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Overwatch is celebrating its fifth anniversary later this month and, as part of its big anniversary, has returned to its annual anniversary event. As always there are new skins, and this time it’s the turn of Shadow, Moira and Baptiste to get a new legendary look.
Shadow black cat skin she has it with short purple hair, cat ears and a small bell with a neck. The skin of Venus de Moira she puts it on in a dress inspired by the trap of the Venus fly, with short, green hair and a flowery dress that looks slightly cruel.
By far, my favorite – and apparently the favorite of all the other Overwatch players – is Funky Baptiste's new skin. The skin of the 70's throws a lava lamp at his back, gives him an afro and a "GRVY" belt.
It’s easily one of the game’s most beautiful legendary skins, already with Redditors drawing fan skin art and saying "I'd like to be a Bap principal." People have also pointed out the similarity between the skin and the classic 1971 film Axis, later rebuilt in 2000 with Samuel L. Jackson. All skins seem to have different movie vibes, with Shadow coming off Catwoman and Moira clearly feeling Poison Ivy-esque.
Other new epic skins added with the event include Gladitor Doomfist and Junkfood Junkrat, and there is also a trio of new epic skins that can be won by completing weekly challenges. If you play nine games in Quick Play, Competitive, or Arcade during each of the three weeks of the anniversary event, you'll get a new player icon (once a week), if you press 18 a week, you'll get spray and manage it. 27 skins: Ana cybermedica week 1, Bird of Paradise Echo week 2 and 8 Ball Wrecking Ball week 3. Unlike the other new skins introduced for the event, the three epics are only available completing weekly challenges, so if you want them, it’s best to get to work.
Check them out below:
Aside from the new skins, each birthday event sees that all skins for all events are unlocked and available for purchase with credits; the only exceptions are time-limited skins, like all Overwatch League MVP skins and Breast Cancer Awareness Mercy. This means that skins for events like Halloween, Lunar New Year and Summer Games are ready.
The Overwatch birthday event is now live and all the details are detailed at playoverwatch.com. It will be a good week for Overwatch fans, and there will also be some Overwatch 2 questions and answers. later this week. The questions and answers should give hope to any concerns fans have about the future of the game since Jeff Kaplan left Blizzard last month.