Overwatch's Lunar New Year event adds five Epic skins and a Bounty Hunter brawl

The Overwatch Lunar New Year event for 2021 is now underway, with a new Bounty Hunter brawl and a chance for players to score some in-game rewards icons, sprays, and Epic skins.

The new brawl has simple rules: The first player in the match becomes the Target, who all the other players—Bounty Hunters, that is—must then hunt down. Whoever scores the killing blow against the Target becomes the new Target, and on and on it goes until only one remains. Bounty Hunter will be added to the standard Arcade rotation after the Lunar New Year event is over.

But it's the new rewards that we're really interested in, and as always, you'll be able to unlock them by completing weekly challenges—that is, winning games—while the event is running. Winning three games each week will get you a Lunar New Year icon, six wins nets a spray, and for nine wins per week you'll take home the big prize, an Epic skin:

Week 1: Terracotta Medic Baptiste 

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Week 2: Xiake McCree 

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Week 3: Imperial Guard Reaper

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Five new Legendary skins have also been added to the game—you can check out a gallery of the new cosmetics below.

The Overwatch Lunar New Year event for 2021 is live now and runs until February 25. Full details are up at playoverwatch.com.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.