Overwatch’s Year of the Rooster Event Coming Next Week

New Content Celebrating Great Fortune

Overwatch Year of the Rooster

Overwatch has been the obsession of many gamers since its release. Its almost universal appeal with its colorful cast of meaningful characters and easy to pick up and understand mechanics has been supplemented with content after launch. To celebrate the Chinese Year of the Rooster, Blizzard will be adding more content for players to chase in the addictive (and heavily flawed if we’re being honest) Loot Box system.

Now, other than the two teaser trailers showing off two new skins, one for D.Va and one for Mei, we don’t know a whole lot about the event. Things start on January 24th with more details to surely come in a press release or more media shared by Blizzard. This event does show more of Overwatch‘s global awareness, as the game celebrates all walks of life including various cultures. This event could also include more game modes, like Lucio Ball which basically recreated Rocket League in Overwatch.

The future of Overwatch seems bright with this continued support pattern. Many Overwatch fans speculate that Doomfist is the next character to join the roster, with the popular hope that he’ll be voiced by actor Terry Crews. Many are enjoying what elite hacker Sombra added and a few characters have been reworked in various ways. Truly, this is a game Blizzard means to keep up with, which is interesting considering that World of Warcraft is still being supported and was originally released in 2004. Not only that, but Diablo 3 is also getting new content with its Anniversary Patch. That patch lets players take their character through a remake of the original Diablo with some interesting filters and changes to intensify the nostalgia. Although, this event seems to be temporary for the month of January only. Yet, special events have made returns in Overwatch, so there’s hope.

Overwatch is available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Once again, the Year of the Rooster content seems to be arriving on January 24th. This post will be updated as official details are shared.

Most people bleed red. Alex bleeds pixels. Hailing from the deep mountains of WV, land of beautiful landscapes and internet scarceness, Alex can be found writing about games in every sense. Retro games are his life, spending more time with his GBA than his PS4. Drop by one of the social doodads for deep discussions about gaming!

Lost Password

Sign Up