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All new Overwatch Anniversary 2020 event skins & prices

Published: 19/May/2020 21:58

by Bill Cooney

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The best part of any new Overwatch event is always the new hero skins that come with it, and Anniversary 2020 is certainly no exception.

There are five new Legendary and three new Epic skins for a total of eight brand new hero looks for Anniversary 2020. The Epics are only available through the three weekly challenges, which require players to win nine games in set amount of time.

It’s important to note that Anniversary is the only time of the year when every past event hero skin is also able to be unlocked as well, so any cosmetics you may have missed will also be up for grabs in event loot boxes.

Carbon Fiber Sigma – Epic – Week One Challenge (May 19 – 26)

Sigma is the first hero to have a skin available in the weekly mini-challenges that have become commonplace during Overwatch events.

They’re extremely simple too, all you have to do is win nine games of any game mode in a week, and you’ll unlock the skin. Carbon Fiber Sigma is available from May 19 to May 26, before our next skin becomes the reward.

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Sigma finally gets some fly shades with his new Carbon Fiber skin.

Fleur de Lis Widowmaker – Epic – Week Two Challenge (May 26 – June 2)

Widowmaker’s Fleur de Lis skin is the second Epic challenge skin, available from May 26 to June 2.

The Fleur de Lis is a popular symbol in France, which means it makes the perfect skin for Overwatch’s resident French hero.

It’s important to remember that none of these Epic skins can be purchased outright, so to unlock them you’ll have to do the challenges or miss out on them for good.

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It’s quite the classy skin for an equally classy hero.

Masked Man McCree – Epic – Week Three Challenge (June 2 – June 9)

Finally, the last weekly challenge reward skin is Masked Man McCree, available from June 2 to June 9.

This skin is obviously inspired by The Lone Ranger as well (it literally says “Ranger” on his poncho as well).

His belt buckle reads “HYSA” which is a nod to The Lone Ranger’s famous catchphrase “Hi Yo Silver, Away!” in reference to his horse, Silver, and not our DPS Competitive rank.

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Who is the man behind the mask?

Dragoon Mercy – Legendary – 3000 Credits

Sadly, Mercy’s new Dragoon skin didn’t turn out to be another StarCraft crossover, but that doesn’t change the fact it looks great.

Not everyone is a fan of this skin’s color scheme, and some fans have even come up with their own alternatives, but for now, it seems we’ll just have settle for green.

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Mercy joins Symmetra with a dragon-themed skin of her own for Anniversary 2020.

Huitzilopochtli Zenyatta – Legendary – 3000 Credits

Huitzilopochtli Zenyatta, besides being an absolute mouthful of a name, is also one of those top-tier skins that every Zen main will need to pick up before Anniversary 2020 wraps up on June 9.

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Try saying the name of this skin five times fast.

Submarine Wrecking Ball – Legendary – 3000 Credits

A fine addition to anyone’s Wrecking Ball collection, the new Submarine skin will feel even more appropriate as you Piledrive the enemy team’s backline. Maybe the mines for his ultimate will also be transformed into floating ocean mines, for that extra little touch.

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Submarine captain Hammond is one of those skins we never knew we needed until we saw it.

Masquerade Reaper – Legendary – 3000 Credits

Reaper’s new Masquerade skin definitely deserves its “Legendary” title, since it’s definitely one of the most-requested skins in Overwatch history.

It might not look exactly like the amazing fan art of the skin did, but Blizzard’s version does just as good of a job at looking fantastic.

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After four years, we finally got Reaper’s Masquerade skin.

Little Red Ashe – Legendary – 3000 Credits

Ashe’s skins area always a bonus because she gets a skin for B.O.B. as well, and Anniversary 2020 knocked it out of the park by turning her into Little Red Ridinghood, and her butler into the Big Bad Wolf. This is one we can’t wait to unlock.

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Ashe looks good sure, but check out how great B.O.B. is in this skin.
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Overwatch dev hints at Kraków, Poland map for Overwatch 2

Published: 20/Jan/2021 2:33

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Overwatch players have been dying to know more details about Overwatch 2, but while the developers have remained tight-lipped on the details, they hinted that one of the new maps could take place in Kraków, Poland.

Overwatch 2’s development is still a mystery in many ways. It’s been delayed time and time again, with no release date in sight. To make matters worse, a series of job listings suggest it’s still far from completion. However, Dexerto’s Bill Cooney is confident that a delay could be a blessing in disguise.

Either way, fans are dying for more information. Fortunately, the developers have finally started dropping some hints, but it has nothing to do with an official release date. Instead, it has to do with a potential new map in Overwatch 2.

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It feels like an eternity has passed since Overwatch 2 was first announced back in 2019.

A team of developers talked about the new map, Kanezaka, in a recent interview on the official website. They discussed the inspiration for the map along with its design and what players can expect. 

The interviewer then asked them, “If you could choose any location for a new Overwatch map, where would it be?” They probably expected to get a simple answer. Instead, they got a bombshell.

“You’ll see in Overwatch 2!” said the developers. One dove a little deeper and added, “Kraków, Poland. This is a city that I visited a few times and fell in love with. The medieval architecture is beautiful and well preserved, the city has very pleasant plazas and open spaces, with lots of interesting shapes and colors!”

Tracer blinks into Overwatch 2
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Tracer would have a field day blinking through the infrastructure of Kraków, Poland.

At this stage, it’s nothing more than a hint. However, it’s a pretty strong one and a sign that it could be in the works.

Overwatch fans would love to see more locations in the sequel, and there’s no doubt that Kraków would be a great addition.

Hopefully, it’s the first of many more hints and the developers will reveal more details on what players can expect in Overwatch 2.