Indian DPS hero, Symmetra, hasn't had a new skin released in a year and a half. Could that be about to change?
According to Overwatch, developers: yes! The Symmetra-skin-drought appears to be reaching its end. Her last cosmetic, Marammat Symmetra, was released in November 2020 as part of her restoration challenge 18 months ago. Now, fans and mains shouldn't have to wait much longer for new cosmetics to outfit their favorite hero.
Symmetra Set to Receive "Awesome" Skin
The confirmation came via a thread on the official Overwatch Fifth Anniversary AMA Reddit post published via the Overwatch subreddit board on Monday, May 24. Fans were able to ask the team any questions about the game they wanted answers to and generally celebrate the game's five-year run.
Reddit user moonlightboo23 took it upon themselves to ask the question Symmetra fans have been wanting to hear for months, writing, "On behalf of all symmetra players why has she been getting ignored in terms of legendary event skins? It’s been more than two years we are starving:("
David "blizz_DKANG" Kang, Senior Concept Artist at Blizzard, was quick to respond.
"I promise you an awesome Symetra skin is on its way!" He wrote.
The answer, itself, is brief, but still inspired hope in players that their beloved DPS pick wasn't simply placed on the eternal backburner. There was no information regarding what the skin is, when it could be released, or if it will follow any theme. However, we can expect it to be of Legendary quality, thanks to moonlightboo23's initial inquiry.
Additionally, according to the thread, the team is also working on a victory pose for the hero so that she can finally show off her own gold weapon.
Some fans have begun to speculate that having a confirmation so close to the summer season--and corresponding Overwatch Summer Games event—could mean that Symmetra's new look might showcase her finally having some fun in the sun.
DBLTAP cannot confirm any rumors about Symmetra's potentially upcoming skin at the time of writing.