Overwatch unveils fantastic new Reinhardt skin for Year of the Pig - Dexerto
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Overwatch unveils fantastic new Reinhardt skin for Year of the Pig

Published: 21/Jan/2019 1:25 Updated: 21/Jan/2019 1:31

by Bill Cooney

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The latest skin to be revealed for Overwatch’s Lunar New Year event is an instant classic for Reinhardt called ‘Guan Yu’.

Overwatch’s Lunar New Year event happens around this time every year and so far, skins for Reaper and Hanzo have been revealed.

Hanzo and Reinhardt’s skins have something in common: they’re both rocking some massive, flowing facial hair.

Reinhardt’s skin has a good-looking green and gold theme, and there’s an awesome looking dragon head on his arm for his shield.

It’s a bit hard to tell from the official reveal video, but Reinhardt’s hammer seems to be made out of some kind of green stone, and also features a fearsome-looking dragon head on top.

Overwatch’s tweet about the new skin also mentioned Capture the Flag, which probably means the mode will be coming back to Arcade Mode for this year’s event. 

Overwatch’s Lunar New Year event is themed each year on the Chinese zodiac, and this year is celebrating the Year of the Pig.

The event starts on Thursday, January 24 and will go on until Monday, February 18; just after the first weekend of the Overwatch League.

There’s still four days left until the beginning of the Year of the Pig celebrations, which means we could see at least four more new skins revealed before then.

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New Overwatch Ashe skin teased in “Deadlock Rebels” book

Published: 25/Feb/2021 20:47

by Michael Gwilliam

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An upcoming Overwatch book seems to be hinting at a possible new Ashe skin coming to the game, possibly for the Anniversary or Archives events.

Overwatch fans spotted a new cover for the book online and noticed how Ashe has a completely different look than the one most players are familiar with.

In this, she still sports her white hair, but wears a red jacket and dark black pants while standing back-to-back with McCree, who seems to be drawn in his “Deadlock” skin look from the Archives event.

According to the book’s synopsis on Amazon, Deadlock Rebels takes place when Ashe is still in high school and is arrested before her graduation. As such, her parents cut her off from the family fortune.

Ashe escorts the payload
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Ashe has quickly become one of the most popular Overwatch heroes.

From there, she teams up with her butler B.O.B and McCree to steal back what the book claims is “rightfully hers.”

Furthermore, the synopsis states that the novel will explore the founding of the Deadlock Gang – one of Overwatch’s more underdeveloped factions.

The poster has fans hopeful that they’ll be able to get their hands on this new look Ashe in the form of a future skin.

“Yoooo, Young Ashe looks great. I hope we will get that as a skin since we already got the McCree one?” one asked on Twitter.

“I smell a new Ashe skin coming!” another remarked.

The book is set to release on June 1, 2021, so it doesn’t quite line-up with the new Archives event, which begins in either April or March.

McCree Deadlock skin
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The skin seems connected to Deadlock McCree.

However, the Anniversary event may be very likely, as every time that event has happened it’s run from May to June – which suggests the next event will overlap with the book’s release.

Although nothing is confirmed just yet, and this new look for Ashe could be exclusive to the novel itself, hopefully, Blizzard does end up releasing a skin based on this younger Ashe in the future.