Year in Games 2021

Gaming's weirdest holiday trend peaked in 2021

When did video games start making Santa Claus so buff?

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Here’s a look at 8 buff Santas in games.

Epic Games

8. Santa 47

From: Hitman 3

IO Interactive

IO Interactive

7. Father Winter

From: Battlefield 2042

EA

“Today, we have other priorities, and so whilst we have the skins, we presently have no plans to utilize all of them this Holiday.”

- Battlefield Direct Communication

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EA

6. Santa Saejima

From: Yakuza 5

Sega

Sega

Sega

5. Splitmas Skin

From: Splitgate

1047 Games

1047 Games

4. Blackbeard Bliss

From: Rainbow Six Siege

Ubisoft

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a festive gun skin and a buff Santa to wield it in Rainbow Six Siege.

3. Sgt. Winter

From: Fortnite

Epic Games

Epic Games

2. Torbjorn

From: Overwatch

Activision Blizzard

Activision Blizzard

1. Santa Braum

From: League of Legends

Riot Games

Riot Games

Bonus: Sumo Santa

From: the Clayfighter series.

Interplay

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Year In Games 2021 is an Inverse celebration of the most unforgettable adventures, stories, innovations, and characters in interactive entertainment.