'Overwatch's' new Capture The Flag map and competitive mode is live

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The next Overwatch event, the Lunar New Year celebration to usher in the Year of the Dog, is just around the corner, and game director Jeff Kaplan teased a few details on what gamers can expect from it. Most importantly, Blizzard has revealed the full list of brand new skins that will be available for the duration of the event.

Blizzard the developer of the very popular OVERWATCH game has announced it has released a Thailand Map and new skins to coincide with the Year of The Dog for the Chinese New Year.

The Year of the Dog event is scheduled to begin on February 8 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

Capture the Flag, called Capture the Rooster past year, is returning to Overwatch with a series of updates created to balance the game mode. One change would be the lack of ties.

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And there's more! Picking up the flag has never been more hard. However, certain abilities that provide mobility or invulnerability, such as Winston's Leap, will not cause the flag to drop. Kaplan also suggested that with these restrictions, games don't end in sudden death. Should you decide to try and climb the ladder within competitive capture the flag, you stand the chance to earn a custom player icon and spray.

Six legendary skins will be introduced in the Year of the Dog event - two of the heroes to receive new legendary skins are Mercy and Genji. The map is called Ayutthaya and is the first map built exclusively for capture the flag.

It wouldn't be a special-timed event in Overwatch without a great new Highlight intro.

Overwatch is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Most notably, a new Doomfist buff is skipping the PTR testing phase and going straight into the game.

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