Despite some criticism aimed at the Overwatch 2 Winter Wonderland event, players have come together to praise some of the exclusive new skins found in the Hero Gallery.
The tonal shift from loot boxes to a free-to-play model has seen Overwatch 2 rely more heavily on players purchasing skins, though many players actually wish the system had never been changed.
Regardless, this means that when themed or seasonal events come around, Blizzard adds a bunch of new paid skins for players to buy.
Some have been dropped for being too expensive at times, but the new Winter Wonderland 2022 event has added a lot of new skins to the hero gallery, showing what’s to come.
Shared by Overwatch 2 Reddit user Ozzy82, there are over 10 new hero outfits set to be added to the game in the future.
Channeling his inner gingerbread house, he shared an entire gallery featuring new skins for the likes of Roadhog, Hanzo, Mei, and Bastion.
Even though they’re only going to be pay-to-own skins, a lot of commenters gave high praise to the selection of outfits to come.
“Thanks for sharing these! Honestly some of these skins are really cool! Too bad they’ll only be available in the shop,” said one of the top comments, and another said: “Amazing skins that my Will never pass.”
Many players wish they could work towards new skins, but if Blizzard is given the money, one player believed: “[I hope] Whoever designs those skins gets a cut of the revenue from it.
It’s rare that a fanbase comes together for live service content, especially skins that cost real money, but overwatch 2 Players are clearly impressed with the quality of these new skins.
For more Overwatch 2 news and content, check out the latest on a bunch of hero buffs and nerfs coming to the game, as well as upcoming changes to the rank system.
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