Is Blizzard giving us Reflections' Hanzo skin as our Overwatch holiday gift?


With the holiday season fast approaching, you'll have probably already gathered that Overwatch's Winter Wonderland event will be returning at some point. All the new skins will appear alongside last year's skins so you can potentially hoover up any that you missed last time around. Fans have been pleading for Blizzard to make this outfit ever since it was first shown back in December of 2016. Well, it's a good thing I did, as I can now report that we're headed to a Winter Wonderland! Roadhog and Junkrat are confirmed to receive new Legendary skins, though they won't be the only ones included; fans were upset with the number of Legendaries a year ago.

The Overwatch Winter Wonderland event will kick off on December 12. While Jeff didn't outright say which comic he was referring to, there is little doubt that this is one he was suggesting is coming.

"There's obviously going to be a lot of legendary skins". Everyone who logs in during the event will get one Loot Box for free, and they can be earned or purchased as normal for the duration of the event.

For all the other winter skins, players should expect them to cost their traditionally inflated prices. Mei's Snowball Offensive is moving to 6v6 on The Black Forest, where it has been changed to single elimination mode. It begins next week and introduces a variety of new content for free, in addition to bringing back some of what we saw a year ago. All of them can be purchased for a heavily reduced price that falls in line with the core Overwatch skins.

Finally, a completely new game mode will be Mei's Yeti Hunt - an asymmetrical 1 v 5 boss fight. If Primal Rage becomes active, the Mei's must try to hide or escape by using her usual set of abilities and a new special ability called Ice Trap, which will stop Winston in his tracks. If Winston kills enough Meis, he wins.

As a developer, Blizzard loves celebrating the various holidays and loves translating those holidays into their games, such as the Lunar Festival in World of Warcraft which is meant to be Blizzard's take on Chinese New Year; Love is in the Air in World of Warcraft for Valentine's Day; and Winter Wonderland in Overwatch which is meant to be Christmas.