Overwatch League – Team Skins and How To Get Them

Before we get to the topic of the Overwatch League, I am wondering how the heck or who the heck decides a game needs a league. Like, really. Tweet/PM me and let me know because I am genuinely curious.

Okay on to the Overwatch League topic for this article.

The Overwatch League is getting started and because of that Blizzard has released a brand new update for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Beyond just the common fixes, the game is also releasing 312 new skins for Overwatch and they are themed around the teams participating in the Overwatch League.

Each of the 26 characters in Overwatch will have 12 new skins.

But, wait. Before you get all super excited, there is a twist.

You cannot buy these Overwatch League skins with loot boxes. Sorry!

Instead, the only way you can purchase the Overwatch League skins is by using League Tokens. Each skin is sold for 100 tokens. If you log into Overwatch before February 13th, you will receive 100 free tokens.

However, if you want to buy all of the Overwatch League skins you are going to need to hand over a lot of money. One set will cost you right around $1200.

WOW. Add in the fact that there are 26 characters – if you were crazy enough for the Overwatch League skins to buy ALL 12 skins for ALL 26 characters, this would cost you around $31,000.

HAHAHAHA WHAT?!

Well, I guess they figure they have to get their money from someplace.

To be fair, probably (probably?) no one out there will be buying all 12 skins for all 26 characters, but some of the skins are pretty cool. So maybe just pick out a handful you really love and get those.

A few people that follow the game have said that its a waste of money and these skins are really just color variations – which is true. For example, one of my favorite characters is Bastion.

His skins include:

Blue with yellow
Blue with blue
Yellow with red
Black with neon green
Sky blue with orange
Purple with white
Green with yellow
Dark blue with red
Orange with white
Red with yellow
Black with yellow
Orange with yellow

Once you take a look at the other characters you begin to see an annoying repeat of colors. Doomfist? Here are his colors:

Blue with yellow
Blue with blue
Yellow with red
Black with neon green
Sky blue with orange
Purple with white
Green with yellow
Dark blue with red
Orange with white
Red with yellow
Black with yellow
Orange with yellow

 

Uh. No. Granted they have different “patterns” but its just the same colors over and over again.  I just think that they could have celebrated Overwatch Leagues with their color schemes with a little more… thought/

Overwatch League Season 1’s first matches begin on January 10. The competition will go on for six months, with champions being named later this year.