Overwatch 2 Season 2 marks the return of the Winter Wonderland event, bringing back limited-time arcade modes, special holiday-themed cosmetics, and rewards that players can earn by completing challenges or by watching Overwatch 2 on Twitch. During the event players can enjoy Mei’s Snowball Offensive, Mei’s Yeti Hunt, and Freezethaw Elimination. Winter Wonderland 2022 runs from December 13 to January 4, here’s everything available during the event, including the new D.Va Twitch Drops.
Returning Arcade modes
During the Winter Wonderland event there are three returning arcade modes that are available. Also during the event, there are challenges tied to these game modes, with players unlocking the new Ice Queen Brigitte skin for completing enough of the challenges. There is Mei’s Snowball Offensive, where players all battle as Mei, shooting one-shot snowballs at each other in this elimination mode. There is the 5v5 version as well as the Snowball Deathmatch eight-player FFA.
There’s also the Yeti Hunter mode, where five players, all playing as Mei, must work together to trap and freeze a Winston who is trying to steal food. If Winston eats enough food, his ultimate activates and he can go berserk on the Mei menagerie. Lastly is the 4v4 Freezethaw Elimination mode, where two teams fight to eliminate each other. The catch is that whenever someone is eliminated, they are frozen in-place and can be thawed out by a teammate. Each round the winning team is locked out of the heroes they used, forcing them to adapt each round.