We know historically every time we've had draws in Overwatch, there's been discontent in the playerbase. We'll be adding tips to it throughout the event as well. And if it's anything like previous Overwatch events, returning skins will be available at a cheaper price. So popular, in fact, that Blizzard permanently added it to the game in the Arcade and in the Custom Games menu. The key takeaway from this leak is that we now know who is getting a new Legendary skin. You'll be able to earn special cosmetic items by taking part in the tournament, so make sure you check out our for details of how to take part.
The opinions expressed are those of the writer. Also, throughout the match, flags are now picked up instantly, though it will be dropped when using certain abilities, like Winston's leap. We found that by doing this, the rate of capture is much higher, the games are now much more offensive, and much more action-packed. Carrying the flag On its surface, the Year of the Dog event might not seem much different from last year's Year of the Rooster event, or indeed any seasonal Overwatch event. Last year Blizzard gave the standard Lijiang Tower map a bit of a makeover for Lunar New Year. A sudden death mechanic has been added that moves both flags to the center of the map, making the capture distance for both teams very short.
So stay tuned and we'll update the site with more information. A recent Overwatch update added more than 100 new items, which will be permanently available in loot boxes. Make sure you check out our. However, we have learnt something else courtesy of a new forum post from Jeff Kaplan on the official Overwatch forums. Without further ado, here are all of the new Year of the Dog Legendary Skins, with last year's items following on in the gallery. When time runs out, the round starts over, the flags are moved closer to the center of the map, and the first team to capture wins. The Top 500 players at the end of the four week window will each receive a special animated spray and player icon.
In our Year of the Dog guide we've pulled together all of the information you need to know about the event, with many of the details grabbed straight from the now-updated game client. We suspect and assume Blizzard will use a similar structure for their new and returning Lunar New Year skins and items. The key takeaway from this leak is that we now know who is getting a new Legendary skin. As such, the end date will also be much later. Over 170 cosmetic items are available, but the collection will disappear on March 5. The scales are creatively placed on her clothes as armor, and her headdress has reptilian eyes and a ponytail that could be referencing the snake often associated with Xuanwu. Last year Blizzard gave the standard Lijiang Tower map a bit of a makeover for Lunar New Year.
Perhaps we'll even get another updated map to go with it as well? You can see the design crafted in the blue and white motif, as well as the symbol on his chest. At least six Overwatch heroes will receive legendary new skins for the Year of the Dog event, including both Mercy and Genji. However, we have learnt something else courtesy of a new forum post from Jeff Kaplan on the official Overwatch forums. He also goes into more detail on the new skins. Players will be able to fight for the top spot on the competitive leader board, just like in competitive Lúcioball. Sudden death will now break ties at the end of a match. Flags return after 4 seconds, and flag return is not interrupted by taking damage.
In this article you'll find details of the start and end dates, the new Legendary Skins that are avaialable to unlock, an overview of the new Competitive Capture The Flag tournament, and new map Ayutthaya. Compared to some of the other epic skins in the game, this one feels like a bit of a letdown. Here's a quick overview of what else will likely return with Year of the Dog: - This Capture the Flag affair saw players compete to grab their opponent's flag and rush it back to their base before it could be retrieved. Draws have been removed from the mode and instead a sudden death mechanic will commence if a tie is imminent. First off, there's no more draws anymore. Widowmaker looks exceptionally stunning dressed in this wine-colored cheongsam. Overwatch: Year of the Dog - Start date and time Overwatch's 2018 Lunar New Year event began Thursday 8th February, and is now available to enjoy on the live servers.
Another new skin, McCree swaps his cowboy clothes for something a bit more serious as a magistrate. I cover social games, video games, technology and that whole gray area that happens when technology and consumers collide. 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. Its still really exciting that we are getting a event, based of most peoples favorite animal! The team is introducing a new map called Ayutthaya, set in Thailand and designed from the ground-up for Capture the Flag, which feels like a good move: the simultaneous attack and defense setup of a Capture the Flag match is a bit removed from what other modes call for, and a map built specifically for that purpose might be able to feel a little bit better tuned for the event. Unlock over 50 new seasonal items—including legendary skins like Black Lily Widowmaker, Qinglong Azure Dragon Pharah, Xuanwu Black Tortoise Zarya, and Baihu White Tiger Genji—alongside gear from last Lunar New Year, available at reduced credit costs.
A minor addition perhaps, but a good one all the same, and a no-brainer. A new developer update video brings some details of what we can expect in the next lunar new year event. Stay tuned for more info and those all-important skins, as more information should be arriving in the next few hours. Ana is looking pretty festive in her Tal costume. Users can also purchase all of the older skins from last years event for a reduced rate. New Summer Games 2017 cosmetic items were valued at 3,000 for Legendary Skins, 750 credits for Epic skins, 225 credits for Rare tier items and 75 credits for common tier items. Kaplan explained why the event will run four weeks instead of the traditional three in the Developer Update.