A seasonal event is a special event in Overwatch. During these events, normal loot boxes are replaced with seasonal event loot boxes, which contain at least one item exclusive to the event. These items include skins, emotes, victory poses, voice lines, sprays, highlight intros, and player icons. Season event loot boxes and items are unobtainable after the event concludes. Seasonal events also include an exclusive timed Arcade mode (or Brawl, before the introduction of the Arcade).
Seasonal events Edit
Summer Games Edit
- Main article: Summer Games
Summer Games were the first seasonal event. It ran from August 2, 2016, to August 22, 2016, and were based on the 2016 Olympic Games. The loot boxes were reskinned into the Summer Games theme. The event included a new brawl called Lúcioball, in a new map called Estádio das Rãs, and event-exclusive sports-themed items.
Halloween Terror Edit
- Main article: Halloween Terror
Halloween Terror was the second seasonal event, which ran from October 11, 2016 to November 1, 2016. As part of the Halloween-themed event, the loot boxes were replaced with jack-o'-lanterns filled with candy. The event included the first co-op PVE brawl Junkenstein's Revenge in a new map called Adlersbrunn, and event-exclusive items based around Halloween. The Hollywood map was also reskinned into a Halloween theme for the span of the seasonal event.
Winter Wonderland Edit
- Main article: Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland was the third seasonal event, which ran from December 13, 2016 to January 2, 2017. As part of the Christmas-themed event, the loot boxes were replaced with present boxes. The event included a new brawl, Mei's Snowball Offensive, as well as event-exclusive items based on various Christmas references. King's Row, Hanamura, and Ecopoint: Antarctica were reskinned into a Christmas theme for the span of the seasonal event.
Year of the Rooster Edit
- Main article: Year of the Rooster
Year of the Rooster was the fourth seasonal event, which ran from January 24, 2017 to February 13, 2017. As part of the Lunar New Year-event, celebrating the year of the Rooster, the loot boxes were replaced with boxes of fireworks. The event included a new capture-the-flag brawl mode, Capture the Rooster, which takes place in a modified seasonal Lijiang Tower reskin, as well as event-exclusive items based on Lunar New Year festivities and references.
- Main article: Uprising (seasonal event)
Uprising was the fifth seasonal event, which ran from April 11, 2017 to May 2, 2017. As part of the Uprising-event, the loot boxes were replaced with supply crates. The event included the second co-op PVE brawl Uprising in a modified version of King's Row, and event-exclusive items from Overwatch's Golden Era.
- Main article: Anniversary
Anniversary was the sixth seasonal event, which started on May 23, 2017 and ended on June 12, 2017. As part of the Anniversary event, celebrating the anniversary of Overwatch's release, the loot boxes were reskinned to match the theme. The event included the introduction of the Lockout Elimination and Limited Duel arena modes, as well as event-exclusive items themed around artistic freedom.