New Overwatch Legendary Skin Unveiled Ahead Of Cosmetic Update

Pharah's in line for a fancy new skin.

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Alongside the new Blizzard World map, Overwatch will soon receive a variety of new cosmetic items and an update to loot boxes. Blizzard has begun to reveal the new items that are coming, including new sprays and now a Legendary skin.

As showcased in the brief video below, Pharah receives a new Legendary skin next week. This one leans heavily into her Egyptian ancestry, overhauling the look of her armor and, most strikingly, her helmet, which is now adorned with a snake. (That explains the skin's name, Asp Pharah). Alongside this skin, Blizzard is also adding new sprays, which can be seen at the bottom of this post. These take the form of cute-looking illustrations of the game's roster of characters.

Blizzard plans to continue revealing new items each day until the update arrives on Tuesday, January 23. In addition to all of these new cosmetics being released, we'll also likely see the change to loot boxes that game director Jeff Kaplan teased previously. This will see the addition of a "ton of new content" to the base loot box, meaning you'll be able to unlock things at your leisure, rather than through time-limited event loot boxes.

Kaplan also announced that a Lunar New Year event, the Year of the Dog, is coming in the near future. This year will also see the return of the Uprising event with some changes, and new characters are also on the way, although no time table was set for when we might see those.

As noted above, also arriving next week is Blizzard World. This map takes the form of an amusement park for Blizzard's games (outside of Overwatch), with areas themed around Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft. Like the cosmetic update, this launches on January 23 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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