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Blizzard officially announces Overwatch 2 Winter Wonderland event

Blizzard has officially announced the Overwatch 2 Winter Wonderland Event 2022, which will feature holiday-themed arcade modes, cosmetics and free rewards.

From December 20, 2022, to January 2, 2023, players can obtain the new Gingerbread Legendary Bastion skin for a single Overwatch coin. After that, it will revert to its original price.

If players do not have any coins, they can finish weekly challenges to earn free coins. In addition, players can now exchange Microsoft Reward Points for Overwatch coins.

During this event, players can participate in limited-time arcade game modes such as Mei’s Snowball Offensive, Yeti Hunter, Snowball Deathmatch and Freeze-Thaw Elimination.

When players complete event challenges, they will gain access to unique winter-themed weapon charms, player icons, sprays and more.

Winter Wonderland arcade modes

In Mei’s Snowball Offensive, players can fire snowballs at opponents in a 6v6 Elimination or an eight-player FFA Deathmatch ruleset. This challenge is the very first playable mode to experiment with.

The Mei’s Yeti Hunt, a 5v1 raid-boss brawl, is the second available mode. Five Mei players must collaborate to set traps and freeze a Yeti who has stolen food from a neighboring village. Players must keep the Yeti from stealing too much meat, or it will wreak havoc on the team.

The final mode is Freezethaw Elimination. To eliminate enemies, all players need to do is freeze them. Those who are awake can defrost teammates who have been knocked out.

From December 25 to January 4, 2023, players can watch Twitch streamers playing the game to distribute drops. They usually have “!drops” or “drops” in their stream title.

Players can earn cosmetics such as a D.Va Victory Pose and a Sleighing D.Va Legendary Skin by watching for a certain amount of time. However, players do not automatically receive Overwatch 2 Twitch drops to their Overwatch 2 account. First, players should ensure that their Battle.net account is linked to their Twitch account.

Then, to claim the drops, players must either get them from the channel they are currently watching or from Twitch’s Drops Inventory menu. In the top right corner of Twitch, click on a player’s avatar. After that, select “Drops & Rewards” from the drop-down menu.

How to unlock Ice Queen Brigitte, weapon charms, sprays

The free Ice Queen Brigitte skin can be obtained by completing six unique Event Challenges during the event.

To access Event Challenges, go to Overwatch 2’s main menu and select “Challenges” from the left-side menu. Following that, select “Season” or “Competitive” from the “Event” tab at the top of the screen.

The event also allows players to decorate their weapons with the Snowman and Wreath Weapon Charms. If players want a Wreath Weapon Charm for free, they can log into Overwatch 2 anytime during the Winter Wonderland 2022 event.

Players can obtain the Snowman Weapon Charm by completing the Season’s Greetings Event Challenge, unlocked after finishing six other Event Challenges during the event.

Players can also earn four new Sprays during this season’s event, one for each new hero. These Winter Wonderland Hero Sprays can be collected by following the below steps.

Players must complete the Warmhearted Event Challenge by defrosting 15 allies in Freezethaw Elimination to obtain the Kiriko Ornament Spray.

The Junker Queen Ornament Spray is available to claim after completing the Caught a Cold Event Challenge by catching six snowballs in Snowball Deathmatch.

Players must finish the Abominable Event Challenge by winning a game in Yeti Hunter as a Yeti to obtain the Ramattra Ornament Spray.

To obtain the Sojourn Ornament Spray, players must complete the Block of Ice Event Challenge by blocking eight snowballs in Snowball Deathmatch or Mei’s Snowball Offensive using Cryo-Freeze or Ice Wall.