Overwatch 2 Lunar New Year 2023 event: Year of the Rabbit dates, skins & more

Mei and Echo in Overwatch 2 Year of the RabbitBlizzard Entertainment

Overwatch 2 Year of the Rabbit marks the first major event of 2023, celebrating the Lunar New Year in style. Here’s everything there is to know about the Overwatch 2 Year of the Rabbit event in Season 2.

In the short time since Overwatch 2 launched, developer Blizzard Entertainment has been working hard to keep the new content coming. We’ve already had two seasons’ worth of skins to unlock, and a pair of brand-new heroes in Kiriko and Ramattra.

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There have also been seasonal events to get stuck into, with Junkenstein’s Revenge arriving in Season 1, and the Winter Wonderland Christmas celebration in Season 2. Most recently, we’ve also had a bite-sized addition with the Battle for Olympus. The devs are showing no signs of slowing down, as Overwatch 2’s Lunar New Year 2023 event, Year of the Rabbit, is now in focus.

We’ve put together everything there is to know about Overwatch 2’s Year of the Rabbit event, from key dates to new skins and more.

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Overwatch 2 Lunar New Year 2023 dates

The Year of the Rabbit Lunar New Year event kicked off in Overwatch 2 on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. This came just days after Winter Wonderland drew to a close.

The event is live in-game until Monday, February 6, 2023, meaning there’s almost three weeks of Chinese New Year celebrations to enjoy.

The Lunar New Year 2023 event was first revealed in the Overwatch 2 Season 2 roadmap.

New Overwatch 2 Year of the Rabbit skins

As is the case with every Overwatch 2 event, Year of the Rabbit will come with a selection of unique skins to unlock for your favorite characters. In 2022, Lunar New Year added four more cosmetics, but this time around, there’s unfortunately nothing brand new. Instead, players simply have the chance to unlock a handful of cosmetics from previous years.

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Up first is the Kkachi Echo Legendary skin, first introduced in 2021. By completing four event challenges, new players can permanently unlock this item.

Also back in focus this year is 2020’s Moira Legendary Mask Dancer skin from previous iterations of the Lunar New Year event. Rather than unlocking in-game, however, this time around it’s locked as a Twitch drop exclusive.

Overwatch 2 Lunar New Year 2023 modes

The Overwatch 2 Chinese New Year celebration also brings a number of limited-time modes back into rotation. From the classic Capture the Flag experience to the free-for-all frenzy in Bounty Hunter, there’s plenty for fans to enjoy.

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Check out every mode available during Overwatch 2 Year of the Rabbit below:

  • Bounty Hunter
  • Capture the Flag
  • Capture the Flag Blitz

That’s everything we know about Lunar New Year 2023 in Overwatch 2. If you’re jumping back into the game to celebrate, take a look at our other Overwatch 2 guides:

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