are given a festive twist alongside a bunch of new cosmetic unlockables. 

Overwatch Winter Wonderland – When is it?

Winter Wonderland is now live across PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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Overwatch Winter Wonderland skins – What are they?

This year’s Winter Wonderland has an assortment of new legendary skins for the likes of Hanzo, Sombra, Bastion, Junkrat and more! We’ve included a couple of our favourites below. You’ll get a free loot box as part of the festive promotion so fingers crossed it’s hiding something good!

Overwatch Winter Wonderland modes – Anything new?

Mei’s Snowball Offensive has returned, although it will now be available in Black Forest alongside Ecopoint Antarctica. This involves 2 teams consisting entirely of Mei absorbing snow from across the map and dispatching enemies with it. It’s a fun way to blow off steam and earn some loot boxes. 

A new mode is also coming in the form of Mei’s Yeti Hunt. This will involve a team of six Meis going up against a single Yeti, otherwise known as Winston in his abominable skin. He will be controlled by another player, meaning you’ll need to work together to emerge victorious.

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Winston can collect chunks of meat found across Nepal Village that will eventually activate his ultimate ability. This will turn the tables, so you’ll have to be quick before he gains the upper hand. Once Winston or enough Meis have been defeated, the game is over. 

Blizzard has stressed that Yeti Hunt shouldn’t be taken seriously as a competitive mode like vanilla Overwatch, saying it wanted to try something ‘new and different’ to celebrate the holidays. 

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