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Overwatch previews amazing new Torbjörn skin for Year of the Pig

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s Lunar New Year Event starts on January 24 and the latest skin shown to fans is an awesome one called “Zhang Fei” for Torbjörn.

The Lunar New Year event happens in Overwatch roughly around the same time each year and so far skins for Hanzo, Reinhardt, Reaper and now Torbjörn's have been revealed.

It appears Blizzard is basing this year’s skins on characters in the Chinese novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms,” from the 14th century.

The skin, like Hanzo and Reinhardt's gives Torb an even more impressive beard than he usually sports and makes him look ready for some Capture the Flag.

The new skin gives Torb a dragon head claw and a mace for his hammer that really help it fit into the overall Lunar New Year theme.

Even his turret has gotten a makeover, with cannons and a look that fits right in with all of the other hero skins for the event.

Overwatch's Lunar New Year event starts on Thursday, January 24 and goes until Monday, February 18.

Since the start of the event falls on a Thursday this year, players should wait to earn to their Arcade Mode loot boxes until then in order to get a head start on skins, sprays and other cosmetics for this year's event.