For the first time since Overwatch launched, Mardi Gras has invaded the world filled with heroes and villains for a new experience to enjoy within Blizzard's shooter. Show us those beads and get those rewards, because there's a new skin in town and a few new cosmetics to enjoy. 

Unfortunately, there's no new mode to go with this Mardi Gras event specifically, though the Experimental Mode did just launch as well. But before we get into that, here's what you need to know about Ashe's Mardi Gras skin and how you can unlock all of the new goodies. 

Ashe Mardi Gras Challenge: PLAY TO EARN

Your wins in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade will earn you new player icons, a new spray, and a new epic skin: Mardi Gras Ashe (and Bob)!

  • Win 3 Games | 2 Player Icons
  • Win 6 Games | 1 New Spray
  • Win 9 Games | Mardi Gras Ashe (and Bob) Epic Skin

Ashe Mardi Gras Challenge: WATCH TO EARN

You can watch Twitch streamers play the new event as well for even more Ashe cosmetics thanks to Twitch drops. This is going on from now until March 9th: 

  • Watch 2 Hours | 1 New Spray
  • Watch 4 Hours | 2 New Sprays
  • Watch 6 Hours | 2 New Sprays

As for the new Experimental Mode: "The Experimental mode allows the Overwatch team to test major gameplay changes, similar to how balance updates are tested in the public test realm (PTR) but now available for both PC and console players in the live game. Progressions earned in the Experimental mode is kept in your account unlike the PTR. Changes introduced in Experimental are not guaranteed to go into the live game."

You can learn more about that here with our previous coverage as well as here for the massive Q&A done with Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan. As for the Overwatch Mardi Gras event, it's now live on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.