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How to get a free Overwatch League skin

Published: 14:42, 13 April 2020
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Overwatch League Boston Uprising logo and Soldier 76
Overwatch League - Boston Uprising

Blizzard's switch to exclusive Overwatch League streaming on YouTube left players without a way to earn the OWL Tokens which can be used for purchasing team-based skins but the devs are now offering a one-time 100 token option, free of charge.

Overwatch League used to be streamed on Twitch before the 2020 season, when the content became exclusive to YouTube's streaming service. This came as a bitter surprise for OWL fans, who could no longer gain the tokens in order to purchase skins based on their favourite teams and the only way to get them now was to pay actual money for the tokens.

Thankfully, another option appeared on 10 April 2020 when Blizzard announced that the fans can now gain 100 OWL tokens at no monetary charge. Those who already registered to the Overwatch League website will need to verify their info while those who didn't will need to make an account on the same site.

Be aware that doing this process will sign you up to the Overwatch League mailing list so it's likely your inbox will get more bloated in the future. Alternatively, it might be your spam folder, should you mark those mails as such.

The information you will need to submit when registering is:

  • Your name
  • Email address
  • Favourite OWL teams
  • You country

Keep in mind this offer stands until 29 April 2020 so there is time to weigh the benefits of a new skin versus the spam in your inbox. Furthermore, the tokens will disappear from your account if you don't use them by 31 May 2020.

In other words, you will have a few weeks to redeem them on the regular pro team skins and special skins like the recently vaulted Doomfist one will remain out of non-paying reach.

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