Do not pursue Lu Bu, as a result of he has shotguns – you must most likely snipe him as an alternative in Overwatch‘s Lunar New Year occasion, beginning now and working till February 18th. Celebrating the Year Of The Pig in China, many of the solid are dressed up once more as characters of Chinese delusion and legend, together with just a few selection picks from Romance Of The Three Kingdoms. This occasion additionally options the return of Capture The Flag mode, a private favorite and now on extra maps. Have a have a look at the occasion trailer and a few selection costumes under.
Most of this 12 months’s Lunar New Year treats are contained in loot packing containers or in any other case coming back from final 12 months, however there’s a bundle of recent skins this time spherical, principally Three Kingdoms themed. There are just a few fascinating outliers, corresponding to Tracer dressed up as Hong Gildong, a Korean Robin Hood-like determine. If you missed out on previous years, now’s the prospect to select up the Journey To The West-themed costumes from final time, together with Winston (unsurprisingly) as Sun Wukong, and Zenyatta as Sanzang.
And right here’s a handful of my favorite new seems to be from this 12 months’s lineup. Big bushy beards are in, until your title is Reaper, who will get in purely due to Lu Bu’s memetic worth.
Reinhardt makes for a spectacular Guan Yu, and he’s even traded out his hammer for a rocket-powered guandao. That beard is simply made for billowing majestically within the wind like a wild horse’s mane, and the truth that the man has rocket boosters means he could make it billow completely at any time when he likes.
Reaper, in fact, has no beard past a villainous little goatee beneath that masks. He makes an attempt to distract from his shortcomings with Lu Bu’s iconic purple feather headdress, though he hasn’t put practically as a lot effort into different elements of his costume. I nonetheless giggle at his glowy-eyed, frowny-faced kneepads. 6/10 – first rate, recognisable, however doesn’t actually go above and past.
Zenyatta then again will get excessive marks for his clever tactician Zhuge Liang. A thematically intelligent character selection, and he wears it nicely. He even has a little bit little bit of glue-on robotic facial hair as nicely. For disgrace – if an Omnic ascetic can do it, why can’t you, Reaper?
Torbjorn doesn’t let his peak get between him and a very good Zhang Fei costume, both. Swapping out his wrench for a mace isn’t a nasty name both. He had a little bit of a bonus beard-wise to start with, however he’s dyed it, feathered it and actually put within the effort to get that entire cultivated wild-man look going. He’s even accessorised with a pair of ornate swords throughout his again! Top marks.
Those are my favorite picks from this 12 months’s catwalk, however you possibly can see the total 2019 Lunar Year vary in Blizzard’s official fashion catalogue/event page here. There’s loads of sprays, animations and extra not pictured, so go win just a few matches and rummage by a field or three to see the remainder. The occasion is stay now, so log in, seize some flags and develop out these beards tonight.