Overwatch Lunar New Year Skins Teased by Blizzard
There are some new Overwatch skins coming as part of this year's Lunar New Year event for Torbjörn, Hanzo, Reinhardt, and Reaper.
Everyone knows that skins equal skill–especially in Overwatch. That’s why it’s always cool to hear about new ones coming to games like Overwatch. In a recent string of tweets, Blizzard teased some new skins for Torjbörn, Hanzo, Reaper, and Reinhardt coming to this year’s Lunar New Year event on January 24.
You can check out some (admittedly low quality) images of the skins below. The Tweets that the images were taken from will also be included.
First off we’ve got a new Torbjörn skin called “Zhang Fei” featuring a great big black anime beard and dual-wielded swords on his back. His claw has been replaced with one more dragon-related. His turret takes on a nice black and bronze color scheme but isn’t anything to write home about.
Let’s hear those guns!
Protect the flag with your trusty turret as ZHANG FEI TORBJÖRN!
Overwatch Lunar New Year begins January 24. pic.twitter.com/QzGshNCW33
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 22, 2019
Next, there’s the new “Guan Yu” Reinhardt skin which is a reference to the proverbial warrior hero Guan Yu from ancient Chinese history. He’s considered the Chinese god of war, in case those sweet green robes fooled you into thinking otherwise.
Respect your elders!
Share your wisdom on Capture the Flag traditions as GUAN YU REINHARDT.
Overwatch Lunar New Year begins January 24. pic.twitter.com/cHdGpq5sex
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 21, 2019
Then, we have a new Hanzo skin titled “Huang Zhong” which is a much more regal skin than we’re accustomed to on Hanzo. It features a cool red plume and yellow garb. Here it is below.
Marked by the dragon.
Snipe down flag runners as HUANG ZHONG HANZO.
Overwatch Lunar New Year begins January 24. pic.twitter.com/Zbys5YfWCO
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 20, 2019
Finally, Blizzard teased a new skin for Reaper “Lü Bu” which closely resembles google image searches of the OG Lü Bu. This skin seems to be really on the nose, as Lü Bu is recorded as being temperamental and often switching his allegiance and betraying his allies. Sounds like Reaper to me.
New year, new me.
Make your own luck this year as LÜ BU REAPER!Advertisement
Overwatch Lunar New Year begins January 24. pic.twitter.com/jIJc1505Ys
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 19, 2019
It’s hard not to think the Reaper skin is the most badass looking, because it clearly is. But my favorite has to be the Reinhardt skin. I’ve enjoyed Guan Yu’s representation before in SMITE, the MOBA based on mythology and this seems like the perfect character to transplant his likeness onto.
Overwatch‘s Lunar New Year event kicks off on January 24. These skins will be available for a limited time so make sure you’ve saved up some in-game currency or some real-life cash if you plan on getting them.