Overwatch: January 25 Update Invites You to Lunar New Year Festivities

Mercy Seolbim Legendary Skin
Mercy Seolbim Legendary Skin Blizzard

A new patch has dropped for Overwatch that invites you to join the Lunar New Year festivities. The latest update brings new cosmetics, weekly rewards, and Arcade event modes for you to enjoy. Some balancing changes have also been implemented, including a change to Mercy’s resurrect ability.

The Lunar New Year

Just like in other huge events, Blizzard is giving you the chance to earn some themed cosmetics by completing the new weekly challenges. Playing 27 games each week will reward you with an Epic skin for Ashe, Soldier: 76, and Wrecking Ball. Here is a rundown of all of the things that you can get:

Week 1 (January 25 to February 1):
  • 9 Games: Skullcap Player Icon
  • 18 Games: Spring Couplets Spray
  • 27 Games: Prosperity Ashe Epic skin
Week 2 (February 1 to February 8):
  • 9 Games: Auspicious Player Icon
  • 18 Games: Practicing Forms Spray
  • 27 Games: Auspicious Soldier: 76 Epic skin
Week 3 (February 8 to February 15):
  • 9 Games: Tea Player Icon
  • 18 Games: Porcelain Spray
  • 27 Games: Porcelain Wrecking Ball Epic skin

There are other notable skins included in this patch, such as the Seolbim Legendary skin for Mercy and the Nezha Legendary skin for Tracer.

As mentioned earlier, this update introduces new event modes in the Arcade too. Bounty Hunter, for example, is a mode where the person who gets the first kill in the match will be deemed as the “Target,” and everyone else becomes the Bounty Hunter. You can earn extra points by killing the Target. But be warned, doing so will make you the next one.

You can learn more about all of the Lunar New Year content here.


  • Resurrect
    • Mercy can now attempt to resurrect teammates who die over environmental death pits
    • When resurrecting, the resurrect marker will now freeze in place for the duration of the resurrection
    • Holding the ability button for resurrect while it's on cooldown will now attempt the resurrect once the cooldown finishes
  • Fixed an issue where Season 32 open queue stats were not appearing in the career profile
  • Addressed a geometry exploit on Watchpoint: Gibraltar
  • Ana
    • Fixed a bug that caused Ana’s Scope to activate when canceling Nano Boost target confirmation
    • Fixed a bug that caused the parrot on Ana’s Corsair skin to disappear in hero select
  • Symmetra
    • Fixed a bug that caused Symmetra’s nameplate to appear in the middle of her model
    • Addressed an audio issue during Symmetra’s “Have a seat” emote

The Overwatch January 25 Update is available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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