*LIVE NOW* When is the Lunar New Year event in Overwatch 2?

*LIVE NOW* When is the Lunar New Year event in Overwatch 2?
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The Overwatch 2 Lunar New Year event is finally live. For those unfamiliar, it’s an annual in-game tradition that has been held since the early days of the previous title. Much like the Winter Wonderland celebration, this special occasion typically rewards players with various skins and accessories.

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By simply playing and winning games during the event, you’ll be given a variety of themed items. With so much to look forward to, you may be wanting to join in on the special occasion yourself. If that’s the case, you can now do so since the game’s Lunar New Year event is now available.

Overwatch 2 Lunar New Year event start date

The annual Lunar New Year in-game event has begun. It started on January 17 at 11AM PT / 2PM ET / 7PM GMT and will last until February 6. According to Blizzard’s announcement, the ongoing festivities will feature a plethora of rewards for all players.

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Notable Legendary Skins that users can expect include the Legendary Winged Victory Mercy and Legendary Kkachi Echo. Another Lunar New Year cosmetic called the Hu Tou Mao skin for Mei has also been revealed and can now be viewed in the store. There will most likely be additional cosmetics and items available throughout the event itself, as has been the case previously.

Last year’s in-game Lunar New Year celebration featured Legendary Skins such as Bull Demon Orisa, Tiger Huntress Ashe, Dragonfire Bastion, Kkachi Echo, and Pale Serpent Widowmaker.

Epic Skins were also made available through Weekly Challenges during last year’s event wherein players had to win nine games spread over three weeks. Once the objective was completed, players were rewarded the Terracotta Medic Baptiste, Xiake McCree, and Imperial Guard Reaper skins.

The previous year’s celebration also notably included a new game mode called Bounty Hunter, which has once again been reintroduced this year. A regular and blitz version of Capture the Flag has also been included as part of the latest themed mode offerings.

Overwatch 2 Lunar New Year Event FAQs

How old is Soldier 76?

Soldier 76 is approximately in his late 40’s / early 50’s.

How old is Reaper?

The deadly Reaper is 58 years old in Overwatch 2.