Overwatch 22 Mar 2021 9:33 AM +00:00

Overwatch Lunar New Year 2021: Event Release Date, Modes, Skins, Map Changes And More


If you play Overwatch regularly, you know that events are a common aspect of the game, such as the recent Winter Wonderland.


The team is dedicated to celebrating a variety of different seasonal events.

Here's everything we know about 2021's Lunar New Year event in Overwatch including events/modes, skins, map changes and more.

READ MORE: Overwatch 2: Trailer, Heroes, New Maps, Features, and More About the Sequel

You can read about the following topics by clicking the link:


Latest News

Skins Revealed

To celebrate the event finally kicking off, the Overwatch Twitter account has teased a couple of skins:

Eye of the tiger. 🐅Prowl in search of your prey as Tiger Huntress.Lunar New Year begins Feb 4. pic.twitter.com/ijziRXzBhV

— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch)

February 2, 2021

Flight routine: Activated.Take to the skies as Kkachi Echo.Lunar New Year begins February 4. 🎆 pic.twitter.com/HLQlt1eZze

— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch)

February 3, 2021


Overwatch Lunar New Year 2021


We're finally in the new year and with that comes the Lunar New Year event.

This seasonal event is all about the Chinese New Year, themed around Asian culture and festivals.

The event brings new, map reskins and some gorgeous skins.

As with previous events items like skins, emotes, voice lines and sprays can be found in Lunar loot boxes.

Release Date

The event kicks off today, February 4 – despite usually arriving on a Tuesday!

It'll run until February 25.


Bounty Hunter Brawl


This year we've got a new mode which plays as a spin on Deathmatch.

In it, players get points for kills, but they also get a bigger bonus for slaying a specific enemy on the other team. Enemies are highlighted, too, so it really feels like a true hunt.


In Lunar New Year 2020 we saw many heroes get new skins.

Unfortunately, we don't yet know who will be lucky enough this year to get something new and shiny.

Here's a list of the heroes that got some last year:

Legendary Skins

  • Moira (Mask Dance)
  • Sombra (Face Changer)
  • Brigitte (Opera)
  • Lucio (Samul Nori)

Epic Skins

  • Winston (Ancient Chinese Bronze)
  • Doomfist (Monk)
  • Wrecking Ball (Papercutting)

We will be updating this piece as more information is revealed so be sure to check back.

*Gfinity Esports may receive a small commission if you click a link from one of our articles onto a retail website and make a purchase. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. For more information, see our Cookie Policy. All prices listed were accurate at the time of publishing.