With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, Blizzard’s original team-based shooter is somewhat falling behind. With a lack of new content and declining Twitch viewership, interest in Overwatch is at a low as players eagerly await the sequel. With new heroes, game modes, and maps coming in Overwatch 2returning to the original Overwatch has proven difficult, but Blizzard is attempting to keep players’ interest with a new event.
Today, Overwatch is celebrating its summer season by once again bringing fans another installment of Anniversary Remix. While typically the Summer Games event would bring new skins to the game, Anniversary Remix Vol. 3 promises the return of previous seasons’ styles with a fresh coat of paint while developers are hard at work creating new outfits for Overwatch 2.
In a tweet on the @PlayOverwatch account, players are teased with the next Anniversary Remix in a video showing a row of Overwatch heroes waiting in a nightclub queue, with the ever-impatient Reaper leading the line. In the queue behind him, fans can spot Doomfist, Widowmaker, Zenyatta, Orisa, Cassidy, Moira, Sigma, and Ashe. As the game camera pans across the characters’ legs, voicelines from Tracer, Cassidy, and Reaper play.
The specific skins the heroes are wearing could be an indication of what skins are coming back with this third Anniversary Remix. Previously, fans have seen the return of Anna’s Bastet skin, and Mercy’s Doctor Zeigler outfit, as well as Roadhog’s Pachimari cosplay. As with previous Remixes, each of the three weeks sees a returning challenge skin that can be earned by playing a select number of Competitive, Quickplay, or Arcade games.
Seeing Ashe’s Mardi Gras and Sigma’s Maestro outfits in the teaser could indicate that these are among the skins that players will be able to grab in the following weeks. Furthermore, the inclusion of Doomfist’s Formal Attire, Moria’s Venus Flytrap skin, Orisa’s Forest Spirit skin, and Cassidy’s Vigilante outfit may reveal that these skins will receive some recolors.
Fan reaction has been lukewarm to the announcement, as they are deprived of fresh content in favor of expensive recolors packaged as a new outfit. The replies to the tweet are riddled with memes decrying the reskins, emphasizing the disappointment players are expressing with the news.
The end of the teaser shows the event will run until the end of the month, wrapping up on the 30th. This gives fans plenty of chance to unlock the skins they want.
Overwatch is currently available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
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