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Lijiang Tower (Lunar New Year) is a version of the standard Lijiang Tower map that replaces it during Year of the Rooster.


The map is physically identical to the original map; the only changes are aesthetic.

  • The map is set during the lunar new year festival, there are continuous fireworks in the background.
  • The MV-261 Orca is filled with lanterns and new year treats.
  • Lanterns are dotted around the map.
  • There are rockets placed around the map. If a player interacts with them, they will ignite and be launched into the sky.


Night Market
Control Center

Capture the Rooster version

Three sub-maps of this reskin are used for Capture the Rooster. The spawn rooms are completely redesigned, and there are a lot of minor differences between the normal map (and the reskin) with Capture the Rooster map:

  • The names of those three maps are changed to "Lijiang Night Market", "Lijiang Garden", and "Lijiang Control Center" instead of "Lijiang Tower: Night Market", "Lijiang Tower: Garden", and "Lijiang Tower: Control Center".
  • Instead of using the normal spawn rooms (the MV-261 Orca ship), a redesigned spawn room is used. It has a huge Chinese-theme room in the middle and two exits on the left and the right.
    • One exit has a longer hallway than the other, and closer to the flag pedestal.
    • These two exits are used to extend the distance between the home flag pedestal and the spawn point, as they create no straight route to the home flag pedestal.
  • Some health packs' locations are changed or removed, especially the packs around the locations of flag pedestal.
  • In Lijiang Night Market, there are two automatic lifts installed in the middle square. It provide an alternative route to the second floor around the flag.

Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black.png February 8, 2017 Patch: Fixed an issue that prevented the Year of the Rooster version of Lijiang Tower from being playable in Quick Play and Competitive Play.

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Hybrid Blizzard World (Winter) •• Eichenwalde (Halloween) •• Hollywood (Halloween) •• King's Row (Winter) •• Numbani
Control Busan •• Ilios •• Lijiang Tower (Lunar) •• Nepal •• Oasis
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CtF Ayutthaya •• Ilios Lighthouse | Well | Ruins •• Lijiang Night Market | Garden | Control Center •• Nepal Village | Shrine | Sanctum •• Oasis City Center | Gardens | University
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