The Overwatch Winter Wonderland event is here to spread holiday cheer to all Overwatch fans on Xbox One. From now until Jnuary 2, 2017, Overwatch fans can take advantage of special Overwatch-themed content, including Mei’s Snowball Offensive, where you can battle your enemies in intense 6v6 matches.
Overwatch fans can also get their hands on new Winter Loot Boxes, and see all the holiday decorations in Hanamura and King’s Row.
Winter Loot Boxes can be earned or purchased in Overwatch and each Winter Loot Box will have at least one special item from the Overwatch 2016 Winter Wonderland collection, including profile icons, sprays, victory poses, emotes, highlight intros, skins, and more!
The Winter Loot Box contents are random, but you can still unlock a number of customization options in the Hero Gallery from now until January 2, 2017. Once an Winter Loot Box item is unlocked, you’ll have access to it forever; the content will not expire when the Overwatch Winter Wonderland event ends.
The 2016 Overwatch Winter Wonderland event also features Mei’s Snowball Offensive, an intense 6v6 single elimination fight. Here’s a description of everything that is offered in Mei’s Snowball Offensive:
“In this brawl, Mei’s Endothermic Blaster no longer unleashes a stream of frost or shoots icicles. Instead, it’s been modified to fire a single, super-powered snowball. Taking down an enemy only takes one hit, but a miss can be costly. Once your weapon is empty, your enemies will have the advantage as you search for the nearest snow pile to reload, so don’t forget to cover your retreat with ice walls and cryo-freeze to block their attacks—and when the battle starts to heat up, you can activate Mei’s Ultimate, which turns her blaster into a semi-automatic snowball launcher, allowing you to fire continuously as your enemies scatter.”
Buy Overwatch, available on Xbox One, and start playing in the Overwatch 2016 Winter Wonderland event with your friends on Xbox Live. You’ll have to act fast; the Overwatch Winter Wonderland event ends January 2, 2017.