Overwatch reveals awesome new Lunar New Year skin for Reaper

Bill Cooney
Blizzard Entertainment

The first Overwatch Lunar New Year skin of 2019 has been revealed and the lucky hero to get the first new skins is none other than Reaper.

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Overwatch’s Lunar New Year event happens every year in celebration of New Year’s festivities in several Asian countries and features skins and other cosmetics for players to collect.

This year the Year of the Pig is being celebrated, and some players have already begun to refer to it as “The Year of the Roadhog”.

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Reaper’s new skin is called Lü Bu, and it’s named after a legendary Chinese general and warrior named Lü Bu.

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The skin looks great, with two giant plumes coming out of Reaper’s helmet that fade into shadow, very appropriate for Reaper.

His helmet and armor look awesome, and fit right into the Lunar New Year theme Blizzard has built on the last two years of the event.

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Reaper is only the first hero to have a skin revealed for Lunar New Year 2019, so there will undoubtedly be plenty more reveals through the weekend and leading up to the beginning of the event.

Overwatch’s Lunar New Year Event starts on Thursday, January 24 and will run through Monday, February 18.

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Bill is a former writer at Dexerto based in Iowa, who covered esports, gaming and online entertainment for more than two years. With the US team, Bill covered Overwatch, CSGO, Influencer culture, and everything in between.