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Overwatch artist creates stunning Japanese Ashe and B.O.B. skins

by Bill Cooney

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One creative Overwatch fan has made new skin concepts for Ashe and B.O.B. that would fit right into the game’s Lunar New Year celebrations.

Ashe and B.O.B. were revealed at BlizzCon 2018, but the pair didn’t get any new skins for the 2019 Lunar New Year event.

So artist and Overwatch fan Zoma Phamoz created some awesome ‘Japanese festival’ style skins for the Fan Art Contest held by Blizzard earlier in 2019.

Zoma Phamoz
Zoma Phamoz
Ashe and B.O.B. look ready for Japan.


“Ready for the fireworks to begin”

Ashe has what looks like round black powder grenades instead of the usual sticks of dynamite, and her Viper Rifle has been changed into an old matchlock rifle.

Both she and B.O.B. have been given the appropriate hairstyles, and Ashe would certainly turn some heads with her choice of kimono.

B.O.B. looks great as always, and if you look close you can see the Deadlock Gang logo on the shoulders of his red suit.

Zoma also included a time lapse video of how they made the skins, and it’s pretty interesting to watch the skins come together.


When will Ashe and B.O.B. get new skins?

The next event coming up is Summer Games, which will arrive sometime in August according to Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan, and Ashe and B.O.B. are good candidates for new skins there.

Baptiste was also released after last year’s Summer Games event so he’s probably getting one as well, but the idea of a USA-themed B.O.B. is what really gets us excited for August.

Overwatch players have been promised a lot of new content coming this year, but whether that includes any bonus or unique new skins remains to be seen.