Blizzard releases Overwatch Winter Wonderland update
Overwatch
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Raymond Bakker
Thursday December 15th 2016 - 19:28 GMT
Blizzard releases Overwatch Winter Wonderland update
by
Raymond Bakker
Thursday 15 December 2016 - 19:28 GMT

Blizzard Entertainment has launched a new Holiday content update for Overwatch. The new update titled Winter Wonderland introduces Holiday decorations to the maps Hanamura and King’s Row.


Aside from the new Holiday decorations the update also changes normal Loot Boxes into Winter Loot Boxes. The special rewards contained within the new Loot Boxes will be available until January 2nd.
The Winter Loot Boxes contain various new rewards, including profile icons, victory poses, emotres, highlight intros and skins. The new unlocked content can be used after the event ends.

The Winter Wonderland update also adds the new Mei's Snowball Offensive game mode. In the game mode every player uses the character Mei, who is equipped with a powerful snowball blaster. This weapon has one shot, but can be reloaded at snow piles.

In the Snowball Offensive game mode up to 12 players battle against eachother in the Ecopoint Antarctica map. The first team to defeat the enemy team three times wins the match.

The Overwatch Winter Wonderland update content is available now until January 2nd 2017.
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Journalist and Software Developer at Moonlight Multimedia, covering the latest video games news from indie to virtual reality, IT news and legal news. He has been actively involved in the video games industry since the early 2000s.