Overwatch teases 'Year of the Rooster' in-game event

Overwatch's next batch of skins and doodads appears themed after the Chinese New Year.

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Blizzard has teased the next update for Overwatch, titled "Year of the Rooster." The teaser image in an official tweet says it will begin next Tuesday, January 24.

The event appears to be themed after the Chinese New Year, which begins on January 28. The image shows off a likely new skin for Mei, who is Chinese in the game's continuity. A separate tweet from the Korean Overwatch Twitter account similarly shows a skin for D. Va

Past events like Halloween Terror and Winter Wonderland have included new skins, sprays, voice lines, and poses, usually accompanied by a special themed game mode in Brawl. We had previously seen data-mining that found voice lines that seemed to correspond with Valentine's Day. We're not sure yet if Blizzard is planning two events so close together, or if those lines actually correspond to this "Year of the Rooster" event.

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    January 19, 2017 6:20 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Overwatch teases 'Year of the Rooster' in-game event

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      January 19, 2017 9:55 AM

      Good to see Overwatch celebrate the Year of the Cock.

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        January 19, 2017 9:59 AM

        I thought that was 2018?

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          January 19, 2017 2:04 PM

          Every year is the Year of the Cock around here.

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      January 19, 2017 10:02 AM

      Dear Blizzard,

      I just want to give you $5 for the Witch Mercy skin that I missed in your Halloween event. Why you no like money?

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        January 19, 2017 10:05 AM

        I'd happily give you that one if you'll give me the Junkenstein skin.

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        January 19, 2017 10:08 AM

        Because they dont need your $5. You are going to continue playing, and buying loot boxes anyway. They know that, and are counting on it :) Blizzard does it their way.

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          January 19, 2017 10:11 AM

          Last time I spent five bucks on loot boxes I only got a single skin, which turned Torb yellow. But I got so many amazing sprays and player icons. Yay.

          Don't think I'll make that mistake again.

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            January 19, 2017 11:35 AM

            That's such a small sample size to expect anything all that good. It's a couple nights of casual playing worth of boxes.

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        January 19, 2017 10:56 AM

        I thought halloween skins were buyable with in game currency.

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          January 19, 2017 11:44 AM

          They were. I'm assuming that he just missed the opportunity to get it.

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          January 19, 2017 1:32 PM

          Yeah you can purchase them while the event is active. They are often super expensive though so save up!

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        January 19, 2017 1:07 PM

        Timed exclusivity is a huge driver of sales. Simple business. They'll bring it back next Halloween.

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      January 19, 2017 1:55 PM

      you know he ain't gunna die

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