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How to get an Overwatch League skin for free until April 29

Published: 10/Apr/2020 20:21

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch League fans finally have a chance to earn some free tokens and unlock a new team skin, but it’s not by watching matches on YouTube.

The League switched from broadcasting on Twitch to showing all matches on YouTube for the 2020 season, and a lot of fans were disappointed that the move also took away their ability to earn OWL Tokens.

Tokens are an in-game currency in Overwatch that allows players to purchase skins and other cosmetics from the League tab. Players used to earn them for free by watching games on Twitch with a linked account, but that option isn’t available on the new platform.

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OWL fans who watched every match to earn tokens haven’t been thrilled with the move to YouTube.

That means, in order to pick up new skins this year, players either have to purchase Tokens, or if you’ve been planning ahead, had them saved up from previous seasons.

However, for a limited time, Overwatch League fans will be able to earn enough free Tokens for a team skin of their choice.

All you have to do is use an email that’s connected to your Blizzard account to sign up for the Overwatch League mailing list. Even if you’re already receiving League emails, you can still input your information to get the free tokens, but if you want to take advantage of the offer, you need to do so by April 29.

After you sign up, the Tokens should appear sometime before May 6, as long as you use the same email connected to the Blizzard account you play Overwatch on.

There’s one more stipulation as well: the 100 free tokens you receive have to spent by May 31, 2020, or they’ll just disappear from your account.

Unfortunately, the promotion began just a day after the San Francisco Shock’s Championship Doomfist skin became unavailable, so only regular team skins can be unlocked with this method.

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The exclusive Thunder Doomfist skin was packed into the vault on April 9.

While this still doesn’t solve the main problem that many fans have with not receiving drops from YouTube, at least it gives them the opportunity to pick up a League skin for free.

Whether or not the League will reward Tokens for watching matches on YouTube in the future remains to be seen, but it would definitely encourage a few more people to tune in each week.

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How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney

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Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

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You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.