Overwatch teases new Winter Wonderland skins and Mei’s Yeti Hunt

Winter Wonderland is indeed returning to Overwatch next week on December 12th, and Game Director Jeff Kaplan is not doing anything to quell the anticipation for snowy antics. If anything, he’s stoking the fire at the lodge, telling players that new skins are incoming, including one for Hanzo from the comics and a couple of ones for the two “junkers” of the game.

There’s plenty more on the way as well: Seasonal overlays for King’s Row, Hanamura, and Black Forest are coming, with the latter map pass debuting this year. Players can enjoy some snowball fights in the Black Forest and Antarctica.

Kaplan also introduced a brand-new event: Mei’s Yeti Hunt. One team will be five Mei characters against a single “Yeti” (Winston) in Nepal village. If the Yeti finds enough meat to trigger his primal rage, the Mei team will go from hunting to escaping.

Get the full skinny from Blizzard after the (ski) jump!

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Jerry Dirasato

And what exactly does this have to do with mmos?

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Bannex

What do political opinions have to do with news? Who cares! It’s 2017 anything goes as long as it gets clicks.

Just go with it bro

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Knox Harrington

And of course, people will jump at the chance to say, “journalism is dead” when in reality it’s always been like this. There was never a time in the history of journalism where there wasn’t any fake news, propaganda, yellow journalism, etc etc etc. It’s always been a device of the ruling class employed against the dumb masses, and the business aspect of it is no exception. There’s always a bottom line that bypasses virtue and principles to one degree or another. At least MOP draws the line at sponsored content, unlike most gaming sites these days.

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Melissa McDonald

Recent DNA tests prove the Yeti is actually a hybrid polar bear / brown bear. These are rare since their habitats normally don’t overlap, but they do occur. And they look a little odd, sometimes creamy like the polar bear, sometimes blotchy.

It all makes sense now.

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Tobasco da Gama

So it’s Evolve, except that actually it’s Overwatch.

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Andrew Ross

I’m actually SUPER excited about this, since I actually liked Evolve when it had players and even mentioned that Winston felt like the Goliath (the monster probably most associated with the game).

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Tobasco da Gama

:D

Evolve definitely didn’t get the fair shake it deserved. I lost a couple of weeks of my life to it in the time between when it went free to play and 2K finally pulled the plug on future development. Amazing concept, pretty good execution. Shame about the greedy double-dipping that strangled it in the crib.

It’d be nice, actually, if this silly Overwatch mode reignites interest in that kind of game.

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Armsbend

Evolve was Left 4 Dead – which I’m sure was something before it.

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Tobasco da Gama

Left 4 Dead was 4-player coop vs horde. Totally different.

Evolve was 4v1 with a monster that gets stronger by eating and is almost unstoppable if you let it feed enough to hit its final stage. This new Overwatch mode adds an extra hunter in exchange for only having one hunter “class”.

I mean, it’s a one-off seasonal mode, so I ain’t mad. But it’s literally Evolve with some very minor changes.

(Now, TF2’s Mann vs. Machine? Yeah, that was totally Left 4 Dead.)

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