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Overwatch Winter Wonderland returns with an all-Mei Snowball Deathmatch

The Overwatch Winter Wonderland event has returned for another round of festively fatal fun headlined by everyone's favorite Chinese climatologist, Mei. This year's event will feature Snowball Deathmatch, a variation on an old mode, that will pit eight Meis against each other in a race to 15 kills.

Naturally Mei's famed snowball gun is back for the fight, but this year's model features a slight modification for the new mode that enables it to catch incoming snowballs: Doing so successfully not only keeps you from getting smoked in the face with a wad of hard-packed slush, it also adds the snowball to your ammo count.

New icons, sprays, and skins can be earned during each week of the event: Icons for winning three games per week, sprays for winning six, and the big reward, Epic skins for winning at least nine games over each week of the event.

Week 1: Ugly Sweater Soldier: 76

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Week 2: Holly Moira

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Week 3: Snow Angel Mercy

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There are also four new Legendary skins up for grabs—Jotunn Doomfist, Mountain Man McCree, Rat King Reaper, and Rime Sigma—and new player icons and sprays.

The Winter Wonderland also brings back Mei's Snowball Offensive, a 6v6 all-Mei snowball fight, and Yeti Hunter, an asymmetric mode that pits five Meis against one raging Yeti Winston, as well as skins, emotes, and intros from previous years, which can be acquired via seasonal loot boxes.

The Overwatch Winter Wonderland event runs until January 2, 2020. Details are up at playoverwatch.com, and you can check out some of the other new cosmetics down below. 

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