Blizzard has launched a new limited-time event in Overwatch that captures the spirit of Mardi Gras through an assortment of fresh unlockable items.
In the same vein as previous events such as Bastion’s Brick Challenge and D.Va’s Nano Cola Challenge, a new mini-event has been released that allows players to earn a unique set of Mardi Gras themed items.
Running from February 25 until March 9, players are able to get their hands on an assortment of new unlocks from player icons to sprays and even an Epic skin.
What is the new Ashe skin?
The new Ashe skin introduced with her limited-time event throws the Damage-based hero into the midst of Mardis Gras celebrations. Not only that, but her Omnic companion also drops into battle with an appropriately themed getup.
With striking green, purple, and gold colors complimenting a white base, the two figures look elegant enough to walk the streets of New Orleans.
Both are decked out with charming top hats and eyemasks to complete the look. There will be no mistaking this Epic skin once players are able to celebrate Mardi Gras in style.
How to complete the Ashe Mardi Gras Challenge
No different to previous in-game events such as Ana’s Bastet Challenge for instance, the Ashe Mardi Gras Challenge will involve a mixture of both playing and watching the game for those who want to unlock everything on offer.
In order to acquire the new skin, players will need to win nine games in total. These wins can be accumulated throughout the duration of the event and count across Quick Play, Competitive Play, and even Arcade modes.
Not only is the unique skin up for grabs, but along the way, the event will also provide a number of new Mardi Gras themed cosmetics from sprays to icons.
Winning games will unlock the following rewards:
- Win 3 Games | 2 Player Icons
- Win 6 Games | 1 New Spray
- Win 9 Games | Mardi Gras Ashe (and Bob) Epic Skin
Watching eligible streamers will unlock the following rewards:
- Watch 2 Hours | 1 New Spray
- Watch 4 Hours | 2 New Sprays
- Watch 6 Hours | 2 New Sprays
The latest mini-event in Overwatch, players familiar with similar challenges will feel right at home unlocking everything throughout the duration of the Mardi Gras Challenge.
Players will also be able to dip their toes in the brand new Experimental Mode to test out a staggering triple damage playlist.