Blizzard has released a brand new event for Overwatch that is in celebration of the Chinese New Year. This event is called ‘Year of the Rooster’ and bring some new additions along with it.
Blizzard has shared more details on this event along with a video detailing it on the official blog. You can check it out below.
Overwatch’s Lunar New Year celebrations have begun and we hope this seasonal event brings you happiness, prosperity, and (most importantly) lots of fun. For the next three weeks, players will have the chance to collect over 100 commemorative cosmetic items, enjoy a firefight beneath some fireworks on Lijiang Tower, and work together to capture the flag in Overwatch’s newest brawl mode.
The event brings a new ‘Capture the Rooster’ mode to the game for the first time.
Capture the Rooster
No event would be complete without a first-class brawl, and for the Year of the Rooster we took a cue from tradition and are introducing an Overwatch take on a true competitive gaming staple: Capture the Flag.
In Capture the Rooster, teams will face off on Lijiang Tower, attempting to secure the enemy flag while the opposing team does the same. In this fast-paced brawl, players will need to get creative with their team compositions as they attempt to construct a lineup that’s built for offensive speed and defensive stability.
If you want to have a look at the new skins, you can view them in the gallery below.
This is a time limited event that will run from January 24th till February 13th so make sure to participate in it before you miss out.
Overwatch is available now for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.