Stay tuned for more info and those all-important skins, as more information should be arriving in the next few hours. The Year of the Dog event introduces new skins that appear to confirm that Pharmercy is canon. According to fan discussion on social media, Qinglong represents The Azure Dragon and Zhuque represents The Phoenix, two of the celestial animals under the Feng Shui system. In terms of skins, there are six Legendary ones in total: those for Hanzo, Genji, Mercy, Pharah, McCree, and Widowmaker. Carrying the flag On its surface, the Year of the Dog event might not seem much different from last year's Year of the Rooster event, or indeed any seasonal Overwatch event.
We'll have to wait and see whether the mode is expanded upon, or expanded into another map for Year of the Dog. Compared to some of the other epic skins in the game, this one feels like a bit of a letdown. Slow and steady Overwatch launched in May 2016. Note also that certain abilities such as Winston's leap will cause the flag to be dropped. It's a strategy that personally, I'd like to see more developers take.
You can check out the returning Lunar New Year skins in the gallery below. Overall, these changes will help his Hand Cannon feel much more consistent. The Lunar New Year event will feature new cosmetic items, while the capture the flag mode will take place on a brand new map. But as is to be expected from any new update, there are a variety of new Overwatch skins and cosmetics now available in a limited-time loot box. As such, the end date will likely be 8th March. The most exciting piece, of course, is the addition of six new legendary skins for the event. Likewise, if these skins are being used to confirm that Pharmercy is canon, Overwatch fans are hesitant to celebrate this as positive gay representation if it is fact yellowface.
As such, the end date will also be much later. The release of Overwatch's Year of the Dog update has not only added a new map, a new Capture The Flag competition and plenty of quality of life changes, we've also got some tasty new Legendary Skins to unlock. The golden color scheme makes it look really plain and, honestly, quite forgettable. Overall, these changes will help his Hand Cannon feel much more consistent. As with all Overwatch events, there are also Player Icons, Sprays and Voice Lines to be unlocked and collected. Last year, this took the form of 'The Year of the Rooster' event, but in line with the Chinese new year calendar, this year, it's been renamed to 'Year of the Dog. During returning Overwatch events, old skins were available to unlock via the credits system.
Our Overwatch Year of the Dog Legendary Skins page contains details of Zhu Que, Xuan Wu, Bai Hu and all the other new skins in the game. Without further ado, here are all of the new Year of the Dog Legendary Skins, with last year's items following on in the gallery. Of course, Overwatch skins are part of that package. With , , new cinematics, and added to Overwatch in 2017, will Blizzard have a greater output? Well, beyond the two mentioned by Jeff Kaplan in the development video earlier this week, which included Genji and Mercy. At the time, some criticized it for being too light on content. First off, there's no more draws anymore. ZhuQue is commonly misidentified as the phoenix due to their similar colors and it seems that this may have happened here.
The skin is an impressive nod to the Chinese constellation, though it pales in comparison to some of the other newer skins. Expect more items to be added with this year's crop of cosmetic content. Aligning with the Lunar New Year, Blizzard has created a series of new skins based off Chinese mythology. Additionally, there are more than 50 new items in all to get your hands on; there are new sprays, victory poses, and other cosmetics now available. Experience our updates to our Capture the Flag mode - including a competitive Capture the Flag mode and Sudden Death - on a brand-new map, Ayutthaya. Red Phoenix Zhu Que Mercy, Black Tortoise Xuan Wu Zarya, White Tiger Bai Hu Genji, Blue Dragon Qinglong Pharah, Black Lily Windowmaker and Magistrate Mcree.
The new ones will be available through the limited Loot Boxes and at a full price of 3,000 credits for a Legendary. This is a great way to collect the outfits that you are missing and thin out the options for the loot boxes to give you. Flags return after 4 seconds, and flag return is not interrupted by taking damage. The key takeaway from this leak is that we now know who is getting a new Legendary skin. That said, this Overwatch Year of the Dog skin is just another paint job with a few decals.