Almost immediately after Overwatch announced its latest Lunar New Year event, images that appeared to be brand-new skins for the Year of the Rat started to pop up online.
Overwatch announced out of nowhere that Lunar New Year 2020 would begin on January 16 and run through February 5.
Players were without any information on what new hero skins they could expect for about an hour, until Reddit user “DocterrificDoc” posted a link on Reddit to an album containing what seem to be leaked images of the brand-new event skins.
There’s been no confirmation from Blizzard at the time of writing about whether or not the skins are legit, but Dexerto has reached out to the publisher and will update if/when we get a response.
Without any further delay, let’s take a look at what new skins Overwatch fans could be unlocking for Lunar New Year 2020. No names or rarities were provided with the leaked skin images, so how much each will actually cost remains to be seen.
This Winston skin changes the scientist’s armor to a jade green with gold highlights, and gives him orange hair on top of it all.
The skin doesn’t make too many drastic changes to Winston’s original appearance other than color, so if we had to guess, we’d say this would probably come in as an Epic, costing 1500 credits to unlock.
Doomfist’s Lunar New Year Skin gives the hero a gold fist and some matching pants. It’s hard to tell from the image, but his eyes seem to be all white, which would instantly make this skin a whole lot more intimidating.
Whether this skin is an Epic or Legendary is harder to tell than for Winston’s new duds, but again, it doesn’t change too much of Doomfist’s original skin other than colors and textures, so it would seem to be another Epic, as well.
Wrecking Ball’s Year of the Rat skin has festive white designs on a red background with gold trim. Hammond himself doesn’t seem to have changed much, though.
This would seem to be the last Epic skin from the leaked images, and we don’t know if these skins will be available as part of weekly challenges during the event, but based on how things went in 2019, it wouldn’t come as a massive a surprise.
Brigitte’s leaked skin gives her red and gold armor with massive shoulderpads that would make a World of Warcraft character proud.
Fun fact: Brigitte has received a skin for every Lunar New Year event she’s been a part of since being released in March of 2018. With how this one looks, she’ll likely be adding another Legendary skin to her Hero Gallery.
Sombra’s New Year skin is purple (of course), with a mask covering her face and a magnificent hat overflowing with orbs.
Without a doubt, this skin would be Legendary, which means it will cost players a cool 3000 credits to unlock if they don’t score it in a loot box.
The first thing we noticed about this skin was how similar it looked to Tracer’s Hong Gildong skin from 2019 – particularly the flat brim hat both heroes wear.
Yes, Lúcio’s cap is red instead of a straw one, but we can all agree that this skin would come into the game as a Legendary, which denotes a 3000 credit price tag.
Blizzard decided to somehow make Moira even more intimidating by giving her a mask that’s only beaten in creepiness by Ana’s legendary Tal Mask skin.
At least this Legendary skin finally makes Moira look like the damage orb dealing demon Overwatch players know she is.