Overwatch Winter Wonderland is live with gorgeous new skins

Overwatch’s annual Winter Wonderland 2021 is here, and coming with this winter’s launch is a bunch of wintry and... | 20. December 2021

Overwatch’s annual Winter Wonderland 2021 is here, and coming with this winter’s launch is a bunch of wintry and holiday-themed skins to be unlocked. As with the previous events, there are eight new skins including three Epic skins and five Legendries to gain as you go through the necessary challenges.

Some fantastic skins taking the central stage include the fascinating Snowman Wrecking Ball and Reindeer Oria. Previous Winter Wonderland brawl events (Yeti Hunt, Mei’s Snowball Offensive, 4v4 Freezethaw Elimination and Snowball Deathmatch) are also returning to Overwatch’s Arcade card. Weekly challenges are currently live with players standing a chance to earn the Epic-tier skins by winning games through game modes.

How long is the Winter Wonderland event going on for?

The Overwatch Winter Wonderland event will be on from December 16 through January 6, 2022. Here’s a rollout of the Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2021’s weekly challenge cosmetics. Players will play up to 27 games to acquire:

  • Week 1: Wooltide Tracer
  • Week 2: Mistletoe Symmetra
  • Week 3: Peppermint Bark Brigitte

You can check out the five Legendary skins coming to Overwatch at their store. They include Snowman Wrecking Ball, Ice Wraith Genji, Reindeer Oria, Sleighing D.Va and Snowboarder Baptiste. You can earn these legendary skins through loot boxes.

When is Overwatch 2 coming?

We don’t yet know when we will get the Overwatch sequel that Blizzard announced back in 2019. But it’s widely acknowledged that it isn’t coming any time soon. Blizzard Entertainment had earlier announced that Overwatch 2 may be delayed in November but there was no specified window at the time. Other sources claim that we won’t get Overwatch 2 until 2023 or even later.

That said, the Parent Company, Activision Blizzard stated that they were providing ample opportunity to the development team to complete production and expand on their creative resources to support the titles after launch. This statement may be indicative of the fact that there’s still some turmoil at Blizzard, which may be the reason why they have been unable to publish the much-anticipated new version of the game.

A lot of drama surrounding Activision Blizzard

At this time, Activision Blizzard is faced with diverse lawsuits and federal investigations. There have also been calls for the resignation of its CEO following the allegations of sexual assault and harassment leveled against the publishers and a couple of the high-ranking staff at the company.

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