Blizzard Entertainment’s annual seasonal event for Monitor 2, Winter Wonderland, is live now, bringing back a trio of wintry arcade modes and welcoming a new batch of themed cosmetics. Players can get at least one for free: Brigitte’s Ice Queen skin, which can be earned by completing challenges in the Winter Wonderland game modes.
Surveillance 2 Winter Wonderland 2022 runs from December 13 to January 4, 2023 and includes the return of four game modes: Mei’s Snowball Offensive, Snowball Deathmatch, Yeti Hunter and Freezethaw Elimination. Veteran Surveillance players will be fairly familiar with these modes, but new players will find two Mei-themed 6v6 Elimination game modes and 8-player FFA Deathmatch with snowballs; a 5v1 mode where five Meis take on a meat-stealing Winston; and a 4v4 freeze tag mode where players try to eliminate opponents by freezing them and keep teammates alive by unfreezing them.
Players who participate in these arcade modes can unlock a series of Christmas tree ornament themed sprays and the epic level Ice Queen skin for Brigitte. To unlock Brigitte’s new skin, one must complete six other Winter Wonderland event challenges, which are:
- Warmth – Unfreeze 15 allies in Freeze Elimination
- Caught A Cold – Catch 6 Snowballs in Snowball Deathmatch
- Abominable – Win a game in Yeti Hunter as Yeti
- Ice Block – Block a snowball with Mei’s Ice Wall
- Unthawed – Win a game in Freezethaw Elimination
- Snowstorm – Win a game in Snowball Deathmatch
- Monster Hunter – Win a game in Yeti Hunter as Mei
- Time for Cocoa – Win a game in Mei’s Snowball Offensive
Winter Wonderland brings with it a bunch of new skins, including a gingerbread-inspired design for Bastion, an ice angel skin for Echo, and the hu tou mao skin for Mei. These cosmetics are all part of Monitor 2in the in-game store of and costs Overwatch Coins to acquire. Winter Wonderland skins from previous years are also available in the in-game store.
Tuesday’s update includes a bunch of new skins that can’t be purchased yet, but can be viewed in-game. Many were showcased in late November as part of Monitor 2and features Medusa Widowmaker, Cyclops Roadhog, Minotaur Reinhardt, and Crustacean Wrecking Ball (which also gets a crab-walking “Scurrying” emote).
Monitor 2 is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.