Overwatch 2 is celebrating the Lunar New Year with another special in-game event, but the community isn’t impressed with the “useless” rewards and game mode returning in the Year of the Rabbit.
Overwatch 2 events have been coming thick and fast since the sequel launched at the tail-end of last year, with Junkenstein Revenge during Halloween and Winter Wonderland to kick things off and bring in the Christmas spirit.
Now, the first in-game event of 2023 has arrived in the form of Year of the Rabbit, which brings back the Lunar New Year celebration that was a major part of the original game. It added several new skins to unlock, as well as the Bounty Hunter, Capture the Flag, and Capture the Flag Blitz game modes in Arcade.
However, fans have balked at the returning update, marking Overwatch 2 Year of the Rabbit as the worst ever.
Shortly after the Year of the Rabbit update went live, players took to social media to express their disappointment, with many even calling for the event to be scrapped altogether.
“This is probably the worst Overwatch event ever… Such a fall. If you can’t make up for it, just cancel the event…” said OW2 streamer NyanSox. Others responded in the comments Granted, Blizzard accused them of using up all their best ideas early in the game’s lifecycle.
“I think they blew everything they had in the first few months of the game … just to hype everyone up to play … and now they ran out of ammo to put into the game,” Besek responded. gave.
The event didn’t fare much better on Overwatch subdivisionMany fans felt that Year of the Rabbit provided little reason to jump back, as so many mods and skins had been seen before.
One player said, “A bit crazy that these legacy events are now completely pointless and useless.”
“No free skins, no point grinding. It’s all pointless,” agreed ‘Kamikaze Fox.’ “Ow2 is in a really rough state. Feels like they stripped away half the game with the removal of loot boxes and grinding for skins. $20 for a new skin….Fuck you.
While the year of the rabbit clearly hasn’t been great, Overwatch 2 Season 3 is right around the corner. The next big update is set to add even more skins to unlock, a new battle pass, and possibly even another in-game event to look forward to.
For more on Overwatch 2, check out the teased reward changes coming in Season 3, along with how to unlock Masked Dancer Moira’s skin.
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