Overwatch Retribution Skins and Cosmetics
The event brings several new skins along with all of the other updates!




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  1. Killmaim Deathbringer's Avatar
    they look like trash
  1. Steelangel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Killmaim Deathbringer View Post
    they look like trash
    Ahh MMO Champ. Never change.
  1. Explicit Teemo Nudes's Avatar
    I really like the Sombra skin.
    Doesn't Winston already have a white skin that is very similar to that one?
    Is Mei wearing a "pyjamas" outfit with oven gloves?
  1. Gandrake's Avatar
    Doomfist
    is like ehhh. its a nice skin but seems underwhelming somehow.

    Hanzo
    great, just what we need. more fucking hanzo mains. nice skin tho.

    Lucio

    the definition of "literal garbage"

    Mei
    there is going to be so much porn of this

    SO FRIGGIN MUCH

    Moira

    dope, literally unplayable without

    Reaper
    dope x10

    Sombra
    nice uniform, bad haircut

    Winston
    looks like he's ready to take gold in the retard olympics

    so all in all Reaper, Moira, Hanzo, Mei and Doomfist are the winners here imo
  1. Mic_128's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Explicit Teemo Nudes View Post
    Is Mei wearing a "pyjamas" outfit with oven gloves?
    It's what she wore in her short.
  1. tankbug's Avatar
    Most of them are a little generic looking, I suppose they're not all legendary, but none are really bad.

    Pretty nice indeed! :

    Doomfist: The winner imo. He looks like Idris Elba playing Darth Maul tore off Winston's arm and attached it to himself.

    Mei: Cute, I guess. More unique than the others.

    Sombra: Nice addition, storm trooper vibes. Good to see her with something not-as-punkish.

    Good enough! :

    Moira: Pure evil, I like it.

    Reaper: Well, that's Blackwatch skin with less TF2 demo-man, and more Dracula. It's ok, but he's got so much better skins around.

    Nothing to see here, folks :

    Winston: Boring, looks like his default skin.

    Lucio: Not sure what the concept is here. Kinda bland.

    Hanzo: ANOTHER skin where Hanzo is just himself with a different outfit you as a player could find yourself at the local super market. Guess we're playing The Sims.
  1. korijenkins's Avatar
    More skins for people to buy.

    Meanwhile there are rumors of an Overwatch 2, which will likely require us to buy all the skins again.

    ANNNNND theres still the glaring issues with the gameplay, and the shallow game itself.

    I simply struggle to understand why a game with a box price needs micro-transactions. At the very least they should trash loot boxes and just let players buy what they want directly instead of gambling.
  1. Morbys's Avatar
    I don't consider them micro-transactions because you don't have to buy lootboxes to get these items, you get a lootbox everytime you level and you can buy specific items with the gold you accumulate along the way, other games have two forms of currencies where you are forced to buy an item you really want, this one doesnt. They did a good job with that overall, you complaining about it is just stupid.
  1. Tziva's Avatar
    The Winston skin is super lame (why is that legendary quality) but I like all the others. Maybe not more than some existing skin but enough that I want them.
  1. A-sayo's Avatar
    Reaper skin is one of the best, it has a Commander Morrison vibe in it. Sombra, Doomfist and Moira are even at Rank 2, yet the others are underwhelming in comparison in term of badassness. Speaking of which, Zarya's new highlight ("Graviton Surge") is both epic and evil (just...look at her face when she throws the grav !).

    What's your favourite new voiceline introduced in Archives ? Mine would be Pharah's " I live for a good fight", Rehgar's blood flows within her ! xD
  1. Goldielocks's Avatar
    The Winston skin is objectively trash, but all the others are p good. Lucio's is great, as is Hanzo's. I'd like Sombra's more with a different hairstyle.
    Quote Originally Posted by korijenkins View Post
    I simply struggle to understand why a game with a box price needs micro-transactions. At the very least they should trash loot boxes and just let players buy what they want directly instead of gambling.
    The gambling aspect is what allows Activision let Blizzard release free content. If everything was direct to buy, every new content update would be paid DLC.
  1. Sastank's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Killmaim Deathbringer View Post
    they look like trash
    So do you.

    So edgy. Wowee.
  1. Osmigos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Morbys View Post
    I don't consider them micro-transactions because you don't have to buy lootboxes to get these items, you get a lootbox everytime you level and you can buy specific items with the gold you accumulate along the way, other games have two forms of currencies where you are forced to buy an item you really want, this one doesnt. They did a good job with that overall, you complaining about it is just stupid.
    I would be inclined to agree with you, IF they were available permanently. By releasing new skins with limited windows regularly Blizz ensures that it is practically impossible for someone who doesn't buy extra boxes to get all the skins they want.
  1. Abysmo3420's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Osmigos View Post
    I would be inclined to agree with you, IF they were available permanently. By releasing new skins with limited windows regularly Blizz ensures that it is practically impossible for someone who doesn't buy extra boxes to get all the skins they want.
    As a free to play collector this actually is not true since the box updates. I consistently collect every skin that I really want and the vast majority of the others. I also get every epic and under item guaranteed.

    I am getting the new player experience with this event though as I missed it last year so I am interested if this holds true. I did make sure to save up 7k tokens just in case though so it has a high chance of still remaining true.
  1. DTJames's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by korijenkins View Post
    Meanwhile there are rumors of an Overwatch 2, which will likely require us to buy all the skins again.
    lmao what? I really hope you're trolling.

    If anything, it's more likely a BIG patch for Overwatch. They won't make Overwatch 2 so soon given their history. Took them many years to make Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3.
  1. Dakhath's Avatar
    Considering OWL just started, OW2 is many YEARS away if ever. It's laughable to suggest that its right around the corner.
  1. Bathory's Avatar
    Dang, Sombra needs to get her money back for that wig. For a character who has such great hair, they really screwed her up on this one.

    Moira though, now that one I need. I don't like any of her other skins sadly, but this one is incredible.
  1. Thelxi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Osmigos View Post
    I would be inclined to agree with you, IF they were available permanently. By releasing new skins with limited windows regularly Blizz ensures that it is practically impossible for someone who doesn't buy extra boxes to get all the skins they want.
    It should be pretty possible to get all the skins you want for 1-2 heroes if you play the game for an hour or two on average every day. I still have a bronze border and I have never bought a single box, but I have every single skin including event skins and excluding league skins for 2 heroes. Now that they changed the box RNG to avoid duplicates, once you have unlocked all the white and blue things you get a pretty steady income from leveling boxes.

    I am the first person to point out the sly corporate greed that drives much if not most of Blizzard's game design and that goes over the heads of most idiot Blizzard fans, but Overwatch is definitely an exception. OW is Blizzard's new golden child and they were very careful and delicate in designing the micro-transactions in this game; even I find it very optional and non-invasive. At the very least I can easily see how they could have been far greedier and no one would have batted an eyelash. Not to mention they recently came out with a large number of 1k skins with unique art that they really did not have to do.

    I think Blizzard wants OW to sell copies and gain momentum with younger generations, not squeeze every last penny out of an aging fanbase like they do with most of their other games. I can't say all because Hearthstone for example is a game where Blizzard took some risks and pushed greed as far as they dared with great success and without deterring the fanbase.
  1. silverdragon234's Avatar
    Mei looks so cute in those pjs!
  1. Tupolew519's Avatar
    love those skins.

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