Overwatch's holiday event returns next week with new Mei-focused mode

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Just like a year ago, Overwatch is hosting another Winter Wonderland event. This will include new Legendary skins for Hanzo, Junkrat, and Roadhog, and the skins previously released for last year's event. In the past Hanamura and King's Row received the Winter Wonderland treatment and this continues. The Ecopoint: Antarctica map is also in the mix alongside the black Forest arena, along with winterized versions of numerous game's maps to coincide with the event.

Snowball offensive will also make a return. That game mode became very popular with fans previous year, so we're sure a lot of them will be happy to see it make a comeback. Ammo can be refilled at snow piles but leaves you very, very defenceless so it's a game of timing and accuracy. It's an asymmetrical multiplayer mode: Modeled after a boss fight à la Evolve, it pits five Meis against one "yeti", Winston. Essentially, it boils down to 5 Mei players taking on resident big lad Winston, who also happens to be player controlled. Once Winston has enough meat, his Primal Rage ultimate will activate, sending him into a monstrous fury. In Mei's Yeti Hunt, each Mei will also have a special ice trap ability alongside her usual repertoire. You can once again enjoy the Global Snowball Offensive mode that has a team of Meis throwing balls of fresh powder at one another, but you can now play that mode on the Black Forest map as well. Just as the Halloween and Summer events both tweaked their existing limited time brawls, Winter Wonderland is introducing a new arcade mode entirely. When the Yeti is defeated, the group of Meis wins, whereas if a certain number of Meis die, the Winston player wins.

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"I know a lot of you are thinking that this sounds kinda silly and kinda ridiculous", Kaplan said in his video to the Overwatch community.

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