New Overwatch Skins Now Available To Mark The Start Of Overwatch League
Here's how you'll get your hands on Overwatch League team skins.
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One of the biggest esports initiatives to date, Overwatch League, officially kicks off its first season this week. Game director Jeff Kaplan recently teased that League-themed skins would be added to Overwatch soon, and sure enough, Blizzard plans to mark the occasion with the addition of some new content and features today, including new skins.
Each of the league's teams will have its own skin available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. During the opening remarks at an Overwatch League event, Blizzard revealed that these will be added in an update today and can be purchased using League Tokens. This is a new type of currency that players can purchase and use specifically for these skins. The idea is to allow the profits to be split between Blizzard and the respective teams. You can see some of the skins in the video below, or check them all out in our Overwatch League skins gallery.
Players who log in between now and February 13 will receive 100 free Tokens, which is enough to purchase one skin. Additional skins will also cost 100 Tokens, the equivalent of $5 when purchased in the lowest quantities. More expensive bundles are also available, with the higher-priced options--which go as high as $100 for 2,600 Tokens--getting you bonus tokens.
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Also going live in-game today is a new Overwatch League tab. From here, players can check out the schedule for upcoming matches and track news related to the league. Blizzard recently launched a standalone Overwatch League mobile app to provide similar functionality from outside of the game.
Despite the impending start of Overwatch League's first season, broadcast plans had remained murky. Blizzard and Twitch have now announced a partnership that will see games broadcast through the popular streaming service in several languages. For more details, check out our guide on how to watch Overwatch League and a look at the Overwatch League teams and rosters.
Outside of Overwatch League, other new content is on the way to the game. Kaplan recently said that the Blizzard World map is coming soon along with an expansion to the number of items found in the base loot box. New heroes are also in the works, but it's unclear how soon we'll see any of those.