There are several Overwatch characters in Blizzard’s MOBA Heroes of the Storm, and some of the skins they have available in that game make Overwatch players green with envy.
Heroes of the Storm came out in 2015 and it’s added a total of 7 Overwatch heroes to it’s roster since: Hanzo, D.Va, Ana, Junkrat, Lucio, Zarya and Tracer.
Each hero has their own unique skins in Heroes and some Overwatch players probably wouldn’t mind them being added to their favorite game.
Here are ten of the best Heroes of the Storm skins we’d like to see in Overwatch:
Technically, Nova isn’t an Overwatch hero, but Widowmaker has a Nova skin in Overwatch, and Nova also has a Widowmaker skin in Heroes, so we’ll let this one slide.
“Novazon” is a spin on Amazon and the armor sort of resembles Zarya’s Barbarian skin. Widow would also get a crossbow instead of her rifle, just like Sombra’s Demon Hunter skin.
Like a lot of the Heroes skins, the hitbox and some other things would need to be tweaked and adjusted to make it work in Overwatch, but it would be a ton of fun to score headshots with a crossbow.
Tracer is the poster girl for Overwatch, so she usually gets some pretty great skins, but some of the best examples are in Heroes of the Storm.
Spectre Tracer sort of resembles her Anniversary Graffiti skin, but with a more military style gas mask and bayonets on her pistols, whatever good that would do.
Probably because Heroes of the Storm is viewed from the top down and the character models are smaller, Tracer’s guns seems a little large in the Heroes screenshot.
Lucio is a classic Overwatch hero, but he could always use some more great skins, and his Soundblast skin from Heroes would be a great place to start.
It gives Lucio a cybernetic-looking helmet that definitely fits with the hero, and could be the next step of his incorporation of Vishkar Corporation technology, to draw from Overwatch's limited lore on the Brazilian DJ.
Overwatch features a few skins from StarCraft, another Blizzard game, but nowhere near as many as Heroes.
One page Overwatch could take out of their playbook is a great skin called Goliath D.Va, named after the Terran unit in the StarCraft series.
Besides being an awesome tribute to one of the greatest RTS series of all time, this skin also has two massive rocket launchers on top of D.Va’s mech, finally solving the age old mystery of where her Micro Missiles come from.
This skin takes Genji’s original look and transforms him into more cybernetic dragon than ninja with some sweet new armor.
His sword looks more like something out of Dark Souls than a sleek katana, but no doubt it would be plenty of fun to Dragonblade enemies with.
Zarya is often considered by Overwatch players to have the most disappointing selection of skins to choose from, and the great skins she has available in Heroes only make it hurt that much more.
Cyberdemon Zarya gives the Russian armor that resembles Genji’s Blackwatch skin and the coolest looking Particle Cannon we’ve ever seen.
The first thing you might say when you see the Fallen Junkrat Heroes of the storm skin is, "That looks a lot like his Krampus skin in Overwatch," and you would be kind of right.
The great thing about the Fallen skin though is that it could be used any time of year, not just during the holidays, and the red skin really makes Junkrat look like the demon he is.
This Lucio skin was introduced for the new Caldeum Complex Heroes of the Storm event and it is without a doubt one of his best in either HotS or Overwatch.
It gives the Brazilian DJ a demon outfit and even a mask that would definitely make an impression on opponents before you boop them off the edge.
Plenty of Overwatch-playing Lucio mains will be wondering sadly why HotS got this skin while they're still rocking Bitrate from last year's Anniversary event.
It seems like all of Zarya’s cool skins went to HotS, for some reason and Phantom Knight is no exception.
This skin is what would happen if you took Reinhardt’s Bloodhardt skin, made it even more badass, and put it on Zarya instead.
Once again, her weapon for this skin is probably cooler than any of her skins available in Overwatch.
Ever since this D.Va the Destroyer came out in Heroes, Overwatch fans have been wondering why Blizzard wouldn’t bring such an awesome skin to the character’s original game.
Looking at the skin, which was made along with other Diablo-themed HotS cosmetics, it’s easy to see why. Her MEKA has been made into a mean-looking demon, and Hana is no longer the cute K-POP star we know and love.
Instead, she looks ready to rain death and destruction on all who stand before her, which is all D.Va mains really want to do anyways.
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