Overwatch is Celebrating the Chinese New Year with a New Event
A tweet from the official Overwatch Twitter account has announced that the next event in the series will be focused on the Chinese New Year. Dubbed The Year of the Rooster, this event will be releasing next week on January 24, right before the actual Chinese New Year kicks off.
🎊 Good luck and great fortune await! 🎊 pic.twitter.com/Az6XkHScV5— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 19, 2017
(D.Va with a Korean Hanbok)
여러분♡ 새해 복 많이 받으세요! pic.twitter.com/vNEptK1SNb— 오버워치 (@OverwatchKR) January 19, 2017
Ensuing tweets also revealed a new look for D.Va, alongside a new costume for Mei as well.
A Blizzard spokesperson revealed that the Year of the Rooster event will be similar to past in-game events, like Halloween Terror and Winter Wonderland. During this event, players will be able to obtain new skins, voice lines, emotes, and other items for hitting certain goals set out during the event.
In addition to these cosmetic releases, there will also be a new game mode added for the event -- but Blizzard hasn't revealed any further information about what that might look like.
Stay tuned for more details and helpful guides as the Year of the Rooster event for Overwatch draws closer!