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Overwatch Lunar New Year 2019 kicks off, here are all the skins

Blizzard’s Lunar New Year event kicks off Jan. 24

Tracer poses in her Hong Gildong skin for Overwatch’s Lunar New Year 2019 event. Blizzard Entertainment
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Blizzard Entertainment is celebrating Lunar New Year for a third year in Overwatch, a seasonal event that will run from Jan. 24 to Feb. 18. This time, it’s the Year of the Pig, and players can gorge on new skins for characters like Tracer, Reinhardt, Reaper, Brigitte, and, yes, even Orisa.

For Overwatch Lunar New Year 2019, Blizzard is adding eight new skins — six legendary, two epic. Five of those skins are based on Chinese military generals, strategists, and warlords from the country’s Three Kingdoms period: Guan Yu (Reinhardt), Lü Bu (Reaper), Huang Zhong (Hanzo), Zhang Fei (Torbjorn), and Zhuge Liang (Zenyatta). Orisa gets a skin, Sanye, based on the Korean lion dance costume. Brigitte gets some ornate Korean general garb. And Tracer gets a skin based on Korean folklore hero Hong Gildong.

Check out those new epic and legendary Overwatch skins in the gallery below (along with a handful of new sprays). You can see those new skins in motion, thanks to a preview Blizzard released, over at Heroes Never Die.

Overwatch’s Lunar New Year 2019 event is live now on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.

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