Lunar New Year 2019: skins, highlight intros, and emotes

Lunar New Year 2019: skins, highlight intros, and emotes

The Lunar New Year 2019 event - Year of the Pig - is finally live! Have a look at all the skins, highlight intros, and emotes available for the next weeks.

The Year of the Pig event introduces six new legendary skins, two epic ones, and hundreds of new cosmetics. All the items released during the previous years are also available at a discounted credit price.

The competitive Capture the Flag mode is back. This second season will feature all the previous maps - Ayutthaya and festive Lijiang Tower - and a new festive CTF version of the Busan map.

The event will take place from January 24th to February 18th.


Lunar New Year 2019



Highlight Intros



Rattle Drum

Yut Nori

Lunar New Year 2019 Trailer

Lunar New Year 2018

The Year of the Dog event will run until March 5. Blizzard decided to extend the event for an entire month to give everyone the chance to enjoy it and the new competitive CTF map.

This year’s event added six new legendary skins for Widowmaker, Pharah, Genji, McCree, Mercy, and Zarya, for a total of 19 themed cosmetics. There are also 4 highlight intros, 5 emotes, victory poses, and plenty more content.

To learn more about the event, and particularly on the new Sudden-Death mechanic for Capture the Flag maps, check out our summary of the latest developer update.

The pictures below showcase also the skins of the past year.



Highlight Intros




Lion Dancer




Secret Friend




So excited



Lunar New Year 2018 Trailer

Lunar New Year 2017 Trailer

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