Holiday events are nothing new for the gaming world, and those who play Overwatch will know full well that Blizzard is embracing the trend this year by giving us Winter Wonderland, which was wrapped up in the shooter’s latest update that went live earlier this month.
It clocks in at 1.5GB in size, and comes packing the 6v6 Mei’s Snowball Offensive game mode. It’s a single-elimination brawl, essentially, where all players are placed in control of Mei. There is a twist to the seasonal special though, as Mei’s trusty Endothermic Blaster has been retrofitted to shoot a single, super-powered snowball, which ought to make for some thrilling firefights over the next few weeks.
Now, hoping to give gamers even more holiday cheer, Blizzard has delivered another great gift in the form of five free winter loot boxes. Upon signing in and starting up Overwatch, you’ll be greeted with the following message:
It has truly been an eventful and amazing year, and we wanted to take a moment to thank you for being a part of it. We could not have done this without the tremendous support, passion, and enthusiasm that you’ve shown for Overwatch.
From the entire Blizzard team, we wish you and yours the very best and look forward to spending an exciting 2017 with you!
Tell us, have you been enjoying Overwatch‘s Winter Wonderland event so far? Share your thoughts with us down below and be sure to log in and fire up the game this weekend to take advantage of Blizzard’s latest gift!