Published on December 14th, 2017 | by admin
Blizzard Entertainment December Update – Holiday Celebrations and More!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we’re celebrating with lots of wintry events in Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft, and Hearthstone. Whether you’re looking for a new Brawl experience in Overwatch or you just want to kick back and enjoy Winter’s Veil, we’ve got you covered.
OVERWATCH WINTER WONDERLAND
13 December – 2 January AEDT/NZDT
In Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017, group up with friends new and old and see if you can hunt down the Yeti—and do it in style with the newest seasonal cosmetic additions.
New Brawl: Yeti Hunt
This season’s Brawl is a 5v1 experience, pitting five Mei “Hunters” against one “Yeti” Winston. The Yeti must kill the Hunters five times to win; the Hunters must kill the Yeti once to claim victory. The Brawl takes place on a reskinned Nepal Village map—the perfectly snowy setting for a Yeti battle.
Yeti Winston has increased health and armour, making him a formidable foe. Meat packs are sprinkled around the map for him, which will fuel his ultimate. Mei has her usual abilities, but her Ice Wall and Ice Block times are reduced…and while she can freeze Yeti Winston, there’s one catch—she can only freeze him in Rage mode.
We’re also bringing last year’s Winter Wonderland brawl back for an encore: Mei’s Snowball Offensive!
Winter Wonderland Goodies
The Winter Wonderland collection features more than 150 items, including new skins like Ice Fisherman Roadhog, Aussie Summer Junkrat and Avalanche Bastion.
To make your favourite Winter Wonderland cosmetics even easier to collect, we’ve lowered the cost of last year’s goodies; Legendary skins from 2016 are 1000 credits, while Epic, Rare, and Common prices have been lowered to 250, 75, and 25 credits, respectively. Winter Wonderland 2017 Legendary Skins are 3000 credits, while Epic, Rare, and Common Skins are 750, 225, and 75 credits, respectively. Alongside previous changes to goodies and cosmetics, that means it’ll be easier to nab your favourite 2016 and 2017 winter looks.
HEROES OF THE STORM WINTER VEIL
13 December –9 January AEDT/NZDT
Bundle up and leap into the Nexus for a special Winter Veil quest chain, with special rewards for playing games during the event, from a Winter Veil 2017 Spray after 2 games to a Winter Veil 2017 Mount when you play 25 games!
Outside the game, you can purchase or gift the Winter Loot Chest through the Blizzard Shop. With new skins including Greatfather Winter Malfurion, Winter’s Helper Valla, and Season’s Reapings Malthael and a new Gingerbread mount, you and your friends will be warm for all of Winter Veil.
The new Foundation Bundle will also be available starting 13 December AEDT/NZDT, and includes 8 Heroes (E.T.C., Leoric, Greymane, Kerrigan, Li-Ming, Uther, Lúcio, and Zagara) for 2,000 gems.
WORLD OF WARCRAFT FEAST OF WINTER VEIL
17 December –2 January AEDT/NZDT
Visit the major cities of Azeroth and join in the Winter Veil seasonal celebrations! With holiday décor sprinkled across the world, it’ll be a festive experience. Check out the Giant Snow Globes in Ironforge, Ogrimmar, and Dalaran.
You can also search for the Abominable Greench in the Hillsbrad Foothills or grab a shiny new red or green Finely Tailored Holiday Hat in several Legion dungeons and raids including the Seat of the Triumvirate and Antorus, the Burning Throne.
HEARTHSTONE WINTER’S VEIL
18 December –30 December AEDT/NZDT
Jump into the season with Winter’s Veil–themed boards for Orgrimmar and Stormwind, along with special seasonal emotes to spread some cheer to your opponents.
From 21 – 24 December AEDT/NZDT, stop by the Tavern for a new Brawl: Wacky Waxy Winter’s Veil.
Win up to three snowy Knights of the Frozen Throne card packs as you play through this chilly Brawl.