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Overwatch’s Lunar New Year event is live with a new Bounty Hunter mode

It’s the year of the ox

Orisa wearing her Bull Demon skin in Overwatch Image: Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment’s annual Lunar New Year event for Overwatch is now live. This year’s limited-time event will run from Feb. 4-25, and will include a new game mode, Bounty Hunter, and a fresh batch of Lunar New Year-themed skins for Ashe, Bastion, Echo, Orisa, Widowmaker, and more.

Overwatch’s new Arcade mode is a deathmatch-style game type. In Bounty Hunter, the player who scores the first kill of the match becomes the target, while everyone else become a bounty hunter. The player who kills the target then becomes the next target, and so on. Blizzard says that Bounty Hunter will be included as part of the Arcade game type rotation after the Lunar New Year 2021 event concludes.

As with previous events, Overwatch will feature three weekly challenges. By winning nine games each week, players can unlock a variety of cosmetics: player icons, sprays, and Epic skins, including Terracotta Medic Baptiste, Xiake McCree, and Imperial Guard Reaper.

You can see those skins, as well as five new Legendary skins — Bull Demon Orisa, Tiger Huntress Ashe, Dragonfire Bastion, Kkachi Echo, and Pale Serpent Widowmaker — in the gallery below. (And, as always, if you didn’t get last year’s Lunar New Year skins, they’re much cheaper now.)