If you're anything like me, you miss the days of epic-tier skins in Overwatch. Seasonal events add a slew of skins to the game every couple of months, but they've all been legendary-tier since Summer Games 2017.
Legendary skins are fantastic and all, but they're also all the harder to get. Epics are opened in loot boxes a lot more often, and they're far cheaper to simply purchase if you aren't patient enough to rely on praying to RNGesus!
Only 2 more days until our cosmetics update arrives in Overwatch! Join us as we count down to their release with new item reveals every day.— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 21, 2018
Today's reveal: EPIC SKINS pic.twitter.com/1n711BCAe2
In the past, epic skins have essentially been simple recolors of the base hero skins. These offer a little more flair than that – Reaper's mask looks all the more sinister with devil horns, and his Hellfire Shotguns have a lava-like glow to them.
Not sure if "holy" is the best word to describe it.— Brother Stylosa (@BrotherStylosa) January 21, 2018
I made this concept months ago, the reaper one looks oddly similar, don't you think? pic.twitter.com/qd7WpO3swI— F O N T E #MHWORLD (@MadeOutOfFoam) January 21, 2018
Finally, Zenyatta looks nearly as sinister as his Cultist skin from Halloween Terror 2017, but far more alien. He's rocking the black and green, with wave-like designs throughout him.
It's almost as if Zenyatta is a fan of the original Xbox, or something. Odd choice of obsession for a lifelike AI, but why not?
Like the rest of the cosmetic reveals this week, Blizzard promises they will be made available on Overwatch on all platforms on Tuesday, January 23. Epic tier skins have an 18% chance of dropping as opposed to Legendary skins at 7%, so unless you've got some kind of luck, look forward to acquiring these sooner than later!
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