A new update has arrived for Overwatch. Blizzard has kicked off this year’s edition of the Lunar New Year event, which this time around is dubbed Year of the Dog. It revamps the game’s Capture the Flag mode and introduces other new features. But as is to be expected from any new update, there are a variety of new Overwatch skins and cosmetics now available in a limited-time loot box.
In terms of skins, there are six Legendary ones in total: those for Hanzo, Genji, Mercy, Pharah, McCree, and Widowmaker. Additionally, there are more than 50 new items in all to get your hands on; there are new sprays, victory poses, and other cosmetics now available. The event also sees the return of the skins from last year’s Lunar New Year.
You can check out all of the new skins, as well as many of the new cosmetics, in the gallery above. We’ve also got galleries of all the recently added Blizzard World update skins, as well as the huge number of Overwatch League skins introduced earlier this year.
With new skins now available, this update marks the addition of a welcome feature for those with a growing collection to show off. From the Assemble Your Team screen before a match, you can now easily change your skin. This is only accessible during the pre-match phase, no doubt to avoid having players spending time contemplating their choice when they could be helping the team, but it should still make it easier to rotate through your collection.
Also new in this patch is the aforementioned CTF revamp. This sees the introduction of a new Sudden Death mode–meaning no more ties–where flags are located closer to one another. Also, throughout the match, flags are now picked up instantly, though it will be dropped when using certain abilities, like Winston’s leap. Blizzard says this should all result in a more “action-packed” experience overall.