Overwatch's Winter Wonderland event will return next week

Overwatch Winter Wonderland event is back with an exciting game mode

Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan is back to give a bit of information about next week's "Return to Winter Wonderland" holiday event. So this is something you can do for now to mix up your Overwatch action - and then you can start counting down the days until the next Winter Wonderland event. Roadhog and Junkrat are confirmed to receive new Legendary skins, though they won't be the only ones included; fans were upset with the number of Legendaries previous year. In the past Hanamura and King's Row received the Winter Wonderland treatment and this continues. Those two will make a return, while the Arena map Black Forest will also receive one of these seasonal passes. This arcade mode has a team of five Meis taking on a yeti in a boss-fight-like battle. Winston has to collect powerups around the map that award him primal rage and pick off the Mei's that are mercilessly hunting him down.

The more familiar mode, Mei's Snowball Offense, will still be playable too, this time not just on Ecopoint: Antarctica, but in the Black Forest too. Essentially, it boils down to 5 Mei players taking on resident big lad Winston, who also happens to be player controlled. It's a race to see if the team of Meis wins, or the powerful Winston can smash them all. When the Yeti is defeated, the group of Meis wins, whereas if a certain number of Meis die, the Winston player wins. Mei has a new ability that's specific to this mode, Ice Trap, and she can use it along with her usual Ice Wall to fend off the yeti.

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He also confirmed that four of the returnees had medical cases and were promptly taken away on an ambulance for treatment. He noted that accessibility into such troubled areas was also a major challenge.

"I know a lot of you are thinking it sounds kind of silly and kind of ridiculous and well, I'm here to tell you it absolutely is". Kaplan says that the point of the seasonal brawls is to be fun, light-hearted distractions, and that it is created to be silly by nature.

Winter Wonderland launches on all platforms on December 12 as a free update.

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