Overwatch Christmas Update Is Now Live

Now's your chance to give Roadhog a candy cane and make his stomach look like Rudolph.

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Overwatch's Christmas event, first teased last week, has gone live, bringing new skins and more to the game.

As with previous seasonal events, Winter Wonderland replaces the standard loot box with a winter one, which provides a chance to unlock the new items. There are skins--see them all here--voice lines, emotes, player icons, victory poses, highlight intros, and more to obtain. A selection of these can be seen in the trailer below. You'll receive a free icon and loot box just for logging in.

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There's also once again an event-specific Brawl mode. Mei's Snowball Offensive pits two teams of six against each other on Ecopoint Antarctica, with everyone playing as Mei, who wields a snowball gun. It can shoot only a single time before needing to be reloaded at a pile of snow on the map. (Her Ultimate is also different, allowing her gun to repeatedly fire without retreating to a snowpile.) Rounds are single-elimination, and the goal is to beat the enemy team three times.

Additionally, there's a Winter Mystery brawl where your character is randomly selected each time you respawn. Two maps, Hanamura and King's Row, have been decorated for the holiday.

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Winter Wonderland is available from now until January 2. All of the new Christmas-themed items can only be unlocked before then, though you'll be able to continue using them throughout the year.

We're checking out the event and opening loot boxes on a livestream right now--you can watch along here.

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