Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2019: When is the Overwatch Christmas event release date?

Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2019 event is set to launch in December, with winter themed skins, new modes and a festive map makeover likely inbound. Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2019 is likely to bring with it the return of previous seasonal modes – Mei’s Snowball Offensive and Yeti Hunt. Winter-themed skins from previous events are likely to return at a discounted rate alongside new Overwatch cosmetics.

Blizzard has yet to announce a release date for the latest Overwatch Christmas event but they do follow similar release schedules.

The last Overwatch Winter Wonderland event ran from December 11 to January 2.

It’s likely that the Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2019 event will kick off during the second week of December.

It seems likely the Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2019 event could have a release date around December 10 to December 13.

And, judging by past release schedules, it’s likely the latest Overwatch Christmas event will run until Friday January 3.

In case you’re wondering, here’s what the Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2018 event included as revealed in a post on the game’s official website…


Overwatch is getting into the holiday spirit for the next three weeks! Expand your collection and enjoy two winter brawls: Yeti Hunter and Mei’s Snowball Offensive.

Visit Blizzard World to watch the snow fall, admire its twinkling nighttime lights, and savor the sight of confectionary-inspired decor.

Of course, we have new presents for you to unwrap from our Winter Loot Boxes! Unlock new seasonal items—including legendary skins like Krampus Junkrat, Sugar Plum Fairy Mercy, Figure Skater Symmetra, and more.

Shine as the star of the match with Wrecking Ball’s Festive highlight intro, “awww” at Torbjörn’s My Babies emote, or deck the halls with Genji’s Paper Stars.

And, in case you missed a Winter Wonderland item during last year’s event, we’re bringing them back at a discount!

You can see a sample of what’s in this year’s Winter Loot Box below, or check out the full contents in-game in the Hero Gallery.


This 6-player brawl sets five Meis against one Yeti player who uses Winston’s abilities.

The Yeti must gather meat to unlock a powerful Primal Rage ability, making him immune to Mei’s freezing abilities and granting other more powerful bonuses to eliminate the hunters.

Mei players have a new tool in their arsenal, too: a “Yeti Trap” ultimate ability to root their quarry in place.

Yeti players must survive long enough to eliminate enemy Meis before they take him down. Which side will emerge victorious from the snow?


In this brawl, Mei’s Endothermic Blaster has been modified to fire a single, super-powered snowball.

Taking down an enemy only requires one hit, but a miss can be costly.

Once your weapon is empty search for the nearest snow pile to reload.

When the battle starts to heat up, you can activate Mei’s Ultimate, which turns her blaster into an automatic snowball launcher, allowing you to fire continuously as your enemies scatter.


Biathlon, Figure Skater, Krampus, Snow Fox, Snowboarder, Sugar Plum Fairy, Festive Gift Wrap, Winter, Alpine: 76, Avalanche, Beachrat, Casual, Ice Fisherman, Rime, Snow Owl, Jingle, Mei-rry, Nutcracker, Santaclad, Yeti, Andes, Frostbite, Frosted, Peppermint, Rudolph, Scrooge, Shiver.


My Babies, Paper Stars, Puppy, Snowflake, Mystery Gift, Hat Trick, Snowman.

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