It wouldn’t be an Overwatch season event without swanky skins! Earlier this week, Blizzard announced on their facebook page of the season event “Year of the Rooster” that starts next Tuesday, January 24th.
Overwatch Reddit contributor, hythl0day posted what seems to be an advertisement that “some Chinese player accidentally found” to an upcoming event – so I would take this post with a grain of salt. An image posted to Reddit appears to show ‘Journey to the West” themed skins for Reinhardt, Roadhog, Winston, and Zenyatta.
According to the Reddit post, the advertisement appears to come from Gewara, an online movie ticket company similar to Fandango. These skins are apparently based off of characters from Journey to the West, a classic Chinese novel that was written way back when in the 16th century.
hythl0day states the skins are based on the following below:
“Zenyatta’s Tang Sanzang skin. (Sun Wukong’s Buddhism Master)
Winston’s Sun Wukong skin. (The Monkey King)
Roadhog’s Zhu Bajie Skin. (The pig monster, another apprentice of Tang Sanzang)
Reinhardt’s Sha Heshang skin. (The rivermonster, yet another apprentice of Tang Sanzang)”
The picture is questionable as the bottom advertisement appears to range from the Jan. 24th through Jan. 31st and according to the Reddit post, the text above translates to “Free Trial”. It’s unclear if this means the event will only last a week or maybe there is some kind of offer or promotion during the event that includes the free one-week trial? Who knows.
It’s important to note that all of this can easily be fan-made hoax. Now until Blizzard announces the details of the event, treat this as nothing more but speculation.