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Every new Overwatch Anniversary 2019 skin – Pictures, rarities, and more

Published: 21/May/2019 19:30 Updated: 21/May/2019 22:30

by Bill Cooney


The Overwatch Anniversary event has finally arrived and it brings 11 new skins, five Epic and six Legendary for players to collect.

Overwatch only revealed two skins, both Legendaries for D.Va and Winston before the event began, so players didn’t really have an idea of what the new skins were until the event went live.

Listed below are all of the new skins for Overwatch’s 2019 Anniversary event with the Epic skins first followed by the Legendaries.

Midnight D.Va

Blizzard EntertainmentWe get two new D.Va skins this event, lucky us.

The Overwatch gods seem to have favored D.Va mains for this event because she gets two new skins with Midnight being the new Epic.

The Midnight skin has similar pink to her classic skin, except with carbon fiber throughout and Baby D.Va has black hair instead of her usual brunette. 

Oro Sombra

Blizzard Entertainment“Oro” is Spanish for gold.

Sombra also gets a new Epic skin that gives her a gold color palette and an extra layer of eyeliner.

It may not be the craziest new skin, but Sombra players will definitely appreciate the surprise new skin for their hero.

Electric Widow

Blizzard EntertainmentThe new Electric Widow skin is pretty shocking (sorry).

It wouldn’t be an event without a new Widow skin and Electric Widow is pretty good-looking, as far as Epic skins go.

She’s been given some teal hair and white armor, with her gun getting the same color palette as well.

Carbon Fiber Pharah

Blizzard EntertainmentPharah, like D.Va, also got two skins for Anniversary 2019.

The first of Pharah’s two skins for this year’s Anniversary and Like D.Va’s skin of the same name, the Epic one changes her armor to look like Carbon Fiber.

This skin definitely looks pretty sleek and along with the Carbon Fiber pattern it also has a few red panels as well.

Carbon Fiber Doomfist

A skin definitely worthy of a Talon boss.

Someone at Blizzard was obviously a fan of the Carbon Fiber pattern this year, because Doomfist got a skin featuring the design as well.

Like most Epic skins it doesn’t change a ton, but does make his fist and regular arm covered in Carbon Fiber and some new paint on his head.

Gargoyle Winston

Gargoyle Winston, in his natural habitat.

We’ve already covered Winston’s new Gargoyle skin, since it was one of the skins revealed ahead of time for this event.

The coolest part of this skin might just be Winston’s Tesla Cannon, which has been transformed into a mini handheld cathedral, complete with stained glass windows.

Academy D.Va

Did D.Va’s new skin “break the internet”? The jury is still out.

Academy D.va was the other skin previewed by Blizzard before the event officially began and it was the most highly anticipated skin for this year’s Anniversary event, for D.Va mains at least.

It gives D.Va’s MEKA an even more mech-like look with a robot head that looks very similar to the video game in D.Va’s room on the Busan MEKA base map.

Baby D.Va gets a very appropriate student outfit and some glasses that players either love or hate, for whatever reason.

Honeydew Mei

Blizzard EntertainmentBeing Overwatch’s meteorologist obviously doesn’t pay all the bills.

Mei’s new legendary skin for Anniversary 2019 was actually leaked before the start of the event, but it’s still pretty awesome either way.

Overwatch’s resident meteorologist looks ready to serve up some smoothies and Snowball makes the cutest smoothie shop mascot we’ve ever seen.

Riot Police Brigitte

Blizzard Entertainment“Respect my Authority!” -Brigitte mains, probably.

There may be no better skin for Brigitte than a Riot Cop and she looks ready to beat down some protestors, peaceful or not, or anyone attempting to get close to the point.

Brigitte is decked out in full riot gear and even has red and blue sirens placed inside her helmet.

With this skin, it looks like Officer D.Va will finally be able to get some backup when things get out of hand and the enemy team gets a little rowdy. 

Toxic Roadhog

Blizzard Entertainment“Toxic” Roadhog? But Roadhog players are some of the nicest out there…

One of the most unique skins for this year’s Anniversary Event is Toxic Roadhog, he’s decked out in a full Haz-Mat suit with a globe containing a skull and some toxic waste where his head should be.

Some players might think Junkrat would be a much more worthy recipient of the “Toxic” skin, but either way, this could be one of Roadhog’s best yet.

Orbital Pharah

Pharah’s burning out her fuse up there alone.

Last, but certainly not least, is Pharah’s new Legendary skin called Orbital, which for a hero that has a jetpack, is very appropriate.

Like the name suggests, Pharah is ready to go into orbit around Horizon with a spacesuit and a clear space helmet that will look really good in her highlight intros.


Overwatch players discover Reinhardt is “broken” with new hammer buff

Published: 4/Dec/2020 23:18

by Michael Gwilliam


A new buff to Reinhardt on the Overwatch Experimental Card may be a bit too strong after players did some testing with his hammer.

The December 3 Overwatch patch brought in some big changes to three different heroes with Baptiste getting a nerf to Immorality Field, D.Va’s health getting reconfigured and Reinhardt seeing an increase to his hammer swing damage.

With his swing damage improved from 75 damage to 85, these has opened up some new damage breakpoints when factoring in Mercy and Zenyatta damage boosts.

The key thing to keep in mind with most Overwatch buffs is how they are influenced by other modifiers. With most heroes being at 200 HP, the sooner your damage can exceed that, the better.

Reinhardt on Hollywood
Blizzard Entertainment
Reinhardt’s damage got a nice buff.

In the case of Reinhardt, his damage increase from 75 to 85 may not seem too insane until you start to factor in damage boosts. Mercy’s damage boost amplifies a hero’s attacks by 30% while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb makes it so any hero who is discorded takes 30% extra damage.

Previously, with 75 damage, one swing by Reinhardt while damage boosted or attacking a discorded target would deal 97.5. Now, however, when factoring in the 10 additional damage, that number becomes 110.5.

All it takes now is just two swings onto a 200 HP hero for Reinhardt to delete them, making the buff extra strong when he’s paired with a Mercy or Zenyatta.

Plus, there are a couple of extra elements to factor in. Reinhardt’s hammer deals cleave damage, which means that he can hit multiple enemies with a single blow. If he’s damage boosted by Mercy, he could take down teams with ease.

Not only that, but the Experimental patch also gave Reinhardt 50 extra health, meaning he has a bit more room to swing and live to tell the tale. This doesn’t even include the additional ultimate charge he will generate by doing more damage.

As you can see in the short clip, with the boost, Reinhardt can delete the 200 HP practice range bot in just one second, prompting Jon to caption the video: “Rein is broken.”

Reinhardt holds shield up
Blizzard Entertainment
Reinhardt is a much more deadly tank with these buffs.

Others agreed. “Buffing Rein and D.Va when they don’t need it instead of nerfing overpowered heroes isn’t good man,” a user replied.

“I don’t think this is the answer we are looking for but I guess it’s better than what we got?” Florida Mayhem content creator Samito further chimed in referring to the state of the meta.

It will be interesting to see what the devs decide to do with these Reinhardt buffs and if they make it through to the live game after the experimental period ends.