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Pirate Ship Bastion Skin Released for Overwatch League Countdown Cup 2021

"Yo-ho, all together."
"Yo-ho, all together." / Photo courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment

The Pirate Bastion skin has been revealed by Blizzard Entertainment in anticipation of the Overwatch League's Countdown Cup 2021 tournament.

In anticipation of the final tournament of the 2021 Overwatch League season, here's a breakdown of the brand-new Legendary "Pirate Ship" Bastion skin.

Pirate Ship Bastion Skin Released for Overwatch League Countdown Cup 2021

From Aug. 18 to Aug. 30, Pirate Ship Bastion is available now for players to purchase in-game for 200 League Tokens ($9.99 USD), which can also be earned for free by watching live Overwatch League broadcasts.

According to Blizzard, from the pirate flag and hat, to its anchors, marine steering wheel and parrot friend, the skin's concept was inspired by one of the oldest strategies in the Overwatch Payload playbook.

Pirate Ship Bastion concept art
Pirate Ship Bastion concept art / Photo courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment

"The idea came from a specific team composition featuring Bastion on payload maps called ‘pirate ship,’ where Bastion sits on the payload while the rest of the team protects him," Blizzard team members shared. "We thought it would be fun to make Bastion an actual pirate ship!"

Pirate Ship Bastion is the seventh pirate skin to release in Overwatch.

As such, any combination of Bastion, Ana, Baptiste, Junkrat, Roadhog, Sigma and Torbjörn can be locked in together—with cosmetic coordination in mind—for those looking to go with a pirate team comp.

This year's Overwatch League Countdown Cup global tournament will run from Thursday, Aug. 19, to Saturday, Aug. 21.