2017 is the year of the rooster in the Chinese zodiac, and the Overwatch team have definitely taken note of this.
Today on Overwatch‘s official social media accounts, short videos have been posted which advertise “Overwatch’s Year of The Rooster”.
The North American accounts have let us see Mei’s event skin, which has her wearing a traditional outfit and holding red envelopes containing money (Ya Sui Qian), a gift which is given to friends and relatives during Chinese New Year celebrations.
🎊 Good luck and great fortune await! 🎊 pic.twitter.com/Az6XkHScV5
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 19, 2017
The Korean social media team for Overwatch are showcasing D.va’s new skin, and fan’s are rejoicing over how cute it looks!
여러분♡ 새해 복 많이 받으세요! pic.twitter.com/vNEptK1SNb
— 오버워치 (@OverwatchKR) January 19, 2017
The event will begin on the 24th of January in North America, and the 25th in other countries (such as Korea), presumably due to time zone differences.
Most fans seem very excited about the news, with some people already desperately saving up their credits in order to buy the new loot.
It also seems to be convincing players who had given up the game to return…
me: i haven't played ovw in ages im Free
ovw: new dva skin!
me: Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game deve
— georgie ❀ (@wonwoojpg) January 19, 2017
Roll on the 24th!