Not a long wait after the Holiday event.
If you’re still sad about not getting that holiday skin you wanted, then have no fear as the next Overwatch seasonal event is right around the corner . It seems a Year of the Rooster event is set to kick off next week on Jan. 24.
🎊 Good luck and great fortune await! 🎊 pic.twitter.com/Az6XkHScV5
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 19, 2017
Blizzard tweeted out a video today announcing the event by showing off a brand new skin for Chinese character Mei. It appears Blizzard is bringing the Lunar New Year celebrations to Overwatch, with a focus on Asian characters as Overwatch’s Korean Twitter account also released a clip of a new D.Va skin seen below.
여러분♡ 새해 복 많이 받으세요! pic.twitter.com/vNEptK1SNb
— 오버워치 (@OverwatchKR) January 19, 2017
There’s no word yet on what exactly this event will bring along. Whether it has a new brawl, more cosmetic items, or is just a couple skins is unknown. The Year of the Rooster will be the forth Overwatch season event after Summer Games in August, Halloween in October, and Holiday in December.
Speaking about Mei skins, her legendary Santa Claus outfit during the Holiday event got some backlash from players saying its design was just a recolored version of her base skin. Perhaps her new skin’s inclusion in the Year of the Rooster announcement is an apology present from Blizzard?