Published on January 27th, 2022 | by Andrew Bistak

Overwatch Lunar New Year 2022 – Now Live!

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with friends, family, and teammates! Overwatch’s Lunar New Year 2022 event is now live on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. Don’t forget to log in through to 16 February AEDT/NZDT to bring ferocity and good fortune to your collection!


  • Bounty Hunter
    • Player who scores the first kill of the match becomes a Target; everyone else becomes a Bounty Hunter
    • When the Target is killed, the player who dealt the final blow becomes the new Target
  • Capture the Flag Blitz
    • CTF Blitz is a modified version of Capture the Flag. The flags are much closer than before – they are at the locations that overtime games typically go to.
    • Instead of three captures, you need six to win!
  • Capture the Flag


  • Weekly Challenges are back for Lunar New Year, allowing you to unlock limited-time rewards by playing at least nine games each week.
  • Rewards include an array of player icons, sprays, and Epic skins!
    • Week 1: Prosperity Ashe
    • Week 2: Auspicious Soldier:76
    • Week 3: Porcelain Wrecking Ball


  • Seolbim Mercy (Legendary)
  • Nezha Tracer (Legendary)
  • Prosperity Ashe (Epic)
  • Auspicious Soldier:76 (Epic)
  • Porcelain Wrecking Ball (Epic)
  • Player Icons, Sprays

For more information about the Overwatch Lunar New Year event, visit:

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When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.

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