The Holiday-themed events for Overwatch and Hearthstone are finally live! As always, the Christmas event brings lots of new skins, in-game items, and a new game mode for Overwatch; meanwhile, Hearthstone players are getting lots of in-game goodies as well.

Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2019

For Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland 2019, the highlights include lots of new legendary skins for heroes such as Sigma, Doomfist and many more. The best part is, not every new skin will be limited to lootboxes.

For this event, there will be weekly challenges where player can get in-game rewards by completing various objectives (such as a set number of wins per week on any game mode). The rewards include include:

  • An array of player icons, sprays, and Epic skins:
    • Week 1: Ugly Sweater Soldier:76 (Epic)
    • Week 2: Holly Moira (Epic)
    • Week 3: Snow Angel Mercy (Epic)
  • Win extra swags and Blizzard Balance by signing up on the weekly challenge event page:
  • 12 Days of Christmas Challenges
    • Sign Up on weekly challenge event page
    • Social event will be announced on December 13 through Overwatch SEA Facebook page
    • Complete challenges to win Nintendo Switch and more!

Aside from in-game items, Winter Wonderland 2019 also brings a new game mode called Snowball Deathmatch. This mode an 8-player free-for-all deathmatch where every player will play as Mei, complete with a modified snowball gun (similar to Mei’s Snowball Offensive). The difference here is that every player is competing against each other, and players will also get a new ability called “Catch” — allowing players to catch an enemy snowball.

Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2019 is live now until January 3, 2020 on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

 

Hearthstone Winter Veil Celebration

For Hearthstone, the Winter Veil celebration brings a new tavern brawl called “Decorating Dalaran” which rewards players with a Winter Veil Treat Card Back upon completion. The Winter Veil event also includes festive board dressings and Winter Veil emotes.

Finally, the Winter Veil Wonder Bundle is available from December 20 until January 6 for USD$24.99. The bundle includes:

  • The new Dame Hazelbark Druid Hero and Card Back
  • 30 Card Packs – 6 packs each from Saviors of Uldum, Rise of Shadows, The Witchwood, The Boomsday Project, and Rastakhan’s Rumble

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