Overwatch Is Giving Away Five Free Festive Loot Boxes for a Limited Time

Activision is continuing to celebrate the holiday season by giving away free loot boxes to all Overwatch players who log into the game now until January 1.

on December 27, 2017 2:11 PM

As the holiday season begins to wrap up, developer Activision Blizzard is maintaining the holiday spirit by offering some incentives for gamers to play Overwatch. From now until January 1, gamers can obtain a late holiday gift if they log into their Overwatch accounts. Also, keep in mind that you’re not just getting one but five loot boxes (an estimated $4.99 value) in your nonexistent, digital stocking.

According to the developer, the crates will feature a selection of the of the 150 new items introduced in this year’s Winter Wonderland event, which will also conclude on Monday, January 1.  So if you haven’t played the hit multiplayer game this month, now would be the perfect time to do so.

While all the new items introduced this year would be a great addition to your collection, its the seven-holiday skins (for Ana, Bastion, Hanzo, Junkrat Roadhog, Solider 76, and Sombra) that are the real “must have” items to get this year. My personal favorite new holiday skin is Solider 76’s, whose new Winter Wonderland-themed skin makes him look like some type of warrior that belongs to a winter tribe of cyborgs.

For more information on 2017’s Winter Wonderland Event, check out the article we wrote upon the eventOverwatch is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Taylor Lyles is a staff writer at DualShockers. She specializes in gaming hardware, eSports, virtual reality, new releases and upcoming titles. Born and raised in Maryland, Taylor is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from Stevenson University. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, going fishing, studying Fallout lore, and may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with the Dead Rising series.