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Overwatch Lunar Year 2022: Start time, all skins, limited-time mode, and more

As per usual, February brings the Chinese New Year event to Overwatch, here's everything you need to know about it.
Overwatch Lunar Year 2022: Start time, all skins, limited-time mode, and more

Overwatch fans have had a rough going in the last few months. From everything surrounding Blizzard Entertainment and the lawsuits they faced in 2021, to the massive acquisition from Microsoft, making the IP now part of Xbox's portfolio, it's been a rollercoaster. 

Sadly and naturally, the development of Overwatch 2 has been directly impacted, with the game being delayed constantly, despite not even having a proper release date in the first place.

While Overwatch League, the premier esports competition created around Blizzard's FPS, will be played on an Overwatch 2 client later this year, a release date for the public, or even a beta, seems too far on the horizon. 

As a result, the current game has been starving for content. It's been almost two years since Overwatch got a new character, Echo, and that doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon.

But hey, at least we have recycled events and cool new skins! So let's take a look at everything you need to know about 2022's Lunar Year event.

Overwatch Lunar Year 2022 - Start time

This year's celebration is called Year of the Tiger, and it will start this 25th January.

The event will end on 15th February, three weeks later, with plenty of time to get your hands on all the skins.

Overwatch Lunar Year 2022 - Skins

There aren't a lot of Legendary skins this year, in fact, only Tracer and Mercy received one. The other three are Epic skins that can be acquired by completing weekly challenges. At least you won't have to deal with pesky loot boxes.

Epic skins

As mentioned, there are three Epic skins that can be obtained by completing weekly challenges.

Prosperity Ashe

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Ashe and B.O.B looking good. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

Play 27 games in Competitive, Quick Play, or Arcade modes between the 25th January and 1st February to get this skin. Wins count as two matches.

Auspicious Soldier:76

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Soldier:76 gets yet another skin. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

Play 27 games in Competitive, Quick Play, or Arcade modes between the 1st February and 8th February to get this skin. Wins count as two matches.

Porcelain Wrecking Ball

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One of the best Wrecking Ball skins. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

Play 27 games in Competitive, Quick Play, or Arcade modes between the 8th February and 15th February to get this skin. Wins count as two matches.

Legendary skins

These skins can be purchased with in-game currency (3,000 coins) or can drop via loot boxes.

Seolbim Mercy

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Finally a new Legendary Mercy skin. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

Nezha Tracer

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The poster girl gets a very detailed skin. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

Featured image courtesy of Blizzard.