The Overwatch Kanezaka Challenge is now live

Join in now to earn limited-time rewards!

The new year is upon us, and to celebrate, Blizzard has announced the Kanzeka Challenge–the first Overwatch event of 2021. The new mini-event celebrates the launch of Kanezaka, a new free-for-all Deathmatch map which is now live on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

The Kanzeka Challenge will give players a chance to win various limited-time rewards, including six unique sprays. Though the highlight item in the challenge is the Kyogisha Hanzo epic skin:

Want to know how to get these rewards? Here’s how:


Your wins in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade will earn you a new player icon, spray, and the new epic skin – Kyogisha Hanzo.

  • 3 Wins | Pagoda Player Icon
  • 6 Wins | Yōkai Spray
  • 9 Wins | 1 New Epic Skin: Kyogisha Hanzo


Tune into any Twitch streamer while they’re playing Overwatch now through January 25 to earn six Kanezaka Challenge sprays.

  • 2 Hours Watched | 1 New Spray
  • 4 Hours Watched | 2 New Sprays
  • 6 Hours Watched | 3 New Sprays

Meanwhile, here’s a closer look at the new Kanzeka free-for-all Deathmatch map:

The Overwatch Kanzeka Challenge is now live on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. For more info on the challenge, visit the event site and the official event blog post.