Overwatch is celebrating the holidays in a major way with the return of the “Winter Wonderland” event allowing players the chance to unlock unique winter-themed holiday loot, while players after the occasion will also receive an additional goodie.
Over on the Battle.net forums for Overwatch, Blizzard’s Josh Engen wrote that players at the game will be getting two emotes at no cost at January following the conclusion of their Winter Wonderland event (both poses are available now in the game’s PTR). The emotes in question will be the “Toast” emote for Bastion and Sombra, where they enjoy a wonderful cup of a hot beverage after claiming victory.
The justification for the free emotes is that both poses “weren’t originally intended for usage” in the Winter Wonderland event, but was viewed in promotional material for Overwatch‘s vacation occasion, which Engen stated “understandably” perplexed some players as to the reason they weren’t available during the function.
To compensate for the confusion, Engen explained that both poses will be accessible to players in January “regardless of whether they logged in to Overwatch through the Winter Wonderland event,” and regardless of whether or not they’ve bought Winter Loot Boxes.
Overwatch is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.