Overwatch Lunar New Year 2020 Event Officially Announced

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Celebrate the Year of the Rat in Overwatch. As a Moira main, it's nice to see the Irish villain get a Legendary skin, as she's been frequently (and notoriously) snubbed during limited time events in the past. We're commemorating the Year of the Rat with an abundance of new skins, highlight intros, emotes, and sprays for players to unlock. Overwatch was released in 2016 and has remained a popular game in the years since; the second iteration of the title was recently released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Last year's event, Year of the Pig, introduced eight new skins, a new Capture the Flag map, and a festive version of Lijiang Tower. With both teams' flags much closer together, six captures are now needed to win the match instead of the traditional three.

Besides the new cosmetics, we'll also be seeing the return of the Capture the Flag event.


We do know that the heroes of Overwatch are getting glorious new skins, as Twitter user OverwatchNaeri leaked the outfits ahead of Blizzard's official announcement for the Lunar New Year.

Overwatch's Year of the Rat begins on January 16 and ends on February 5, so make sure to play and earn some new loot while it's live. Players can launch an all-out offensive against the enemy to snatch their flag.

Other unlockable rewards include a Jingang Doomfist player icon, which is given for winning three games, and the Focus Doomfist spray, which is given for winning 6 games. Each week brings new rewards to earn!

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