By Tanner Dedmon
Blizzard has begun to unveil Overwatch The new Lunar New Year with Reaper skins is one of the first to be seen, the character with double handle that receives a cosmetic Lü Bü Reaper during the event.
Overwatch The official Twitter account revealed the mask that is shown below recently, which showed that the original Reaper was transformed into the skin of Lü Bü Reaper to show how different the two are. Maintaining and adding to its red and black color scheme, the new Reaper skin is a perfect start to the upcoming Lunar New Year event.
New year, new me.
Make your own luck this year as LÜ BU REAPER!
Overwatch Lunar New Year begins on January 24. pic.twitter.com/jIJc1505Ys
– Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 19, 2019
However, the Lunar New Year event does not officially begin until January 24, so players who are aware of these revelations can expect several more to come before the game event begins. Judging from past events, such as the winter celebration that took place towards the end of 2018, a new mask will be presented to players every day before all cosmetics are available at the start of the event.
Blizzard confirmed the start date of the next event recently, and although he did not share any details about what this event will involve, last year's information gives an idea of what to expect. The 2018 Lunar New Year event brought more than 50 unlockables for players to acquire along with gameplay settings and a new map.
"This year we celebrate the Lunar New Year with changes in our Capture the Flag mode, which includes a new competitive mode, the new Ayutthaya map and many improvements in the game," Blizzard said during last year's event. "But we know what you really want … LOOT! Unlock over 50 new seasonal items, including legendary skins like Black Lily Widowmaker, Qinglong (Azure Dragon) Pharah, Xuanwu (Black Tortoise) Zarya and Baihu (White Tiger) Genji , together with the team of the last lunar new year, available at a reduced credit cost. "
Those features are not confirmed to make a refund during this year's event, but it is likely that players expect to get the booty of the previous year at a discounted price, like the event last year, players can buy a booty cheaper than the previous year.
Overwatch The Lunar New Year event is scheduled to begin on January 24 and will last until February 18.