The event includes a new 4×4 game mode as well as new skins and rewards.
Tis the season for Christmas and winter-themed in-game events, and the latest to drop is Overwatch‘s Winter Wonderland. Players can now load up the new 4v4 Freezethaw Elimination game mode or get started on weekly challenges to unlock Christmas-themed epic skins and other rewards.
The biggest mix-up Winter Wonderland brings is the new game mode, Freezethaw Elimination, which joins Mei’s Snowball Offensive, Yeti Hunt, and Snowball Deathmatch. In the new mode, four players must work together to freeze all four players on the other team. Players will become frozen instead of dying, and can be thawed with the help of a teammate.
Weekly challenges will reward players who win at least nine games per week. The weekly rewards are all epic skins: Elf Junkrat in the first week, Gingerbread Ana for week 2, while the week 3 reward is Frosty Roadhog.
As always with a new event, Winter Wonderland is bringing plenty of new cosmetics to be unlocked. The legendary skins for this event include Conductor Reinhardt, Penguin Mei, Ice Empress Moira, Toybot Zenyatta, and Lumberjack Torbjorn.
Blizzard is currently working on a sequel to Overwatch, with new details about the upcoming Overwatch 2 expected to be announced during a virtual Blizzcon event in February.