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The latest Overwatch event is coming on Thursday the 23th, and we already have three skins to take a look at. They're actually pretty damn good ones, featuring Reaper, Hanzo and Reinhardt connecting with their eastern roots (with Hanzo going double eastern, not that that sentence makes any sense).
Reaper seems to have won the skin-off this time, with his LÜ BU garments, and he even has some pretty great fan art ( by Ethan墨画 ) to go with it already.
There will be a few more coming in the next few days and hopefully they'll be as good as these three.
The events keep on rolling in, as we still have the Ana Bastet challenge going on until the 21st, and now Blizzard have already announced the next big one. The Lunar New Year is returning with the Year of the Pig and Solider:76 is pretty happy about it.
So, new emotes, highlight intros for Solider at least, and a whole lot more cosmetics are coming next week, keeping things moving along and fresh.
We also have a new video commissioned by Blizzard themselves by dillongoo, featuring a very fluffy Ana and Solider:
There's a pretty staggering amount of OW Funko Pop figures out there (55!), from the basic models to more specific skins and designs, and that doesn't even cover all heroes! Game Informer has put together a list of all the different editions you can buy, some at exclusive retailers and pointed out that we still don't have a Bastion one!
You can head on over there if you want to check out everything that's available, and here's a few of my picks for the best ones as well:
Ana's Bastet comic is being followed up with an ingame and twitch event! Players can earn a new victory pose, skin and player icon by winning matches, as well as three sprays through twitch! You can also get a free Ana Funko Pop figure when buying other Overwatch items at the Blizzard store, and the whole thing ends on January 21st!
Bastet Challenge (source)
Prove yourself as a powerful guardian by completing Ana’s Bastet Challenge! We’re bringing the fierce protector from the new Overwatch short story, “Bastet,” into the game with story-inspired content available to unlock for a limited time.
From now until January 21, players will be able to undertake a special trial to earn five sprays, a player icon, a victory pose, and an epic Bastet Ana skin, for a total of eight new rewards.
BECOME BASTET - Learn how to unlock brand-new Ana sprays and skin WATCH THEIR BACKS - Earn special Ana-themed sprays by watching Twitch streams GUISE OF A GUARDIAN - Read the new short story, “Bastet” FREE FUNKO POP! - Learn more about Ana merchandise
We’re bringing the excitement of the action-packed short story “Bastet” into Overwatch by making some of the special content in the short available to unlock in-game. Wins in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade will all earn you a limited-time player icon, victory pose, and a new epic skin: BASTET ANA!
These special Ana’s Bastet Challenge rewards are a bonus on top of your normal earnings for playing in the Arcade.
While fulfilling the protector’s legacy in-game, you can watch Twitch streamers between matches to unlock even more Bastet-themed cosmetics. Tune in to participating broadcasters while they’re playing Overwatch anytime through January 21 to earn five Ana's Bastet Challenge sprays!
IMPORTANT: To be eligible to receive these Twitch Drops you must first link your Blizzard account to your Twitch account. Visit the Twitch Connections page to log in and complete the link now.
Ana’s Bastet Challenge Twitch Drops will be available January 8 – 21 on select Twitch broadcaster channels—view the full list of participating channels below. Tune in during the highlighted dates and times to support a specific broadcaster, or watch their streams at any point during the campaign to unlock these rewards.
Broadcaster Spotlight Date / Time Channel Emongg January 8 (11:00 - 23:00 PST) twitch.tv/emongg Mickie January 9 (16:00 - 22:00 PST) twitch.tv/mickiePP Tyr0din January 10 (19:00 - 23:00 PST) twitch.tv/tyr0din Fran January 11 (15:00 - 20:00 PST) twitch.tv/fran Miro January 12 (03:00 - 09:00 PST) twitch.tv/miro_geng Blue January 13 (00:00 - 08:00 PST) twitch.tv/overwatchblue Noserino January 14 (07:00 - 15:00 PST) twitch.tv/noserino RocketLive January 15 (14:00 - 21:00 PST) twitch.tv/rocketlive Death March Gaming January 16 (08:00 - 12:00 PST) twitch.tv/deathmarchxiii Kimjaewon January 17 (02:00 - 05:00 PST) twitch.tv/jaewon4915 Elspeth January 18 (14:00 - 18:00 PST) twitch.tv/elspeth 963Games January 19 (00:00 - 06:00 PST) twitch.tv/963games Alphacast January 20 (11:00 - 15:00 PST) twitch.tv/alphacast Aspen January 21 (09:00 - 16:00 PST) twitch.tv/aspen
For more information on Twitch Drops, watch the video below!
Relive Ana's transformation into a fierce protector with “Bastet,” a new short story by Michael Chu, taking place after the events of the “Old Soldiers” comic.
Until January 21, buy $20 or more of select Overwatch products and receive a free Ana Funko POP! vinyl with your purchase. Pre-order products are excluded. While supplies last. Other terms and conditions apply.
Power up your allies in-game and keep your eye on the aforementioned broadcaster channels so you can add all of these limited-time cosmetics to your collection.
Now get in there—this mission ends January 21!