The Lunar New Year in video games

Welcome the Year of the Dragon with the biggest and best in-game events for the Lunar New Year 2024.

The Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year for 2024 takes place on Saturday, February 10. As the Year of the Dragon roars into being, many of our favorite games are celebrating with special events or themed bundles to purchase. Here are all the 2024 Lunar New Year gaming events we’ve seen so far!

Those in the mood for a celebration can add to their personal dragon hoard of high-quality gaming gear visiting the HyperX Store!

Lunar New Year 2024 gaming events

Genshin Impact Lantern Rite Festival / Vibrant Harriers Aloft in Spring Breeze

2024's incarnation of the Lantern Rites festival is called Vibrant Harriers Aloft in Spring Breeze. It brings Wushou dancing with dragon masks to Liyue Harbor, which is once again lit up for the occaision. The event runs February 5 - 26 and offers players the chance to secure a free Xingqiu skin as well as a 4-star selector. You'll need tobe at least AR 20 and have fineshed the Archon Quest Prologue Act 3 to take part. Get involved with the new quests like Paper Shadows A-Foraging and you'll be introduced to the exuberant new character Gaming.

Valorant Scales of Fortune event pass

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Valorant welcomes the Year of the Dragon with a free event pass called Scales of Fortune. Work your way through this to earn items like the Fortune Paws gun buddy, Delightful Stretch spray, and Loong Kee player card. The event arrives alongside some lovely Lunar New Year art on the main menu and the XERØFANG bundle in the game's store.

Overwatch 2 Year of the Dragon

Kiriko runs in front of a lantern-lit temple with fireworks in the sky behind. Overwatch 2 lunar new year of the dragon event gaming 2024
 
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Overwatch 2’s Year of the Dragon event runs from January 30 - February 20. Anyone who logs in during the event will earn the Year of the Dragon player icon for free. It brings the return of the Mischief and Magic prop hunt mode. That's joined by Capture the Flag, Capture the Flag Blitz, and Bounty Hunter. The event offers bonus XP to put towards the Season 8 Battle Pass, and players can earn the Dragon Dance sprays and limited-time titles by completing challenges in modes like Mischief and Magic. Finally, themed skins like Turtleship Legendary D.Va, Dragonfire Legendary Bastion, and Thai culture-inspired Mystic Swan Legendary Mercy return to the store.

Dead by Daylight Lunar New Year Collection

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Sadly it looks like Moonlight Burrow won't be returning this year for Dead by Daylight, but you can head to the game's store to find new outfits for Yun-Jin and Kate, as well as all previous Lunar New Year outfits too.

League of Legends and Wild Rift Lunar Revel

The Annual Lunar New Year celebration comes to League of Legends, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and Teamfight Tactics in 2024. Each game will feature its own Lunar Revel pass and events. In core League, players can complete the Heavenscale missions for free or purchase the LoL Lunar Revel 2024 pass for extra emotes and rewards to spend in the event shop.

In TFT, the Lunar Festival Pass is available to purchase. Work your way through it to unlock new booms based on the lunar new year and the Lantern Prancie. The Golden Dragon Skyscraper Arena has also been added. In Wild Rift, the Dragon Lantern Event and Lunar Extravaganza are taking place. The former includes missions to earn Dragon Lantern Keys, helping you unlock chests for Firecracker skins. The latter features character-specific quests to earn emote rewards, icon borders, and more!

World of Warcraft Lunar Festival

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The yearly Lunar Festival in World of Warcraft runs February 3-17. Celebrations are centered in Moonglade (with camps in other cities), where players gather to dress in Lunar Festival outfits and launch fireworks. This year players can dress an appropriate mount in finery with the Winding Slitherdrake: Lunar Festival Armor available from Valadar Starsong in Moonglade. In addition, the Lunar Pack is available to buy until February 19, including a selection of six mounts based on the zodiac.

Steam’s Lunar New Year Sale

Steam is running Lunar New Year sale, hosted by Steam China which discounts a selection of titles and highlights a selection of recent arrivals. There are also other sales from developers and publishers including Microsoft and Sega.


Spotted any other Lunar New Year gaming events? Drop us a message and we'll do our best to add them! Have your own personal celebration by picking up some fine gaming gear from the HyperX store.

Associate Editor

Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video games stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry@moonrock.biz, or catch him on Twitter.

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