Overwatch 2 Prop Hunt gets Lijiang Night Market map: Tips and strategies cover image

Overwatch 2 Prop Hunt gets Lijiang Night Market map: Tips and strategies

“I’ve got a few tricks!”

To go with the Lunar New Year theme, the latest iteration of Overwatch 2 Prop Hunt features the Lijiang Night Market map! Read on for everything to know about this Mischief & Magic game mode and some tips on how to claim victory.

Overwatch 2 Prop Hunt screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwatch 2 Prop Hunt screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch 2 Prop Hunt explained

Mischief & Magic is the name of the Overwatch 2 Prop Hunt game mode. It requires two teams of five players. Each team starts the round off as either Genji or Kiriko. While Genjis must eliminate Kiriko players, Kirikos must hide from Genji players.

Lijiang Night Market screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Lijiang Night Market screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch 2 Prop Hunt tips

In order to achieve victory in Mischief & Magic, your team must win three rounds. The Year of the Dragon's iteration of Overwatch 2 Prop Hunt makes it so that you lose a bit of health whenever you melee something as Genji. This includes just attacking the air. Thankfully, you can use Genji's dash to attack things without losing health. You can also restore health by using his Dragonblade ultimate!

How to heal as Genji (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
How to heal as Genji (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

If your team consists of all Genji players, then you can explore the map together in groups of two or three. This is because if an enemy Kiriko stuns one of you, another Genji player would be ready to hunt that Kiriko down. Don't forget to use the ping system to help your teammates locate Kiriko players.

Overwatch 2 Mischief & Magic tips for Kiriko

Meanwhile, if you're playing as Kiriko in the Overwatch 2 Mischief & Magic game mode, you can transform into random objects that are seen around the map. The new Lijiang Night Market map, for example, lets you become items such as firework rockets, paper lamps, and even inconspicuous air conditioners! You can also anchor yourself after climbing to a desired spot.

Hiding in plain sight (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Hiding in plain sight (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Just like the first iteration of the game mode, you can also stun enemy Genji players as Kiriko. After doing this, don't forget to move quickly and find another hiding spot! You can also transform to get Genji off your trail as well. As Kiriko, remember that she automatically taunts Genji players more frequently near the end of each round, so position yourself and move around wisely.

Pay attention to the timer for voice lines (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Pay attention to the timer for voice lines (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Playing this game mode during the Lunar New Year event lets you earn progress in terms of the Year of the Dragon challenges as well. In addition to some Battle Pass XP, sprays, voice lines, player titles, are up for grabs.

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