Overwatch Anniversary Skins 2020: 5 Heroes That Should Get New Skins

Overwatch Anniversary is expected to be the next event in the calendar year.
Overwatch Anniversary is expected to be the next event in the calendar year. / Photo by Blizzard

Overwatch Anniversary skins 2020 are one of the most exciting parts of the upcoming event.

The Overwatch Anniversary event which should start sometime next month always brings with it new unlocks and the ability to buy unlocks from other events throughout the year. But the legendary skins that come out with the event are always the biggest mystery and source of excitement.

Some Overwatch Anniversary skins that have come out in the past have similarities that can help us predict what might come out next.

Overwatch Anniversary Skins 2020: 5 Heroes That Should Get New Skins

The most common type of Overwatch Anniversary skins are heroes dressed up to do jobs they don't normally do. McCree as a detective, Symmetra as a magician, Junkrat as a pirate, Lucio as a jazz musician, Tracer as a graffiti artist, and Mei as a beekeeper are all examples.

Hopefully Moira, Reinhardt, Reaper, or Sigma will get one of these since their skins are the least varied and their clothing always has the same shape.

Symmetra's Magician skin came out in 2019.
Symmetra's Magician skin came out in 2019. / Courtesy of Blizzard

Another common trend in Overwatch Anniversary skins is to make heroes other than Genji into cyborgs. Hanzo, Torbjorn, Zarya and Soldier: 76 all have them. It would be interesting to see softer character like Mei, Mercy or Tracer get one of these since their faces are rarely covered or altered in their skins.

Torbjorn's Cybjorn skin released in 2018.
Torbjorn's Cybjorn skin released in 2018. / Courtesy of Blizzard

Fantasy skins are a clear trend that there aren't many examples of yet. Both Orisa and Brigitte have fantasy skins so far, but there will certainly be more to come. Orisa's design clashing machine with nature is very impressive. Hopefully Genji, Echo or Zenyatta will get one next because their skins are so often futuristic and a fantasy skin could really shake that up.

Orisa's Forest Spirit Skin that came out in 2018.
Orisa's Forest Spirit Skin that came out in 2018. / Courtesy of Blizzard

We'll just have to hold our breath until the skins get announced.