Overwatch Winter 2018 Event Skins Revealed

Dec 20 2018

The OverwatchWinter Wonderland update is now live for 2018, and it introduces a variety of holiday-themed content--including some festive decorations and the return of a pair of special wintery Brawls. The showpiece of any Overwatch event is always the new skins, though, and this year Blizzard has packed some especially creative and clever looks for its band of heroes. They can be purchased directly or obtained through a new limited-time loot box--one of which you'll get for free just by logging in.

As usual the most dramatic makeovers are Legendary skins, which change the characters' looks significantly. This year those include Biathlong Widowmaker, Figure Skater Symmetra, Snowboarder Zarya, Snow Fox Lucio, Sugar Plum Fairy Mercy, and Krampus Junkrat. Those are complemented by a handful of Epic skins: Festive Reinhardt, Gift Wrap Bastion, and Winter Ashe. You can check out the full gallery of skins above.

If you happened to miss skins from last year, those are back too, now at reduced prices if you want to purchase them with in-game currency. Four maps have also gotten a snowy look: Blizzard World, King's Row, Black Forest, and Hanamura. Along with the cosmetics, Blizzard brought back the Yeti Hunter and Mei's Snowball Offensive modes.

This is the first winter event since the game introduced Brigitte, Wrecking Ball, and Ashe, but only Ashe received a winter-themed skin of her own. Brigitte and Wrecking Ball will have to wait until next year to get some holiday makeovers.