Here's What You Need To Know About The Brand New Overwatch Year Of The Ox Event
Here's What You Need To Know About The Brand New Overwatch Year Of The Ox Event

OVERWATCH: THE YEAR OF THE OX

Now is a better time than ever to jump into Overwatch to battle and celebrate the return of the Lunar New Year with cosmetic items, weekly rewards, and a brand new brawl game mode that will put your skills as a player to the test: It is… The Bounty Hunter! To celebrate the Year of the Ox, Overwatch is bringing you a ton of new rewards. With this new event, you get to fly over the battlefield with Echo's Kkachi skin, launch BOB against unsuspecting opponents with Ashe's Tiger Slayer skin, melt enemies with Bastion's Dragon's Breath skin, and more.

Blizzard entertainment has started their first event of the year in their Lunar new year (specifically the year of the ox). It will run from the 4th of February until the 25th of February. So now, let’s find what’s new.

The Skins Are Better Than Ever

Let’s start with the main reason you’re here, the skins and cosmetics. The brand new skins the Lunar new year have graced us with are the following.

  • For Baptiste, we get Terracota Medic skin. An awesome skin inspired by a terracotta warrior statue. You can unlock this skin by participating in the Year Of The Ox 2021 Week 1 Challenge, along with 2 sprays and an icon.

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  • For McCree, we get the Xiake skin. You can unlock this skin by participating in the Year Of The Ox 2021 Week 2 Challenge, along with 2 sprays and an icon.

 

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  • For Reaper, we get the Imperial Guard skin. You can unlock this skin by participating in the Year Of The Ox 2021 Week 3 Challenge, along with 2 sprays and an icon.

 

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  • For Ashe, we get the Tiger Huntress skin. A fantastic skin that turns BOB into an open jacket tiger robot. The cost of this skin is 3000 coins.

 

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  • For Bastion, we get the Dragonfire skin. This skin turns Bastion into a Chinese dragon, well, as much as you can for Bastion. The cost of this skin is 3000 coins.

 

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  • For Echo, we get the Kkachi skin. This skin gives Echo beautiful feathers laced throughout her body. The cost of this skin is 3000 coins.

 

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  • For Orisa (FINALLY), we get the Bull Demon skin. This skin makes Orisa look like she was pulled out straight from a mix of God of War and Starcraft. The cost of this skin is 3000 coins.

 

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  • For Widomaker, we get the Pale Serpent skin. A beautiful skin that gives Widowmaker a lovely Chinese Kimono.

 

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New And Returning Game Modes

Now let’s get to the 3 game modes:

We have the Bounty Bunter game mode as the brand new addition to the arcade section of Overwatch, in the Bounty Hunter game mode, you are tasked with gaining the most amount of points. How do you get these points? Well, by being the quickest gunslinger in the game. Whoever lands the first kill in the game becomes the bounty while everyone else becomes a Bounty Hunter. Earn these points by being killing the most amount of bounties but hold your horses, because if you land that killing blow, well, the Bounty Hunter becomes the Bounty.

Secondly, we have Capture The Flag BLITZ, a remarkable twist on the classic Capture The Flag where the flags are located significantly closer than usual and you now need a total of 6 flags captured to be the victor. So what are you waiting for? Go out that and get that flag as many times as you can!

Lastly, we have the returning classic, good ol’ CTF, rules are simple, capture the enemy flag 3 times and claim victory.

Extras Goodies

In addition to the skins, we have 3 brand new victory poses, these are for Brigitte, Moira, and Soldier: 76, respectively. When it comes to highlighting intros, we get 3, one for D.Va, Echo, and Symmetra.

We also have 12 new voice lines, 1 for Ana, 1 for Ashe, 1 for Baptiste, 2 for Echo, 1 for Mei, 1 for Moira, 1 for Reinhardt, 1 for Sigma, 1 for Sombra, 1 for Symmetra, and 1 for Winston. This is all topped off with an assortment of new sprays and all the returning items from previous Lunar New Year events. So what are you waiting for? Get out there, get your friends together, and push that payload.

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