Lunar New Year Products to Celebrate the Year of the Rat

Try your hand at CTF Blitz in the Overwatch Lunar New Year event

Overwatch celebrates the Lunar New Year tomorrow, with a collection of gorgeous new skins for the heroes (via Dot Esports). "We're commemorating the Year of the Rat with an abundance of new skins, highlight intros, emotes, and sprays for players to unlock", states the official description of the event. The latest patch bears the version number 1.44.0.0 & it is live on all the platforms including Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

With the title Lucky Laterns, players are introduced to a new Chinese New Year event with new skins, flags and playable cards. Also, a new game mode called Blitz CTF has also been added to the game.

The Lunar New Year event in Overwatch kicked off yesterday with a variety of new cosmetics, as well as the return of Capture the Flag, and the debut of an entirely new game mode, Capture the Flag Blitz. Because of the increased action resulting from that tighter proximity, teams will need six captures to win, rather than the usual three. "Heralding 'The Year of the Rat", the festive event will include traditional Chinese performances in the Library's rotunda beginning at 5 p.m. Standard Capture the Flag is also available in the event. Players can launch an all-out offensive against the enemy to snatch their flag. Rewards include a bunch of new player icons, sprays, emotes, and three Epic skins.

Moira's costume seems to reference the one worn by those participating in the Lion Dance, which is performed at big festivals like the Lunar New Year and is said to bring good luck into the next year.

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