Overwatch’s Lunar New Year event welcomes old maps, new skins, and plenty of nerfs as box price falls

    
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Overwatch has officially joined the roster of games splashing out for the Lunar New Year. “From now until Feb. 18, you can ring in the Year of the Pig in Overwatch style,” Blizzard says. “Collect hundreds of Lunar New Year themed seasonal cosmetic items, enjoy a festive Capture-the-Flag version of Busan, or welcome the return of our previous Lunar New Year themed maps: Ayutthaya and Lijang Tower. But the real highlight of the seasonal event is the skins. This year unlock new legendary skins like Lü Bu Reaper, Guan Yu Reinhardt, Zhuge Liang Zenyatta, Hong Gildong Tracer, Zhang Fei Torbjorn and Huang Zhong Hanzo. Don’t forget to collect epic skins Sanye Orisa and General Brigitte.”

So yes, returning maps and new skins, but don’t forget the patch itself: While some heroes saw indirect damage buffs, Reddit is grumbling over a stack of nerfs too. Finally, the game’s seen its price cut permanently to $19.99.

The year of the pig sizzle reel is below, and if that sentence doesn’t just make you crave bacon, I dunno what will.

19 Heroes Have Received Indirect Damage Buffs Against Armor (Jan 24th Patch) from Overwatch

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Freddy

All the new skins are the same concept. It’s like they took the beard and hair models and just snipped as they went on each model.

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Bannex

They’ve clearly moved on to the next installment of overwatch. It’s time for overwatch 2 or at least a full fledged expansion.

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Dwarf-Orc

By the way, there’s no audio on embedded youtube videos on the site. Been like this for a couple of weeks. Using google chrome on win 10. Not sure if it’s just me.

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Armsbend

just you.

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Dwarf-Orc

Oh, yeah, it was me. The site was muted for some reason. Not sure how that happened.

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Grimalkin

This is so sugarcoated, I can smell the diabetes.

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Armsbend

It is sad the OW became so boring and predictable. Make 4 events – one for each quarter – and repeat them forever. Don’t call developers lazy though – they might get their feelings hurt.

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zerohunt

They might just delete their Twitter account if that happens!

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Ironwu

$20 you say? Earth to Blizzard . . . this sort of game needs to be no box price, F2P in order to compete with the competition.

If it had been that way from the start, might have even tried it out for a while as it did look interesting. But, no. To little, to late for me.

Just my 2c.

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rafael12104

Agreed.

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rafael12104

Down to 20 bucks. There we go. That’s better, but… meh. Needs to drop a little more for me to buy in. In the meantime, Paladins is quite fun.

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IronSalamander8 .

Yep. Paladins has a lot less polish but I’ve been enjoying it more than OW for some time now. I don’t regret playing Overwatch but I don’t regret not playing it anymore either.