Experience our updates to our Capture the Flag mode—including a competitive Capture the Flag mode and Sudden Death—on a brand-new map, Ayutthaya. There are two new legendary skins available during the Lunar New Year, one for Mercy and one for Genji, and six new skins in all. You can check out all of the new skins, as well as many of the new cosmetics, in the gallery above. Players will be able to fight for the top spot on the competitive leader board, just like in competitive Lúcioball. So we've added a sudden death mechanic. While the damage per bullet has been lowered, the number of bullets he fires per Hand Cannon shot has been increased which makes his overall damage output unchanged. But more details have come to light after the patch notes were leaked, revealing the legendary skins for Mercy and Geni - which we already knew about - as well as Zarya and Widowmaker.
Blizzard has also made big changes to the returning Capture the Flag event. Now players will have the ability to change their heroes skins on the fly before a game starts. Last year, this took the form of 'The Year of the Rooster' event, but in line with the Chinese new year calendar, this year, it's been renamed to 'Year of the Dog. When time runs out, the round starts over, the flags are moved closer to the center of the map, and the first team to capture wins. Cosmetic Items - A total of 124 new items were released to mark Year of the Rooster. But as is to be expected from any new update, there are a variety of new Overwatch skins and cosmetics now available in a limited-time loot box.
What we do known is that the Year of the Dog Overwatch event will be similar to 2017's Year of the Rooster event, although Blizzard has made a number of tweaks based on fan feedback. These threads are actually traditional Chinese clothing, streamlined for combat with a shorter top and pants. . Additionally, players will be able to switch their skins at the beginning of each match. Now, with three players behind the Barrier, the Barrier will take damage for each target. If you don't find any in loot boxes, you can also purchase the items directly by visiting the Hero Gallery. As such, the end date will likely be 8th March.
That said, this Overwatch Year of the Dog skin is just another paint job with a few decals. You can see the design crafted in the blue and white motif, as well as the symbol on his chest. From the Assemble Your Team screen before a match, you can now easily. She symbolizes the Azure Dragon, Qinglong, evident by her helmet and ferocious-looking rocket launcher. One of the better Epic skins, Tracer is looking pretty sleek dressed in black.
Hero Skin Selection Fashion-forward heroes, rejoice! Both he and the omnic share plenty of ideals in life, with both striving to help their disciples achieve enlightenment. For example, during the second Summer Games event, past skins cost 1,000 credits, instead of the 3,000 credits it usually takes to unlock limited Legendary skins. The Overwatch team revealed that they extended the time of this event because a lot of people travel over the Lunar New Year, and thus miss out on the event. The golden color scheme makes it look really plain and, honestly, quite forgettable. The event also sees the return of the skins from last year's Lunar New Year.
There's also plenty of details about some of the smaller changes taking place in the game. The spread pattern is also more consistent. This is a great way to collect the outfits that you are missing and thin out the options for the loot boxes to give you. However, the real saving grace for this skin is the rooster Ganymede. It has been confirmed that both genji and Mercy will be receiving a brand new Legendary skin each, and one other hero is getting a new Highlight Intro. Nightmare fuel for days, I tell you.
The latest screenshots of the new Overwatch skins can be found in the gallery above. So get excited Overwatch fans, there are over 50 new seasonal items to enjoy for the next four weeks. You can adjust all of your cookie settings by navigating the tabs on the left-hand side. However, it's not been stated what time the occaision will begin. But we already know the start date for Year of the Dog, as previously mentioned, it's getting underway Thursday 8th February, a full two weeks after it began in 2017. Slow and steady Overwatch launched in May 2016. It's a strategy that personally, I'd like to see more developers take.
Despite being a minor update, this is a nice quality of life addition made by Blizzard. Like J Station X on. Once again, Blizzard has said that for 2018, players will see the return of this capture the flag mode. Overall, these changes will help his Hand Cannon feel much more consistent. Widowmaker looks exceptionally stunning dressed in this wine-colored cheongsam.