Unleash the storm in the Kanezaka Challenge!

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Unleash the storm in the Kanezaka Challenge!

Join the fight now to earn new limited-time rewards, including the Kyōgisha Hanzo skin.

From now until January 25, players will be able to earn a player icon, seven unique sprays, and Kyōgisha Hanzo (epic) for a total of nine new rewards.

  • DESTINATION: KANEZAKA - Explore the newest Deathmatch map
  • RECLAIM YOUR HONOR - Learn how to unlock rewards
  • WATCH TO EARN - Earn special Kanezaka-themed cosmetics by watching Twitch streams
  • POST FOR TOSHIRO YAMAGAMI - Read correspondence from a denizen of Kanezaka


Savor the sights of Kanezaka, a quiet town nestled in the shadow of Hanamura and the site of the newest Deathmatch map. During your visit, cuddle up at the Cat Café and enjoy the company of some feline friends, check out Mochi’s Pottery School, drop by Tora no Sumika (the local bar), or simply stroll down the streets and enjoy the ambience.



Unleash the storm with special Kanezaka-themed content available to unlock in-game. Wins in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade will all earn you a limited-time player icon, a spray, and a new epic skin: Kyōgisha Hanzo!

These special Kanezaka Challenge rewards are a bonus on top of your normal earnings for playing in the Arcade.

Unlock a player icon by winning 3 games, spray for winning 6 games, and Kyōgisha Hanzo for winning 9 games during the Kanezaka Challenge



Unlock additional rewards by watching Twitch streamers before, during, or after matches to get even more Kanezaka-themed cosmetics. Tune in to any Twitch streamer while they’re playing Overwatch now through January 25 to earn six Kanezaka Challenge sprays!

IMPORTANT: To be eligible to receive these Twitch Drops, you must first link your Blizzard account to your Twitch account. Visit the Twitch Connections page to log in and complete the link now.

Earn 6 in-game sprays by watching 6 hours of Overwatch on Twitch during the Kanezaka Challenge

Kanezaka Challenge drops will be available January 12 – 25. All channels streaming in the Twitch Overwatch game category will be available for rewards.

Broadcaster Spotlight Date / Time (PST) Channel
Emongg Jan 12 (11:00 – 19:00) twitch.tv/Emongg
FRAN Jan 13 (16:00 – 21:00) twitch.tv/FRAN
KabajiOW Jan 14 (07:00 – 15:00) twitch.tv/KabajiOW
dafran Jan 15 (00:00 – 04:00) twitch.tv/dafran
TattedPoodle Jan 16 (12:00 – 19:00) twitch.tv/TattedPoodle
LEGDAY Jan 17 (11:30 – 15:30) twitch.tv/LEGDAYGaming
Jordan Fisher Jan 18 (14:00 - 18:00) twitch.tv/JordanFisher
oasisonoverwatch Jan 19 (17:00 – Jan 20 01:00) twitch.tv/oasisonoverwatch
Vale Jan 20 (11:30 – 17:00) twitch.tv/Vale
Sooshikitty Jan 21 (10:00 – 16:00) twitch.tv/Sooshikitty
Kragie Jan 22 (03:00 – 09:00) twitch.tv/Kragiee
Fareeha Jan 23 (05:00 – 17:00) twitch.tv/Fareeha
HayliNic Jan 24 (10:00 – 16:00) twitch.tv/HayliNic
beaver Jan 25 (05:00 – 11:00) twitch.tv/beaver


As winter leads to spring, let me write a letter of lightness. Perhaps it will grant us both a little peace, even as I turn my blade to keeping the peace here from shattering altogether. -Asa