Overwatch Winter Wonderland Event Guide

Check this guide out for all the info on the Winter Wonderland event in Overwatch!

Check this guide out for all the info on the Winter Wonderland event in Overwatch!

The Winter Wonderland Event for Overwatch is now live and runs until January 2nd. It comes with 13 new skins, new emotes, new voice lines, and more. There is also a special event game mode called Mei’s Snowball Offensive.

I’m going to go over everything added in this event, as well as some patch notes.

This guide will go over everything in the Winter Wonderland in Overwatch including:

  • New Skins and Winter Loot Boxes – All 13 new skins, who they are for, and what they look like.
  • Mei’s Snowball Offensive – New 6v6 game mode.
  • Symmetra Update – Important changes in the latest patch.

New Skins and Winter Loot Boxes

This event brings Winter loot boxes, which you can earn by leveling or spending real money. You have a chance to get one of the 13 new skins when you open a Winter loot box.

  • Mccree, Mei, and Zarya got new emotes.
  • Ana, D.Va, Mercy, Pharah, Reinhardt, Soldier: 76, Torbjorn got new Victory Poses.
  • Everyone got new voice lines.
  • Symmetra and Widowmaker got new highlight intros.
Lucio – Andes

overwatch lucio winter skin

Mccree – Scrooge

overwatch mccree winter skin

Mei – Mei-rry

overwatch mei winter skin

Pharah – Frostbite

overwatch Pharah winter skin

Reaper – Shiver

overwatch reaper winter skin

Roadhog – Rudolph

overwatch roadhog winter skin

Sombra – Peppermint

overwatch sombra winter skin

Torbjorn – Santaclad

overwatch torbjorn winter skin

Tracer – Jingle

overwatch tracer winter skin

Winston – Yeti

overwatch winston winter skin

Zarya – Frosted

overwatch zarya winter skin

Zenyatta – Nutcracker

overwatch zenyatta winter skin


Mei’s Snowball Offensive

This is a 6v6 game mode where everyone plays as Mei with a Snowball Blaster. It only has 1 shot, but can be reloaded at snow piles.

Defeat the enemy 3 times to win. You play on the Ecopoint: Antarctica map.

Symmetra Update

  • New ability: Photon Barrier – Generates a large barrier in front that blocks enemy fire as it travels forward. Replaces Photon Shield.
  • New Ultimate Ability Option: Shield Generator – Places additional shield to allies within the radius.
    • This applies regardless of obstacles in the way, such as walls.
    • You can choose between this and the old Teleporter.
  • Increased range of her primary fire from 5 to 7 meters.
  • Can hold 6 turrets at once instead of 3.
  • Teleporter health has been reduced from 200 to 50.
    • Shields has been increased from 0 to 350. 

That’s it for the Winter Wonderland update for Overwatch. Let me know if you have any questions!

About the author


After gaming for 25 years, Synzer leveraged his vast knowledge of RPGs and MMOs into a job as a games journalist, covering the games he loves. Five years later, he's still writing about Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon, and Knights of the Old Republic. Synzer has a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing. You can see him in action on his YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/2F97BrR) and Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/synzergaming).