Although there was a number of leaks earlier, Blizzard has confirmed the details for Overwatch’s Year of the Rooster and a new Capture The Flag Mode.
Today players can start earning Lunar Loot Boxes. These contain at least one new item. Lunar Loot boxes will only be available during the Year of the Rooster Event which ends February 13.
Capture the Rooster is a new brawl that is basically Capture the Flag and will last for the duration of Overwatch’s Lunar New Year celebration. Game Director Jeff Kaplan states the mode is purely focused on “fun”, but will have a few rules to make things fair. The two most unique changes are a small timer to pick up the flag and not needing your flag at base to score. There are no plans to make the mode a permanent part of the game however Kaplan suggest that may change later.