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Overwatch 2 Lunar New Year release date, challenges, and skins

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Here’s everything to know about the Overwatch 2 Lunar New Year 2023 event.

The official Year of the Rabbit celebrations are almost upon us in Overwatch 2! Read on for the Overwatch 2 Lunar New Year event release date, challenges, skins, and more.
Lucky Pouch weapon charm (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Lucky Pouch weapon charm (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

When is the Lunar New Year event in Overwatch 2?

Overwatch 2's Lunar New Year 2023 event will happen between Jan. 17 and 31. Some of the in-game items will include the legendary Kkachi Echo skin, Lucky Pouch weapon charm, Hongbao souvenir, and Year of the Rabbit spray.
  • Legendary Kkachi Echo skin
  • Lucky Pouch weapon charm
  • Hongbao souvenir
  • Year of the Rabbit spray
The legendary Kkachi Echo skin in Overwatch 2 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
The legendary Kkachi Echo skin in Overwatch 2 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch 2 Lunar New Year challenges

Here's how to unlock each of these Lunar New Year items:
Overwatch 2 Lunar New Year items
How to unlock them
Legendary Kkachi Echo skin
Complete the Good Fortune Kkachi challenge from the Year of the Rabbit event.
Lucky Pouch weapon charm
Complete the Lucky Pouch challenge from the Year of the Rabbit event.
Hongbao souvenir
Complete the Auspicious Victories challenge from the Year of the Rabbit event.
Year of the Rabbit spray
Complete the Mark of the Rabbit challenge from the Year of the Rabbit event.
Year of the Rabbit spray (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Year of the Rabbit spray (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch Lunar New Year skins

The Year of the Rabbit will feature the legendary Kkachi Echo skin, according to Blizzard's Overwatch 2 Season 2 preview post. This skin can also be seen in the game when players click into Echo.
There's also an Overwatch 2 Lunar New Year skin for Mei. In the official Season 2 trailer, Mei wears a hat with bunny ears.

Overwatch 2 Year of the Rabbit

For players who want to get a head start on the festivities before the launch of this year's Overwatch 2 Lunar New Year event, they can now obtain a free legendary Moira skin. The Masked Dancer legendary Moira skin can be earned by watching six hours of the game on Twitch.
Just head over to the game's Twitch category and watch two hours for the Lion’s Head victory pose first. Then, continue watching for another four hours and claim the skin. Players have between Jan.11 and Jan. 25 to do this.
That's all for now. Stay tuned on Esports.gg for more Overwatch 2 news and updates.
Amy Chen
Amy Chen
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Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!