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Overwatch leak reveals new Mei skin for Anniversary 2019

by Joe O'Brien

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A new Mei skin has been leaked as part of the new cosmetics for this year’s Overwatch Anniversary event.

The 2019 Anniversary event will celebrate three years since the release of Overwatch, and is due to kick off on May 21 and end on June 10.

As with all events, one of the highlights for many players will be the new cosmetics on offer, with this year’s Anniversary offering six new skins, of which three will be of Epic rarity and six will be Legendary. The event will also include new Dance emotes for Ashe, Baptiste, and Wrecking Ball.

So far, Blizzard have revealed the D.Va skin that was promised to “break the internet”, which turned out to be “Academy D.Va”, as well as a new skin for Winston titled “WinSTONE”, which sees him transformed into a stone gargoyle.

Now, a leak has revealed a third new skin, which sees Mei sporting what appears to be a server’s uniform at some kind of shop or restaurant.

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The new Mei skin for Anniversary 2019.

While the name or rarity of this skin haven’t been revealed, significant changes to Mei’s character model such as the short sleeves, cap, and bow suggest this is more likely to be one the Legendary skins.

The Anniversary skins will be available for the duration of the event in Anniversary loot boxes, as well as being directly purchasable with credits. The new Legendary skins will cost 3000 credits each, and the new epics will cost 1800 credits each.

Blizzard haven’t yet announced what else fans can expect from the 2019 Anniversary event. For the 2018 iteration, all previous event Brawls were featured on a rotating schedule in the Arcade, allowing players to experience modes that otherwise only appear once per year in their respective events.

The Anniversary also typically features a new arena map to join the pool of smaller maps that are used for modes like Deathmatch and 3v3 games, but Blizzard have yet to reveal such a map if there is indeed a new one on its way.