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Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Blizzard
Developer: Blizzard
Release Date: Spring 2016

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'Overwatch' (ALL) Brings Back Winter Wonderland Holiday Event

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2017 @ 4:40 p.m. PST

Overwatch is a pick-up-and-play 6v6 team-based shooter set on a near-future earth, featuring an amazing cast of heroes and set in an all-new Blizzard game universe.

The action of Overwatch. takes place in a technologically advanced, highly stylized future earth. In a time of global crisis, an international task force of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities known as Overwatch had come together to restore peace to a war-torn world. After many years, the group’s influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded. Overwatch might be gone now . . . but the world still needs heroes.

With an emphasis on accessibility and pure fun, Overwatch. brings Blizzard’s signature easy-to-learn, hard-to-master gameplay to the FPS genre. Harnessing the power of their hero of choice, players will join forces in teams of six and battle each other across a range of futuristic global locations, from the hologram-lit streets of London to a bazaar in the shadows of a high-tech Egyptian pyramid. Every battlefield is iconic and built to highlight each character’s unique abilities, and fights can shift from streets to rooftops to open skies within the span of a breath.

While each hero represents a formidable force on their own, players can amplify their potential by assembling into a well-balanced team and creatively combining powers. No matter which hero or playstyle they prefer, players will be able to team up and accomplish the incredible in Overwatch.

As players compete in matches—win or lose—they’ll level up and earn Loot Boxes, each containing a combination of four items players can use to customize their heroes, including in-game credits and cosmetic goodies including skins, sprays, voice lines, and new animations. Among these items are legendary skins that dramatically alter heroes’ appearances, such as the post-apocalyptic Scavenger D.Va, or Lone Wolf Hanzo, which fills Overwatch’s expert bowman with the spirit of the wild.

Overwatch Winter Wonderland is coming back this year starting December 12th, 2017. The event will be available on PC, Xbox and PS4.

Blizzard is bringing back its Winter Wonderland event with more holiday-themed fun, skins, and Mei's Snowball Offensive, the 6v6, single-elimination brawl set on either the Ecopoint: Antarctica or Black Forest map.

Winter Wonderland is adding a Mei's Yeti Hunt mode, which is basically a 5v1 round where five Mei players square off against one yeti-looking Winston set in a Nepal Village environment. It's a tug of war where Meis try to track down Winston, who is turn is scouring the map for his power-ups to fuel his Primal Rage, which once triggered turns the tide and the Meis have to escape his wrath.

The Winter Loot Boxes return, stuffed with themed skins, highlight intros, emotes, victory poses, sprays, player icons, and voice lines!

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