With the Chinese New Year just around the corner, Overwatch has revealed the Lunar New Year skins that will become available in-game tomorrow.
These new skins all cater to an ancient Chinese theme of military generals and strategists of the Han Dynasty. Magnificent beards are on display for the Year of the Pig that will run well into February. The capture the flag event will also be returning for a limited time.
Squeal with joy!
Overwatch Lunar New Year returns January 24. 🏮 🐷 pic.twitter.com/CLBXmBCrEX
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 17, 2019
As was revealed on Twitter each day since the announcement, here are all the skins released so far. Up first is Reaper, who’s skin is inspired by the Chinese military general LÜ BU, the Flying General. Next is Hanzo, who has grown a beard for the occasion to represent HUANG ZHONG, another military general who won the Battle of Mount Dingjun. Reinhardt follows with an arguably superior beard for his GUAN YU skin, nicknamed the God of War. Another general who served under warlord Liu Bei was ZHANG FEI, who is now encompassed by Torbjörn. Finally, we have Zenyatta as the Chinese politician and war strategist ZHUGE LIANG who earned the nickname, Crouching Dragon.
New year, new me.
Make your own luck this year as LÜ BU REAPER!
Overwatch Lunar New Year begins January 24. pic.twitter.com/jIJc1505Ys
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 19, 2019
Marked by the dragon.
Snipe down flag runners as HUANG ZHONG HANZO.
Overwatch Lunar New Year begins January 24. pic.twitter.com/Zbys5YfWCO
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 20, 2019
Respect your elders!
Share your wisdom on Capture the Flag traditions as GUAN YU REINHARDT.
Overwatch Lunar New Year begins January 24. pic.twitter.com/cHdGpq5sex
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 21, 2019
Let’s hear those guns!
Protect the flag with your trusty turret as ZHANG FEI TORBJÖRN!
Overwatch Lunar New Year begins January 24. pic.twitter.com/QzGshNCW33
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 22, 2019
Embrace the Year of the Pig as ZHUGE LIANG ZENYATTA!
Overwatch Lunar New Year begins January 24. pic.twitter.com/ikwJx2aLeN
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 23, 2019
These skins will add to the arsenal of those from both last year’s Lunar New Year and the year before that for Year of the Dog and Year of the Rooster. The event will run from January 25th to February 19th for us in Australia. Plenty of time to hopefully pick up your favourite skins. Let us know what you think of this year’s event once it launches tomorrow.