Here's the First Overwatch Lunar New Year 2018 Updates

By Laura Kate Dale on at

Overwatch's Lunar New Year 2018 event has now begun, and as part of the event a new patch has tweaked the balance of the game, as well as adding some new content for players.

Celebrating The Year of The Dog, the newest patch adds over 50 new items to the game, including new legendary skins for Mercy, Zarya, Genji, and Widowmaker. The update also includes new emotes and intros.

The update also includes a new map called Ayutthaya, the game's first map purpose designed with Capture the Flag in mind first and foremost. Capture the Flag is also seeing major updates, with a new sudden death mechanic moving both flags closer to the centre so they'll be easier to capture in order to avoid draws, removing any delay to picking up the flag, but causing any speed based moves to result in a flag drop.

You can read the full patch notes here. Time to show your teeth. You know, like the titular dog of the year.