Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland 2020 event is celebrating the winter and its respective holidays with tons of new skins and other cosmetics since December 15. It also has a few game modes that will test your skill at Mei.
Winter Wonderland is an event that’s about the chilly part of the year where you have a good excuse to cover yourself in scarves, hats, and coats, and you can take a look at the skins that Blizzard has introduced in previous years to see the theme in action. We already had an adorable little Tracer, an owl-themed Ana, a sizzling Hanzo, and a terrifying Winston. You’ll be able to earn these covetable older skins — and the new ones for 2020, of course — by collecting the Winter Wonderland loot boxes.
You can earn easy loot boxes via both Mei’s Yeti Hunt and Mei’s Snowball Offensive game modes.
- Mei’s Yeti Hunt is a 4v1 hunt between a group of Meis and a Winston that has the potential to be fun. It can also be maddening as you watch your ally Meis walk straight into the Winston, or if you get unlucky with a group of Meis that strategically trap you as the big yeti himself.
- Mei’s Snowball Offensive is just maddening for the most part. It’s a one-hit-kill arena where they added the ability to catch and throw snowballs back at each other without realizing that it’s just not a fun mode.
The best part — and I will accept no arguments here — about Winter Wonderland is that it brings three winter-themed map makeovers to the rotation: snowy King’s Row, snowy Hanamura, and snowy Blizzard World. These maps showcase the highs of Blizzard’s environmental design and the joy in sending a Pharah rocket into a happy snowman’s face.