Blizzard Entertainment has finally confirmed its upcoming Overwatch Christmas event to go live next week. It is not a big surprise, though, given that the developer has also launched events just like this one to celebrate the previous seasons like Thanksgiving. So what does the upcoming event mean for Overwatch players?
The Official Announcement
Just yesterday, Dec. 6, Blizzard entertainment tweeted a GIF invitation for Overwatch's new holiday event this coming December. The GIF showed a place on the King's Row map. But this time, players get to see a snow-capped version that might hint to modified maps to celebrate the Christmas event. "It's the most wonderful time of the year and we hope you'll join us for some holiday cheer!" the invitation reads. Following that is the momentous date, Dec. 13, when Overwatch's Christmas event is set to go live. So definitely, Overwatch players will be marking the second Tuesday of December so as not to miss the important event.
Overwatch Christmas Event: What Players Should Expect
Two weeks ago, a player discovered the Christmas themed track for Overwatch and data mined information from it. The result pointed out to an upcoming Christmas event and the same player shared his discovery right on the web. The leak somewhat became viral once Overwatch players got wind of it.
Until this moment, no other details regarding the upcoming Christmas event for Overwatch have been given. But Blizzard giving the green light for the holiday to go live next week is enough for fans. Besides, what Overwatch players can expect the most is the introduction of new skins for characters, cosmetics, emotes and voice lines - the same things introduced from previous holiday events. GameSpot also said that other new items and themed loot boxes are safe assumptions following earlier events.
Overwatch was first released this May but quickly rose to fame as a multiplayer first-person shooter title thanks to its numerous fan base. The title also won the Game of the Year award during The Game Awards 2016. Overwatch is available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.