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Overwatch Winter Wonderland now live (Trailer, Skins, Mei's Snowball Offensive)

EYEL1NER

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fuckkk 5 free boxes today

already left home for the holiday

😭😭😭
Damn, I was just installing a BC game from disc on the Xbone but I better pop Overwatch in if there is free loot. I have yet to win a single match of any gametype in Arcade, let alone win a Snowball Offensive match (I think a team I was on won one round in a match so far, which got my hopes up, but we wound up getting demolished after that).
 

Ricerocket

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Jun 4, 2013
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Got Yeti Winston from the 5 free crates.

Only one I really want right now is Pharah's. This event has been good so far from earned crates.
 

RecRoulette

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I have no idea what the hell is up with this event, out of 30-35 boxes or so, I've received 13 different holiday player icons, that's not even counting dupes. It's weird.
 

Zaventem

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Oh that widowmaker one made me laugh, overwatch might not be the prettiest but it sure delivers everywhere else.
 

DiscoShark

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Bah, 1 legendary and purple winter skin duplicates (Zarya + Torb) and a bunch of skins. Did get the McCree taunt which is pretty sweet but it's looking like i'll have to end up buying Yeti Winston and a number of the decent purples. Ah well, at least I got Nutyatta.

Really cool gesture from Blizzard regardless.
 

EYEL1NER

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Opened my five boxes. I got a Red Planet Winston, three voice lines,mans the rest were sprays and icons. Oh well...
 

Neoxon

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Jul 28, 2013
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I got the the Holiday skin for Reaper & the Holiday Highlight Animation for Widowmaker, but no Peppermint Sombra.
 
May 27, 2013
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After buying about sixty boxes over the last week, I got everything I wanted. The only things I was missing were the Mei and Tracer legendary skins, and the Symmetra snowflake intro.


The five free boxes gave me the Symmetra snowflake intro, so...thank you, Blizzard!
 
Aug 24, 2012
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So far I have Legendary: Winston, Mei, Tracer, and Epic: Pharah, and Roadhog. All without spending any money or credits. Pretty happy.
 

TheYanger

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Duplicate santa T_T but everything else was new, just not epic or legendary. go figure. Oh well, gonna grind out some more boxes should have everything between coins and loot before this is done.
 

Gradon

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I got no skins in my 5 boxes. My boyfriend got 2 of the Elf Tracer skins in a row (200 dupe coins) and Mei's Abominable skin. :(
 

Meia

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Got nothing good from the 5 I had(nor the event so far), then first box I open after I get two legendaries, one of which was the zarya legendary holiday emote.
 

Apathy

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5 free boxes. yay overwtch team.

I ended up getting most of the things I wanted now, plus 6k credits to get the stuff I haven't gotten.
 

LumpOfCole

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Want the Yeti, need the Nutcracker. Hoping these five boxes aren't dupes-ville. I bet Blizzard will be extra sneaky one day and sell 'dupe-free boxes'
 

PAULINK

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Just missing abominable winston, sombra, and lucio, 3 skins I don't want lol. Not spending any money on loot boxes this time around treated me nicely.
 

LordofPwn

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I'm only missing Sombra skin, have enough credits to buy Zarya emote. Hope I get one of those in my free boxes but we'll see.
 
Jul 15, 2012
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You get them logging in. They're the boxes you get during this event normally.
I didn't get five free crates yet. I played yesterday and today but only got ones from leveling up and playing the events and winning them. Are those what we're talking about, or are there an additional five for free?
 

T.O.P

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Got Zen's Nutcracker And Santa Mei with the fifth free box

Bought Winston last week

I'm all good finally :)
 

Dark-VIII

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Got Yeti Winston from the 5 free crates.

Only one I really want right now is Pharah's. This event has been good so far from earned crates.

grats!
got Yeti middle finger from each of the five boxes, i believe i am under a curse or something
 
Jul 27, 2015
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What's the deal with the Mei snowball sprays? Do they need to be in a row (shoot 3 enemies while they are picking up a snowball) or are they cumulative over games?


EDIT:. Nevermind. It says in a game.
 

Layell

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Dec 12, 2012
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Got Mei and Torb santa outfits, along with Ice Pharah, now to see if I can squeeze out a nutcracker Zen or another 800 gold to buy him.
 

Vexii

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All I'm looking for is Widowmaker's Winter Highlight. Don't mind that I got Peppermint Sombra, though.
 

mellow

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nothing but white and blue dupes in my free boxes, I only started playing again this week since I wanted to grind out some credits to buy the Zarya skin - which looks ridiculously lazy, it's pretty much the same as her white and blue skin
 

Ploid 3.0

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fuckkk 5 free boxes today

already left home for the holiday

😭😭😭

Only on the 25th? I just logged in and saw nothing. I really appreciate remote play. If I could farm loot boxes like this I would. Maybe I can but I'd need the controller and to pay attention at times I'm sure (vs Ai with other people farming). Overwatch looks so good on my phone.
 
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Got nothing but icons and character equips I already have from my 5 free boxes. Not complaining, since I already got everything I wanted from the Winter event. Plus it was a nice gesture on Blizzard's part.
 

Ploid 3.0

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So, I just played a full match on the phone with touch controls hahaha. Overwatch on the Switch nao.

Also I didn't notice lag in button presses. Felt great on things I could control well, like dodging and activating (trigger, abilities) though I couldn't figure out how to press L3.
 
Jul 27, 2015
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So, I just played a full match on the phone with touch controls hahaha. Overwatch on the Switch nao.

Also I didn't notice lag in button presses. Felt great on things I could control well, like dodging and activating (trigger, abilities) though I couldn't figure out how to press L3.

Voice chat adverse Nintendo would make the game unplayable IMO.