Breaking news: Fortnite: Battle Royale - How to get V-Bucks for free

Sections

Overwatch: Year of the Dog Legendary Skins

Our complete guide to all of the Legendary Skins that have been added to Overwatch

Picture of John Bedford

About John Bedford

John is Metabomb's Editor in Chief, and is responsible for all of the Hearthstone news, features and guides content on the site.

Our Overwatch Year of the Dog Legendary Skins page contains details of Zhu Que, Xuan Wu, Bai Hu and all the other new skins in the game.

The release of Overwatch's Year of the Dog update has not only added a new map, a new Capture The Flag competition and plenty of quality of life changes, we've also got some tasty new Legendary Skins to unlock.

All of them are, of course, themed around the Lunar New Year celebrations. They're now available to loot from special Year of the Dog Loot Boxes, or you can craft them using your stash of in-game credits.

On that note, last year's Lunar New Year items have also returned to the game and are now avaialble to purchase at a dramatically reduced cost. Just keep in mind that the new stuff will only be available at a premium rate until the event - presumably - returns next year.

Without further ado, here are all of the new Year of the Dog Legendary Skins, with last year's items following on in the gallery.

If you want to get a look at absolutely everything from last year, here's Overwatch Central's comprehensive video guide:

Here's a quick overview of what else will likely return with Year of the Dog:

Capture the Rooster - This Capture the Flag affair saw players compete to grab their opponent's flag and rush it back to their base before it could be retrieved. We'll have to wait and see whether the mode is expanded upon, or expanded into another map for Year of the Dog.

Lijiang Tower - All three control points on this map where given a makeover to match the new year, and will almost certainly make a comeback in 2018. Perhaps we'll even get another updated map to go with it as well?

UPDATE: A new map - Ayutthaya - is coming to Overwatch and is built specifically around the Capture The Flag format. Expect a mixture of old and new in this Thai map, and our Ayutthaya guide has everything you need to know about this event.

A new Sudden Death mechanic is also being introduced to Capture The Flag. If teams are heading for a draw, the flags will spawn in the centre of the map, and players will have a shorter distance to cap. Note also that certain abilities (such as Winston's leap) will cause the flag to be dropped.

There will be a separate competitive season for Capture The Flag during the Year of the Dog. It will last four weeks and the Top 500 players will receive a special spray and player icon. Those who complete their placement matches will also receive cosmetic rewards.

Cosmetic Items - A total of 124 new items were released to mark Year of the Rooster. Expect more items to be added with this year's crop of cosmetic content. It has been confirmed that both genji and Mercy will be receiving a brand new Legendary skin each, and one other hero is getting a new Highlight Intro.

Here's the breakdown of what was released last time around:

  • 6 Epic Skins
  • 7 Legendary Skins
  • 3 Emotes
  • 7 Victory Poses
  • 23 Voice Lines
  • 52 Sprays
  • 3 Highlight Intros
  • 23 Player Icons

Comment on this article

  • There are no comments on this article yet! Could you be the first to post one?

Artifact

Discover the very best information about Artifact:

A

Artifact

Artifact: Deck building guide

How you'll build your decks in Valve's upcoming collectible card game.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: Release date (PC, Mac, iOS, Android)

When you can expect Valve's upcoming card game to land.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: The Dota Card Game guide

Our continuously updated guide to everything we know about Artifact.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: Trading guide

Everything we know about how trading will work in Artifact.

A

Call of Duty

Discover the very best information about Call of Duty:

C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: Trailers & Screenshots

Every trailer and screenshot released for COD Blackout so far

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: Vehicles

Our guide to the vehicles that are expected to feature in COD Blackout.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: Weapons list

Your guide to every weapon coming with COD's take on Battle Royale.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout guide

Our complete guide to everything we know about COD's upcoming Battle Royale mode.

C

Destiny 2

Discover the very best information about Destiny 2:

D

Destiny 2

Destiny 2: Forsaken DLC guide - Release date, Annual Pass, New Raid and Gambit Mode

Everything you need to know about Destiny 2's fall expansion.

D
D

Destiny 2

Destiny 2: Forsaken DLC guide - Release date, Annual Pass, New Raid and Gambit Mode

Everything you need to know about Destiny 2's fall expansion.

D
D

Destiny 2

Destiny 2: Faction Rally guide - Dead Orbit, New Monarchy, Future War Cult, faction tokens and gear

Everything you need to know about Destiny 2's Faction Rally events in Season 3.

D
D

Destiny 2

Destiny 2: Override Frequency guide - Sleeper Node locations and Nascent Dawn

How to unlock Override Frequencies and find all Sleeper Nodes across the map.

D
H

Hearthstone

Hearthstone: The Boomsday Project Guide

UPDATED 20th July - Whizbang, Supercollider, Mulchmuncher, Landscaping, Dendrologist and Flobbidinous Floop now included!

H
H

Hearthstone

Hearthstone: Ragnaros' Fire Festival Brawl: Decks and Rewards for Beating Mini-Rag

How to beat this week's Brawl and unlock a higher Firework level.

H
H

Hearthstone

Hearthstone: Magnetic Keyword Guide - Cards and Decks

A list of the Magnetic cards confirmed for the Boomsday Project so far.

1 H
H

Hearthstone

Hearthstone: Play the Boomsday Project early at a special Fireside Gathering

Open you pre-order packs early and play with the new cards at a series of special events

H

League of Legends

Discover the very best information about League of Legends:

L

League of Legends

League of Legends: How to get Riot Points

How to get Riot Points in League of Legends.

L
L

League of Legends

League of Legends: How to get Gemstones

How to get Gemstones in League of Legends.

L
L

League of Legends

League of Legends: How to create, join and leave a club

Our one-stop guide to understanding the club system in League of Legends.

L
L

League of Legends

League of Legends: How to increase Honor

Everything you need to know about the Honor system in League of Legends.

L

Off-Meta

Discover the very best information about Off-Meta:

O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: How to queue for a solo match

Feeling brave? Here's how you can queue up to play solo in Realm Royale.

O
O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: How to get more Shards and spend them at the Forge

How Realm Royale's currency system works and what you can do to earn more.

O
O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: Mage guide - Tips, Best Abilities, Builds and Legendary Weapon

Our complete guide to getting started with the Mage class in Realm Royale.

O
O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: How to download and install

How to grab the game and get stuck into the latest Battle Royale craze.

O

Overwatch

Discover the very best information about Overwatch:

O

Overwatch

Overwatch Support changes announced

Brigitte's Shield Bash to be nerfed while most other healers are buffed.

O
O

Overwatch

Symmetra guide - 2018 - Overwatch

Our massive guide to Symmetra has all of the strategy tips and ability advice you could possibly need.

8 O
O

Overwatch

Overwatch: Endorsement Tracker - How to view your progress

How to track your progress through the Overwatch Endorsement system.

O
O

Overwatch

Hammond (Wrecking Ball) guide - Tips, tricks and strategy advice - Overwatch

Our essential guide to playing the latest tank hero to hit Overwatch.

O

PUBG

Discover the very best information about PUBG:

P

PUBG

PUBG: Guide

UPDATE: New details of Metal Rain - the special limited time event - now included.

1 P
P

PUBG

PUBG: Metal Rain guide

Everything you need to know about the returning special event.

P
P

PUBG

PUBG: War Mode Guide - Huntsmen and Marksmen

Everything you need to know about PUBG's latest event.

P
P

PUBG

PUBG: Event Pass guide - Cost, Release Date, Missions and Rewards

Everything we know so far about PUBG's upcoming Event Pass.

P