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Overwatch Christmas Event 2021: Winter Wonderland skins, end date, more

Published: 17/Dec/2021 0:35 Updated: 17/Dec/2021 0:37

by James Busby

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Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland is one of the most highly-anticipated events of the year and the 2021 iteration is now live. From new holiday-themed skins to unique challenges, we’ve got you covered with a full rundown of all there is to know. 

Overwatch is home to plenty of events, giving fans the chance to grab season skins and play a variety of unique game modes throughout the year. One of the most popular is the Winter Wonderland event, which brings festive cheers to the team-based shooter. 

This Christmas event is home to some of the game’s best-looking skins, which include Snow Owl Ana and Sugar Plum Fairy Mercy. Aside from the return of these winter classics, we have plenty of new additions to lock down this year as well.

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With the 2021 iteration of the Winter Wonderland event now live, here’s a complete breakdown of everything you need to know.


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Overwatch Christmas Event: start time & end date

Overwatch Winter Wonderland
Blizzard Entertainment
Tracer’s Jingle skin has returned once again in Winter Wonderland 2021.

Overwatch’s 2021 Winter Wonderland kicked off on December 16 and is all set to conclude on January 6 in the wake of a slight delay.

This gives everyone three weeks in total to grab all the latest rewards.

Overwatch Christmas Event: Skins

Overwatch Winter Wonderland
Blizzard Entertainment
Overwatch Winter Wonderland is home to some fantastic skins.

Just like every Overwatch event, Winter Wonderland has five unique Legendary skins up for grabs in 2021. Below is a full look at all the latest cosmetics.

Winter Wonderland 2021 Legendary Overwatch Skins

Snowman Wrecking Ball

Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2021 Wrecking Ball skin

Ice Wraith Genji

Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2021 Genji skin

Snowboarder Baptiste

Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2021 Baptiste skin

Reindeer Orisa

Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2021 Orisa skin

Sleighing D.Va

Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2021 Dva skin

Overwatch Christmas Event: Challenges

On top of the new Legendary Skins, three Epic Skins are also available in this year’s Winter Wonderland event. You have to complete three Weekly Challenges to unlock them, however, but these tasks couldn’t be easier.

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As usual, playing and winning games is the key in this seasonal Overwatch event. Playing games earns you progress while winning games counts as two games played.

These games can be played across nearly every mode in the game. Progress counts in Quick Play, Arcade, and Competitive.

  • Week 1: Epic Wooltide Tracer Skin
  • Week 2: Epic Mistletoe Symmetra Skin
  • Week 3: Epic Peppermint Bark Brigitte Skin

Overwatch Christmas event modes

Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2021
Blizzard Entertainment
Mei’s Yeti Hunt makes another appearance in 2021.

One of the best parts of the Winter Wonderland event is the sheer variety of modes that players can take part in. The 2021 event includes the following playlists:

  • 4v4 Freezethaw Elimination
  • Mei’s Snowball Offensive
  • Yeti Hunt
  • Snowball Deathmatch

All four modes are available through until January 6.

Be sure to use our Mei guide to get some practice in before you strap on those snowshoes. 

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