Hopefully more dog emotes.
Details for the latest Overwatch Year of the Dog event have been teased.
A new developer update video brings some details of what we can expect in the next lunar new year event.
Lead designer Jeff Kaplan reveals a new map based on Thailand will be added to the game. The Ayutthaya map is designed specifically for capture the flag and will feature both ancient and modern themes.
Kaplan goes on to explain that updates have also come to the capture the flag game mode. Draws have been removed from the mode and instead a sudden death mechanic will commence if a tie is imminent. This will move both teams flags closer to the center of the map, allowing for either team to score a point quickly.
Picking up the flag will also now be instant but certain abilities that increase mobility or enable invulnerability such as Winston’s leap will cause players to drop the flag. Additionally, the competitive season for capture the flag will now last 4 weeks alongside the event rather than 3.
Finally, he reveals there will be 6 new legendary skins coming with the Year of the Dog celebration including new skins for Mercy and Genji and over 50 new seasonal items.
The Year of the event will commence on February 8 and comes just after recent patches to Mercy and Junkrat. In league news, it looks like Overwatch League is about to get its first female player.
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