Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2020: Skins, Dates and New Mode Revealed

OverwatchThe annual holiday event, Winter Wonderland, is here. Winter Wonderland 2020 brings with it temporary game modes from previous years (Mei’s Snowball Offensive, Yeti Hunt, and Snowball Deathmatch), as well as a new mode: 4v4 Freezethaw Elimination.

Of course, Blizzard Entertainment has also given Overwatch players a new batch of holiday and winter-themed skins to earn, including the delightful Penguin Mei, Toybot Zenyatta and Lumberjack Torbjörn. You can see all the new Winter Wonderland 2020 skins in the gallery at the end of this post.

In addition to five Legendary Skins that can be earned from Event Loot Boxes, three Epic Skins can be earned through Weekly Challenges in Overwatch. Players can unlock the following skins by winning nine games every week:

  • Week 1: Elf Junkrat (Epic)
  • Week 2: Gingerbread Ana (Epic)
  • Week 3: Frosty Roadhog (Epic)

OverwatchThe new limited-time mode, 4v4 Freezethaw Elimination, requires one team to completely freeze the other team in order to win. Opposing players are frozen – the effect is similar to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze ability – when they would normally die, but teammates can unfreeze them (in other words).

Winter Wonderland 2020 is about to start Overwatch from December 15 to January 5. The event is now live on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.