Overwatch Year Of The Dog Event: Soon Coming With a New Map

Overwatch Year of the Dog New Skins Revealed: White Tiger Genji, Red Phoenix Mercy, and More

Overwatch Year of the Dog New Skins Revealed: White Tiger Genji, Red Phoenix Mercy, and More

With over half of the games roster getting new skins, there's a lot to unpack in Overwatch's newest event.

The highly addictive video game Overwatch has launched its new seasonal event for the 2018 Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dog, and with it comes some incredible new skins for the various players.

Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch director said that the new Ayutthaya map is the highlight of the event, he explained, "The biggest and best part of the Year of the Dog celebration, in my opinion, is a brand new map that we'll be bringing you", further adding "This map takes place in Thailand [and] is absolutely gorgeous".

In the latest Overwatch Developer Update, game director Jeff Kaplan talked about the Year of the Dog event, which will launch on February 8.

A new capture the flag map to celebrate the four-week Lunar New Event is set in Thailand.

Sudden death will break ties at the end of a match. The game resumes, with the distance that the flags need to travel shortened.

Blizzard is known to have a tight connection to their player base, and after receiving feedback from the fans, Capture the Flag will have some changes. Numerous skins in-game allow players to adapt their favourite heroes to various parts of their histories - that, or they just really want to look cool.

A whole host of new cosmetic items are available in this new release.

The six heroes who received new event skins are McCree, Widowmaker, Zarya, Mercy, Pharah and Genji and they are featured in the gallery below. With Roadhog pulling out his secret friend and Doomfist ripping a giant rock out of the ground.

Now if you'll excuse me I have to go spend money on a pile of loot boxes.

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