Overwatch Heroes Are Getting New Skins Based on Other Blizzard Franchises

A slew of new skins will be added to Overwatch inspired by classic characters from other Blizzard IP's sometime in early 2018.

on November 4, 2017 4:11 PM

This weekend at Blizzcon the Overwatch team announced a slew of new content that would be coming in the form of cosmetic hero skins.

A handful of characters in the game will have one specific skin that’ll be based off another character from one of many iconic Blizzard IP’s. Mei and Reinhardt will also be receiving skins from their animated shorts. Some new intros and emotes are also going to be added to the game.

Blizzard announced the new skins via Twitter:

With Blizzcon in full swing this weekend there has been a ton of news about titles like Overwatch, Starcraft 2, World of Warcraft, and more.

Yesterday, Blizzard revealed Overwatch’s next upcoming hero, Moira. She’ll be using biotic abilities to dish out damage and healing. She’ll have some short-range options as well as long-range. Her ultimate allows her to either finish off groups of damaged enemies or save multiple allies in a pinch. Additionally, we also got a new cinematic short for the tanky hero Reinhardt.

In other Blizzcon news, Starcraft 2 is going free-to-play after being available for over seven years. Also, World of Warcraft is getting a brand new expansion titled, Battle for AzerothBlizzard also announced that they’d be finally adding vintage World of Warcraft servers so players can experience the game again in its original form.

Overwatch is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Jordan Boyd is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, specializing in indie games, RPGs and shooting titles. He's majoring in journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. During the 7th console generation, Jordan faced a crippling blow with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines that scarred him for life.