Overwatch's Lunar New Year celebrations start today

By Heidi Nicholas,
Overwatch: Origins Edition are kicking off their Lunar New Year Event today, with weekly challenges, new themed rewards, and a new Capture the Flag. The event will run from today, January 16th, until February 5th.


The event includes new skins, emotes, player icons, and other features, along with limited-time game modes. Capture the Flag is back as Capture the Flag Blitz, and there's three weekly challenges before the event ends. In Week One, from today until January 23rd, winning three games will get you the Jingang Doomfist Player Icon. Winning six will get you the Focus Doomfist Spray, and winning nine will get you the Monk Doomfist Skin.

Lunar New Year

In Week Two, from January 23rd until January 30th, winning three games gets you the Ancient Bronze Winston Player Icon. Winning six gets you the Ancient Bronze Winston Spray, and winning nine gets you the Ancient Bronze Winston Skin.

Lunar New Year

In the last week, Week Three, from January 30th until February 5th when the event ends, three games gets you the Rat Wrecking Ball Icon. Six gets you the Spring Wrecking Ball Spray, and nine gets you the Paper Cutting Wrecking Ball Skin.

Lunar New Year

Also celebrating the Lunar New Year is Rocket League, which is having its own Lucky Lanterns event with a new free arena, the Forbidden Temple, and new themed events. However, Rocket League's doesn't start until next week, on January 20th. Overwatch's own event runs from today until February 5th.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!