"Overwatch" Launches Their Lunar New Year 2020 Event Today

It's a new year in Overwatch and you know what that means? We kick it off right with their Lunar New Year 2020 event, starting today. Like previous events, it will be filled with new skins, celebrations, animations, greetings, and more. Plus a new Capture The Flag mode, a few new weekly challenges, and some surprises. The event will run until February 6th, giving you three weeks to take part and collect everything you can. You can learn more about it here, and see more of the additions to this event in the Overwatch trailer below.

"Overwatch" Launches Their Lunar New Year 2020 Event Today
Credit: Blizzard


  • Capture the Flag returns to the Arcade for Lunar New Year!
  • CTF Blitz is a modified version of Capture the Flag we're introducing with the Lunar patch this year.
  • The flags are much closer than before – they are at the locations that overtime games typically go to.
  • Instead of 3 captures, you need 6 to win!


  • Weekly Challenges are back for Lunar New Year, allowing you to unlock limited-time rewards by winning nine games.
  • Rewards include an array of player icons, sprays, and Epic skins!
    • Week 1: Monk Doomfist (Epic)
    • Week 2: Ancient Bronze Winston (Epic)
    • Week 3: Paper Cutting Wrecking Ball (Epic)


  • 4 Legendary Skins
    • Opera Brigitte
    • Face Changer Sombra
    • Mask Dancer Moira
    • Samul Nori Lucio
  • 3 Epic Skins
  • Player Icons, Emotes, Sprays

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