Mercy and Symmetra Contenders Skins Announced for October

New Skins for Mercy and Symmetra can be earned by watching Contenders matches
New Skins for Mercy and Symmetra can be earned by watching Contenders matches | Photo courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment

Overwatch League has announced a contenders viewership rewards program that allows players to unlock special, green and white, skins for viewing matches. The skins offered will change every month until 2021. The featured skins for the month of October are Symmetra and Mercy.

To earn the skins, you'll need to watch Contenders matches on overwatchcontenders.com while logged into your Battle.net account. Right off the bat, you'll get a special Genji skin, as well as a special player icon and spray but the skins for Mercy and Symmetra will require a bit more work.

To earn the Symmetra skin you'll need to watch at least seven hours of live contenders content. The skin will then be added to your Battle.net account automatically. to earn the new skin for Mercy you'll need to watch eight more hours of live matches for a cumulative 15 hours of Contenders content. You can also receive all the current and future Contenders skins by qualifying for Contenders in any region.

At the end of the month, your watch time will be reset and two new skins will be added as viewership rewards. This means that seven skins (including the free Genji) will be released during this event.