Despite not having confirmed Overwatch’s next event yet, game director Jeff Kaplan promised that we won’t have to wait long for more content. A lot of it.
Responding to a forum post titled “When are new items coming?,” Kaplan wrote that “a lot” of new content is on its way. “Not only are there some really awesome items coming for upcoming events, early next year we’ll be adding a lot of new items to the base loot box,” Kaplan wrote. “You don’t have long to wait!”
Overwatch are anticipating another winter-themed event, as the December event was last year. The Winter Wonderland added a number of holiday-inspired skins, as well as a new game mode called Mei’s Snowball Offensive. Last year’s event went live on Dec. 13. So if it’s returning again this year, there shouldn’t be too long of a wait, just as Kaplan suggested.
New base items for the loot boxes that Kaplan mentioned are Blizzard-themed skins the developer showed off at BlizzCon in November. The new skins pull from Blizzard’s other franchises, including Diablo, StarCraft, and World of Warcraft. It’s unclear if more new skins will be added to the base loot boxes as well.