As if that wasn't enough, the game for this event is Capture the Flag, and there will be a competitive Capture the Flag mode with a brand new map, Ayutthaya. Now, which is flawless timing with the new event coming up, it will be possible to do the swap right up until the beginning of a match!
Lunar New Year 2018 begins today and runs through March 5th.
Blizzard has made some gameplay changes to the event-only game mode as part of its inclusion in Year of the Dog.
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Get ready to ring in the Year of the Dog! Kaplan revealed that this was the first ever map that was specifically constructed for Capture the Flag, which is why the update will also bring some changes to the game. It was particularly created for the sake of Capture the Flag, as it features two polar opposites: one side which feature ancient temples, and another side that features a modern and colorful era of the country.
"If two teams are tied at the end of time, what will happen is, both teams' flags are moved closer to the centre of the map, and then the map resumes at that point". With a game as linear as Overwatch, customization gives a level of immersion to it that many need to feel invested.
And there's more! Picking up the flag has never been more hard. However, certain abilities that provide mobility or invulnerability, such as Winston's Leap, will not cause the flag to drop. This is similar to Lucioball in the Summer Games event a year ago, which also introduced the popular Cote D'Azur legendary skin of Widowmaker. Players also have the opportunity to purchase skins from last years Lunar New Year event and all items will be available via the games loot box system as well.