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Overwatch is giving away free loot boxes

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Torbjörn as Santaclad Torbjörn for Winter Wonderland 2017
Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017 - Santaclad Torbjörn

Blizzard is giving each Overwatch player five loot boxes for logging into the game. The giveaway is a part of the Winter Wonderland event. The loot boxes will contain items relevant to the event.

Overwatch's Winter Wonderland event will end in less than a week. I got everything I ever needed in the form of yesterday's 10 hour livestream, but there is more. Starting today, all players will get five free loot boxes just for logging in. 

Five loot boxes would usually cost you £3.99 so think of them as a nice little stocking stuffer and a way to entice you to buy even more boxes. The gambler in you will just love this one. A free taste of new items and in you go, to the land of chance and "I'm sure there'll be something nice in the next one".

BlizzardJunkrat as Beachrat Junkrat for Winter Wonderland 2017Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017 - Beachrat Junkrat

The loot boxes you receive will be the Winter Loot Boxes - meaning they'll contain items relevant to the Winter Wonderland event, which also ends on 01 January. The loot boxes contain new skins, emotes, highlight, player icons, sprays, voice lines, and more. During the event, you can also purchase items you missed during the last year's event.

There are 150 cosmetic items available and one Reddit user's girlfriend got three legendaries from one of her free loot boxes:

BlizzardThree legendaries from a free Winter Wonderland 2017 loot boxOverwatch - Legendaries from a free Winter Wonderland 2017 loot box

In the excitement, he managed to out himself as a Destiny fan by writing "My girlfriend just got 3 exotics in one of her free winter lootboxes". I'm sure no one will hold it against him.

Winter Wonderland kicked off on 13 December and will be live until 01 January. Here's a gallery with the new skins: