When is Overwatch Lunar New Year 2021?

The Overwatch Lunar New Year event in 2021 is proceeding as planned.
The Overwatch Lunar New Year event in 2021 is proceeding as planned. | Blizzard Entertainment

The Overwatch Lunar New Year event in 2021 is proceeding as planned.

Overwatch players are wondering when the annual Overwatch Lunar New Year event will kick-off—and with good reason. It goes without saying that everyone could use a pick-me-up after the events of 2020. The first event of the year should bring better vibes and excitement to the whole community, hopefully going off without a hitch.

Here's everything to know about the Lunar New Year event.

When is Overwatch Lunar New Year 2021?

While an official release date has yet to be announced, some have begun speculating that there will be at least an announcement toward the end of January. Historically, the event tends to start late in the month and stretch into February. Additionally, most updates tend to drop on Tuesdays, making Jan. 19 or 26 the most likely days to kick it off.

With the Winter Wonderland event close to ending, players should expect a concrete announcement following in short order. After all, it's always good to have something to look forward to. More information should become available around then, as well, including featured skins, possible new challenges, and more.

The real Lunar New Year takes place on Friday, Feb. 12, and celebrates the Year of the Ox in 2021. For those unaware, this is a major holiday in Chinese culture, resulting in over a full week to celebrate from Feb. 11 to the Lantern Festival on Feb. 26. A week or two leading up is well deserved.