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The first seasonal event, Summer Games.

A seasonal event is a special event in Overwatch. The events last for 3 weeks (Except Year of the Dog, which lasted for 4 weeks), with the final week usually being the week of the event. During these events, normal loot boxes are replaced with seasonal event loot boxes, which contain at least one item exclusive to the event. These items include skins, emotes, victory poses, voice lines, sprays, highlight intros, and player icons. Season event loot boxes and items are unobtainable after the event concludes. Seasonal events also include an exclusive timed Arcade game mode (or Brawl, before the introduction of the Arcade).


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Summer Games

Main article: Summer Games
  • Summer Games 2017
  • Summer Games 2016


The Summer Games were the first seasonal event added, and are the fourth event of a chronological year. The loot boxes were reskinned into the Summer Games theme. The event is based on the 2016 Olympic Games and includes the Lúcioball brawl which takes place in 3 dedicated maps (Estádio das Rãs, Sydney Harbour Arena, and Busan Stadium), as well as event-exclusive sports-themed items.


  • Summer Games 2016 ran from 2 August, 2016 to 22 August, 2016.
  • Summer Games 2017 ran from 8 August, 2017 to 29 August, 2017.
  • Summer Games 2018 ran from 9 August, 2018 to 31 August, 2018.


Halloween Terror

Main article: Halloween Terror
  • Halloween Terror 2016
  • Halloween Terror 2016

Halloween Terror was the second seasonal event introduced and is the fifth event of a chronological year. As part of the Halloween-themed event, the loot boxes are replaced with jack-o'-lanterns filled with candy. The event includes the co-op PVE brawl Junkenstein's Revenge in a map called Adlersbrunn and event-exclusive items based around Halloween. The HollywoodEichenwalde and Château Guillard maps are also reskinned into a Halloween theme for the span of the seasonal event.


  • Halloween Terror 2016 ran from 11 October, 2016 to 1 November, 2016.
  • Halloween Terror 2017 ran from 10 October, 2017 to 2 November, 2017.
  • Halloween Terror 2018 ran from 9 October , 2018 to 31 October, 2018 


Winter Wonderland

Main article: Winter Wonderland
  • Winter Wonderland 2016
  • Winter Wonderland 2017


Winter Wonderland was the third seasonal event introduced and is the sixth event of a chronological year. As part of the Christmas-themed event, the loot boxes are replaced with present boxes. The event includes a new brawl, Mei's Snowball Offensive and Mei's Yeti Hunt, as well as event-exclusive items based on various Christmas/Winter references. King's Row, Hanamura, Ecopoint: Antarctica and Black Forest are reskinned into a Christmas/Winter theme for the span of the seasonal event.


  • Winter Wonderland 2016 ran from 13 December, 2016 to 2 January, 2017.
  • Winter Wonderland 2017 ran from 12 December, 2017 to 1 January, 2018.
  • Winter Wonderland 2018 will start on 11 December, 2018 to 2 January, 2019


Lunar New Year

Main article: Lunar New Year
  • Year of the rooster (2017)
  • Year of the dog (2018)

Lunar New Year was the fourth seasonal event introduced and is the first seasonal event of a chronological year. As part of the Lunar New Year-event, celebrating the year of the Rooster, the loot boxes are replaced with boxes of fireworks. The event includes event-exclusive items based on Lunar New Year festivities and references. The first event included a new capture-the-flag brawl mode, Capture the Rooster, which took place in a modified seasonal Lijiang Tower reskin, as well as in the map based in Thailand: Ayutthaya.


  • Lunar New Year 2017 (Year of the Rooster) ran from 24 January, 2017 to 13 February, 2017
  • Lunar New Year 2018 (Year of the Dog) ran from 8 February, 2018 to 6 March, 2018


Archives

Main article: Archives
  • Uprising 2017
  • Uprising 2017
  • Retribution 2018


Archives, originally called Uprising, was the fifth seasonal event introduced and is the second event of a chronological year. As part of the Archives event, the loot boxes are replaced with supply crates. The event included the second co-op PVE brawl Uprising which took place in a modified version of King's Row, and event-exclusive items from Overwatch's Golden Era.


  • Archives 2017 (Uprising) ran from 11 April, 2017 to 2 May, 2017.
  • Archives 2018 (Retribution) ran from 10 April, 2018 to 30 April, 2018.


Anniversary

Main article: Anniversary
  • Anniversary 2017
  • Anniversary 2018


Anniversary was the sixth seasonal event introduced and is the third event of a chronological year. As part of the Anniversary event, celebrating the anniversary of Overwatch's release, the loot boxes are reskinned to match the theme. The event includes event-exclusive items themed around artistic freedom. The first Anniversary introduced the Lockout Elimination and Limited Duel arena modes with the inclusion of 3 new maps.


  • Anniversary 2017 (First anniversary) ran from 23 May, 2017 to 13 June, 2017.
  • Anniversary 2018 (Second anniversary) ran from 22 May, 2018 to 12 June, 2018.


Patch changes Edit

  • Overwatchemblem black October 9, 2018 Patch: Fourteenth seasonal event,3th edition of Halloween Terror.
  • Overwatchemblem black August 9, 2018 Patch: Thirteenth seasonal event, 3th edition of Summer Games.
  • Overwatchemblem black May 22, 2018 Patch: Twelfth seasonal event, 2th edition of Anniversary.
  • Overwatchemblem black April 10, 2018 Patch: Eleventh seasonal event, 2th edition of Archives (Retribution).
  • Overwatchemblem black February 8, 2018 Patch: Thenth seasonal event, 2th edition of Lunar New Year (Year of the Dog).
  • Overwatchemblem black December 12, 2017 Patch: Ninth seasonal event, 2th edition of Winter Wonderland.
  • Overwatchemblem black October 10, 2017 Patch: Eighth seasonal event, 2th edition of Halloween Terror.
  • Overwatchemblem black August 8, 2017 Patch: Seventh seasonal event, 2th edition of Summer Games.
  • Overwatchemblem black May 23, 2017 Patch: Sixth seasonal event, Anniversary added.
  • Overwatchemblem black April 11, 2017 Patch: Fifth seasonal event, Archives (Uprising) added.
  • Overwatchemblem black January 24, 2017 Patch: Fourth seasonal event, Lunar New Year (Year of the Rooster) added.
  • Overwatchemblem black December 13, 2016 Patch: Third seasonal event, Winter Wonderland added.
  • Overwatchemblem black October 11, 2016 Patch: Second seasonal event, Halloween Terror added.
  • Overwatchemblem black August 2, 2016 Patch: First seasonal event, Summer Games added.