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Will-o’-Wisp Tracer is early contender for best Overwatch Halloween skin

by Matt Porter

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Since its release back in 2016, fans of Overwatch have continuously shown their creative chops, designing amazing skins and concept art for the game, inspired by the many heroes who are a part of the title, and their origin stories.

Now, artist Enji Yamakuza has created an amazing Tracer skin based off the story of the will-o’-wisp, which has appeared in many folk tales and urban legends in a number of different countries across the globe.

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Blizzard Entertainment
Tracer is one of the most recognizable Overwatch heroes.


The Will-o’-Wisp Tracer Skin

The Will-o’-Wisp Tracer skin shows Tracer, who is one of the most recognizable heroes in the game, in a way that we have never seen her before.

Tracer’s body appears to be made of wood, with a blue hue on parts of her legs and arms, alongside her hair which sits up in the air behind her in the seem eery tint.

Tracer’s Dual Pistols have also been adjusted, made out of wood instead of metal, while her Pulse Bomb takes the form of a rose - which is also adorned on the back of her chronal accelerator.

Enji Yamakuza
Enji Yamakuza
The Will-O'-Wisp design would be a perfect Halloween skin for Tracer.


Who is Tracer?

Tracer, real name Lena Oxton, is a British time-jumping adventurer who previously worked as an Overwatch agent.

Once a pilot, Tracer was believed to have died in a crash, until she began suddenly appearing after the craft’s teleportation matrix malfunctioned, with Winston creating the accelerator that now allows her to take a proper human form, while also have the ability to control her own time.

Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment
Tracer was a former Overwatch pilot until an accident in a craft.

What is the will-o’-wisp?

The will-o’-wisp is an atmospheric ghostly light seen mainly at night by travelers. The light seems to appear mainly over bogs, marshes, and swamps.

In some cultures, it’s said that the will-o’-wisp leads weary travelers into the swamps by resembling a flickering lantern, while in Europe, many believe them to be the spirits of the dead, fairies or other supernatural beings.

Unfortunately for Overwatch fans, it’s unlikely that we’ll ever see this skin in the game, but Blizzard is expected to release some awesome skins of their own in time for Halloween 2019.