Leaked patch notes throw us a bone
Overwatch‘s Lunar New Year event, Year of the Dog, has been announced, with over 50 seasonal items and six new legendary skins to look forward to. But more details have come to light after the patch notes were leaked, revealing the legendary skins for Mercy and Geni – which we already knew about – as well as Zarya and Widowmaker.
The details were posted on Reddit after the patch notes were mistakenly put on the official Overwatch website ahead of time.
“This year, we’re celebrating Lunar New Year with over 50 seasonal items including legendary skins like Red Phoenix (Zhu Que) Mercy, Black Tortoise (Xuan Wu) Zarya, White Tiger (Bai Hu) Genji, and Black Lily Widowmaker. Experience our updates to our Capture the Flag mode – including a competitive Capture the Flag mode and Sudden Death – on a brand-new map, Ayutthaya.”
Also included in the patch notes was the news that players can now switch skins at the start of a match, and the official Twitter account confirmed that feature earlier today.
Meanwhile, it looks like Doomfist’s Hand Cannon is getting nerfed to help it “feel more consisent” and Zenyatta’s Orb of Discord and Orb of Harmony will now display its target’s hero name.
There are still two legendary skins yet to be revealed but no doubt we’ll soon find out what they are after the update drops today.
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