Overwatch's Winter Wonderland Event Returns December 12th

By Kelly Packard, 1 year ago
Blizzard rarely lets a holiday slip by without a themed brawl in Overwatch: Origins Edition. This month, last year's Winter Wonderland event will be returning to bring holiday cheer to the first-person shooter.


The event will bring new cosmetics like a "long-awaited Hanzo skin" that Game Director Jeff Kaplan says players will recognize from an Overwatch comic. Some of the regular maps will once again be redecorated to fit the winter theme. There will be a new mode within Winter Wonderland called Mei's Yeti Hunt, in which five Meis face off against one Yeti (Winston). The Meis and, more surprisingly, the Yeti, will all be player-controlled. When players queue up for Mei's Yeti Hunt, they'll be able to select if they prefer to play as Mei or the Yeti.

If it's anything like other seasonal events, the return of Winter Wonderland will also give players another chance to earn its achievements from last year. 2017's Halloween event added more achievements on top of 2016's achievements, so maybe there will be a new set too.

Kaplan discusses the Winter Wonderland brawl, and seasonal brawls in general, in the developer update video below. Blizzard hopes players find the different brawls "fun" and "lighthearted."

Winter Wonderland will be available in Overwatch starting December 12th.

We've got the full list of Overwatch: Origins Edition achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.

Check out our Best Xbox First Person Shooters Available in 2018 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I contribute to TrueAchievements as a news writer and reviewer. Usually, you can find me knee-deep in a multiplayer game while ignoring my growing backlog or on one forum or another discussing all things gaming.