Overwatch players will have to wait a little while longer for the Winter Wonderland event to get going this year. The good news is, it shouldn’t be very long.
The annual Winter Wonderland event usually gets going in Overwatch around the second week of December each year.
For 2021, players were expecting to see things kick off on Tuesday, December 14, but it seems we’ll have to wait a little longer.
When does Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2021 start?
On December 13, Overwatch Community Manager AndyB told players we’d have a few more days to wait for Winter Wonderland to begin.
“Because of unforeseen circumstances, we needed to push the start of the event back by just a few days,” he wrote. “Personal opinion, but the art team really sleighed it with this year’s legendary skins.”
So instead of Tuesday, Winter Wonderland 2021 will start on Thursday, December 16. This was confirmed a day later with a tweet from the official Overwatch account — which also gave us a preview of two potential new skins.
Dashing through the snow.
Overwatch Winter Wonderland begins Dec 16. pic.twitter.com/HKZuANWgXR
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) December 14, 2021
Based on Andy’s “sleigh” comment, and the short video posted on Overwatch’s Twitter, one lucky tank hero just might finally be getting her Winter Wonderland skin.
In the teaser D.Va is being pulled by Orisa across the sky like Sanata’s sleigh. D.Va still doesn’t have a skin for this event even after all these years, so the drought might finally be coming to an end.
Whichever other heroes end up getting new skins, expect the Overwatch Winter Wonderland event to get going on Thursday, December 16.