Overwatch’s Year of the Dog Event is Now Live; New Trailer and Skins Revealed

Overwatch is celebrating Chinese New Year with the unveiling of its Year of the Dog event, which is now live on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

on February 8, 2018 2:54 PM

Overwatch has continued to bring players new content in the forms of skins, maps, characters, and seasonal events, and now players of the massively popular shooter have the new Year of the Dog event to look forward to now in celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Blizzard Entertainment has revealed that the Year of the Dog event forĀ Overwatch is now live across PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with the event to run through the beginning of March and providing players with the chance to earn some limited time skins and other cosmetic goods.

Along with the new skins for characters such as McCree, Genji, Mercy, Pharah, and more, the event itself will also include a new Thailand-inspired map called Ayutthaya, a new look for Lijiang Tower to celebrate the holiday, and an updated version of the game’s Capture the Flag mode. The skins from last year’s Year of the Rooster event will also be available at discounted rates for players to pick up.

Overwatch is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with the game’s new Chinese New Year event running now through March 5th, 2018. For a closer look at what’s in store for the Year of the Dog, you can check out the event’s official trailer below, along with a developer update from Blizzard detailing the event:

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