Overwatch has had a bunch of events this year. The events come packed with new game modes, and cosmetics such as skins, emotes and highlight intros. We've decided to take a look at the best skins 2021 has offered so far.
To take a look at the best of the best when it comes to Overwatch's skins, we've had to come up with a game plan. That said, we decided to go with the event-to-event approach. We've also gathered all our picks in a neat gallery you'll find at the bottom of the article.
Overwatch Lunar New Year - Year of the Ox
Tiger Huntress Ashe (Legendary) -The robe, the awesome boots and the woven pattern on her rifle all add to the beauty of this skin. The real star, however, is B.O.B., the omnic butler that manages to stun everyone in his path and steal the show wherever he goes.
Kkachi Echo (Legendary) - The latest addition to the Overwatch roster got a skin soaked in tradition and legend. Echo's Kkachi skin draws its inspiration from magpies, said to be an omen of good luck and fortune.
Pale Serpent Widowmaker (Legendary) - On top of being a good change of palette for Amélie Lacroix, there is more than meets the eye here. The Chinese myth that spurred the artists from the Overwatch team to give Widowmaker this, in more ways than one, legendary skin deserves to be heard far and wide.
Overwatch Archives 2021
Subaquatic Zenyatta (Epic) - The 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea vibes we get from this skin are off the charts. A submarine may not swim, but this skin sure makes us soar.
Calvary Tracer (Legendary) - The calvary has finally arrived. Tracer's Calvary skin came from Yusuke Kozaki, a Japan-based character designer who has worked on games like Fire Emblem, Pokémon, and No More Heroes.
Camouflage Mercy (Epic) - Mercy with a short bob dyed black? Yes, please and thank you.
Overwatch Anniversary 2021
Funky Baptiste (Legendary) - The Funky Baptiste seems to be everyone's favourite, and with a good reason. The against-all-odds laid back nature of the character is flawlessly encapsulated within those legendary bell bottoms.
Black Cat Sombra (Legendary) - Sombra trading in her trench coat for the catsuit might just be the best thing that's happened this year. A couple of Overwatch fans who work at AltChar towers have celebrated the adoption of their new kitten by purchasing the skin.
Junkfood Junkrat (Legendary) - We've lamented the exclusion of a hamburger or two from this delicious skin, but nevertheless, we coo-coo for these threads.