Many gamers feel that the most recent Lunar New Year Celebration in Overwatch 2 is “worthless” because the game recycles material from prior years’ events in order to provide it to its player base during this year’s celebration. This has led to the event being criticized.
In terms of its events, Overwatch 2 has a checkered past, to say the least. It’s reasonable to say that Blizzard’s events have been either a total hit or a complete miss. This is evidenced by the contentious pricing of the Witch Kiriko skin that was available during the Halloween Terror event as well as the innovative and one-of-a-kind Battle for Olympus game mode.
The most recent Lunar New Year event, which is known as the Year of the Rabbit, was just launched, and its following has almost universally expressed their dissatisfaction with it. Players are dissatisfied with the stuff that Blizzard has provided for them this year because it consists of little more than a weapon charm, a memento, and a recolored version of Echo and Moira that was used in prior years.
Disappointment in Overwatch 2’s Event Content and Game Mode
Veteran players are calling the event “totally meaningless and worthless,” with older players being jaded by the current event format. This is due to the overwhelming absence of new additions that Blizzard put out for the event. Another person expressed their confusion by stating, “I thought OW1 was in the ‘low maintenance’ mode for years because OW2 was meant to be loaded with material.”
In addition to the cosmetics that Blizzard released, users are also dissatisfied with the way that the event game mode was implemented. A remark based on the previous debate “Year of the rabbit is here!” is a comment made by Vnczb03 during the accompanying debate.
The new Free for All (FFA) event game mode prevents players from taking part in the competition as a team, thereby removing the option to do so and making it impossible to compete with friends.
It remains to be seen whether Blizzard will be able to come through with better material for events in the future; but, for the time being, players will continue to voice their dissatisfaction with the lack of content within Overwatch 2’s events.