Overwatch8217;s annual Winter Wonderland event kicks off on today and runs through January 2. This year8217;s festivities include a new minigame called Snowball Deathmatch, a variety of holiday themed skins, icons, and sprays, and three weekly challenges.
Snowball Deathmatch is an eight-player fight with victory going to the first player to reach 15 eliminations. Every player suits up as Mei who wields a modified snowball gun and a new ability called 8220;Catch,8221; which allows players to intercept airborne snowballs and add them to their ammo count.
The weekly challenges once again push players to win nine matches in any mode to earn a epic skin. The first week8217;s skin is an ugly sweater for Soldier: 76, the second week rewards players with 8220;Holly Moira,8221; and the third week is Snow Angel Mercy. Players can also unlock four additional legendary skins through loot boxes or by purchasing them in the shop. The skins are Jotuun Doomfist, Mountain Man McCree, Rat King Reaper, and Rime Sigma.