Chinese New Year: Lucky foods for the Year of the Dog

Chinese New Year: Lucky foods for the Year of the Dog

Chinese New Year: Lucky foods for the Year of the Dog

Set to begin on February 8, players will be able to grab a number of new cosmetic items exclusive to the event as well as a brand new map.

Traditional foods served during the meal celebrating the start of the Chinese lunar calendar - falling this year on February 16 - won't weigh you down like Thanksgiving dinner, but they are heavy with symbolic significance. A capture-the-flag mode was also added in Lijiang Tower, and Blizzard's Twitter reply seems to imply we'll be able to play it again this year.

What we do known is that the Year of the Dog Overwatch event will be similar to 2017's Year of the Rooster event, although Blizzard has made a number of tweaks based on fan feedback.

"Players will have the chance to collect commemorative cosmetic items with Lunar Loot Boxes and work together to capture the flag on a brand-new map".

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Overwatch's Year of the Dog celebration is a follow-up to last year's Year of the Rooster event, which brought a ton of new skins, sprays, and emotes to the game.

"Around the New Year everything is about wishing prosperity, good fortune, good luck and long life to your loved ones and the ones around you", explains Sean Tang, 32, a partner at Pinch Chinese.

And if it's anything like previous Overwatch events, returning skins will be available at a cheaper price.

This could very well lead into more themed Overwatch content to come in the months ahead, and the possible introduction of new content, including, you guessed it, Heroes.

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