How to claim free Overwatch League tokens and OWL skins

. 12 months ago
OWL Skins and Tokens
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With a new season of the Overwatch League just about to start, you’ll want to start earning tokens so that you can represent your favorite teams in-game. Here’s how to earn OWL tokens and, in turn, how to get team skins. 

As the Overwatch League returns for 2021 with its new and improved format, there’ll be plenty OWL tokens up for grabs throughout the season, and you’ll need them!

With a new stunning OWL skin dropping for each new leg of the tournament, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got plenty saved up. We’ve seen the MM-Mei, Ange de la Mort Widowmaker and Haroeris Ana, each of which have made quite the splash.

So, if you’re looking to upgrade your OWL skin wardrobe, here’s how to earn OWL Tokens and, in turn, buy team skins.


How to get OWL tokens

OWL 2021
Blizzard Entertainment
The 2021 Overwatch League season starts April 16 and will be dropping OWL tokens for viewers.

The process for collecting OWL Tokens is pretty simple: the more hours of the Overwatch League you watch, the more tokens you accrue.

You’ll earn five free tokens for every hour that you watch, however these must be redeemed by December 31, 2021 otherwise you will lose them.

In order to start hoarding, you need to link up your account with the YouTube account you plan to watch on. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Sign into YouTube.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Scroll down to “Connected Accounts.”
  4. Select your account.
  5. Click “allow.”
  6. Start watching on the official Overwatch YouTube!

Additionally, you can also buy OWL Tokens outright via the Overwatch store, with 100 Tokens costing around $5/£5.

Once you’ve got those points, though, what do you do with them?

How to buy OWL skins

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OWL Tokens are the only way to rep your team pride!

Buying OWL skins is pretty easy, because there’s a button on the main menu that takes you right to the section to get them!

In order to splash those Tokens, all you need to do is:

  1. Select “Overwatch League” from the Main Menu.
  2. This will bring up the boxes with every team’s icon.
  3. Select your team, and then your hero.
  4. Basic OWL skins cost 100 Tokens, but OWL All Stars and Championship skins are 200. The new event leg skins are also 200 Tokens.

It’s important to note that you’re technically getting two skins for every basic OWL skin you buy. This is because each team’s gear comes with Home and Away skins. Away skins are always white, whereas the Home skins are designed in the team’s main colors.

OWL skin schedule

Overwatch Ana OWL skin
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This stunning new Ana skin is one of Blizzard’s new tournament leg skins.

As aforementioned, the 2021 iteration of OWL sees a new skin drop for each cycle of the tournament. These stunning cosmetics are custom-designed, standing out from the rest of the pack.

The current schedule for these special OWL skins is as follows:

  • May Melee: MM-Mei (April 28 – June 11)
  • June Joust: Ange de la Mort Widowmaker (June 9 – June 21)
  • Summer Showdown: Haroeris Ana (July 6 – 19)
  • Countdown Cup: TBA.

So that’s how to earn Overwatch Tokens and use them to rep your favorite teams! As OWL progresses, be sure to check back on our dedicated Overwatch main page for further coverage!

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