As the Lunar New Year approaches, Blizzard decides to celebrate with a new seasonal event called the Year of the Rooster.
PS4 players have until February 13 to collect more than 100 brand new seasonal cosmetic items that can be found in the Lunar Loot Boxes. Fight under fireworks on the Lijiang Tower map, and take part in the new capture the flag-style brawl.
As in every event, the standard Loot Boxes have been replaced by the special Lunar Loot Boxes that contain at least one item from the spectacular Lunar New Year collection. This includes new festive legendary skins like Palanquin D.Va and Wukong Winston. The Lunar Loot Boxes have random content, but if you want to get a specific spray, skin, emote, victory pose, or highlight intro, you can just buy them from the Hero Gallery with in-game credits while the event still lasts. The unlocked items stay in your inventory even after the event ends, so you can show off your Year of the Rooster goodies all year round.
The new Capture the Rooster mode has teams compete against each other on Lijiang Tower, where they attempt to secure the opponent’s flag while the other team does the same. Teams will have to make a lineup that has both swift attacks and solid defense to protect the flagbearer. The Overwatch community won’t have any trouble in finding the most optimal lineup for this mode, but Blizzard still gave one piece of advice to the players, and that is to never leave the flag unguarded, so make sure at least one player defends the flag so that pesky Tracer doesn’t snatch it.
PS4 players can already start playing the Year of the Rooster event, so go and celebrate!
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