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Overwatch Twitter Hints at Holiday Event

Tweet seems to indicate Blizzard has something similar to the Halloween planned.


The official Overwatch Twitter sent out a GIF of a Christmas card today that might mean that a Holiday event may take place within the next week or so. The card says that on December 13 something is occurring in the game, but as to what, there are no indicators yet.

If the Holiday event is anything like what Blizzard did for Overwatch during Halloween, players are in for a treat. Expect Holiday-themed Loot Boxes with Holiday-themed cosmetic items. There may also be a new co-op PvE brawl or another type of map released. For now, details are scarce, but if you're an Overwatch fan, you'll want to log in on December 13 to see what Blizzard is planning.

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    December 6, 2016 12:05 PM

    Jason Faulkner posted a new article, Overwatch Twitter Hints at Holiday Event

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      December 6, 2016 12:39 PM

      I wonder who's going to get the Mrs. Clause skin.

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      December 6, 2016 1:26 PM

      I am ungodly excited. I adored the Halloween stuff. I hope they do moreof the same.

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      December 6, 2016 1:29 PM

      I've been saving coins for skins

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      December 6, 2016 2:29 PM

      Tjorbin would be santa right? Santa skin has to be for him. or hmm Reinhart I guess but....

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        December 6, 2016 4:13 PM

        I thought elf skin with candy cane hammer

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      December 6, 2016 3:44 PM

      Zenyatta is perfect for snowballs. Not sure what the rest of the skin would be.

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      December 6, 2016 4:16 PM

      I've got like, 16 lootboxes saved for this. Come on cool new Mercy skin!

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        December 6, 2016 4:17 PM

        I don't think the loot boxes work like that.

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          December 6, 2016 4:19 PM

          From my understanding it's like this: whenever a new type of lootbox comes around, however lootboxes you're sitting on get turned into the new themed lootboxes.

          But I could be mistaken!

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            December 6, 2016 4:22 PM

            you are mistaken, I saved 5 right before the halloween event, they stayed normal.

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            December 6, 2016 4:26 PM

            you are mistaken, the loot is generated when you get the box

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            December 6, 2016 4:32 PM

            I believe it worked that way for the Summer loot boxes but they changed it for the Halloween update.

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              December 6, 2016 5:38 PM

              Ah! So it changed eh? Well thanks everyone above and below for correcting me.

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                December 6, 2016 6:37 PM

                Nah, it was always like this. The summer games ones were separate too.

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              December 6, 2016 6:09 PM

              it never worked that way

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            December 6, 2016 5:04 PM

            The loot in your boxes is decided as soon as you get the box

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        December 6, 2016 4:18 PM

        Do they convert? I thought they stayed the normal version.

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          December 6, 2016 6:27 PM

          lootboxes are rolled the instant you get a drop. The only thing worth saving are coins as they charge 3x the price of coins for event items. (Normal Legs = 1000, Season Legendaries = 3000)

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      December 7, 2016 3:05 AM

      I love this stuff. If there's a Roadhog Santa they will finally break me into paying for loot boxes.