BlizzCon 2017 Overwatch: What’s Next Panel Transcript

Blizzard-themed Skins

Arnold: So one of the things about Blizzard World is– for a character artist like myself… seeing everybody working on awesome Blizzard stuff in Overwatch was super exciting, and the character artists were just like we want to work on this stuff too. So it wouldn’t be a tribute to Blizzard and all its universes without some Blizzard-themes skins.

 

This is something we wanted to do since the beginning of Overwatch, when we thought about doing Skins. Who is ready to see some skins? Alright, scroll the video.

 

Arnold: So these are probably like my favorite skins that we have done so far. Just like Aaron was talking about, with easter eggs in the Blizzard World map, we got a lot of tiny tidbits we just love putting in into these skins as well. If you noticed, in the video, are Zaryan’s Graviton Core is actually the rage meter for Barbarians, and she has even got a little ruby slotted into the weapon for all you Diablo III fans out there. I think Road Hog for his take-a-breather he has got like a potion from Diablo.

And you guys also noticed some non-Blizzard World skins: we have Crusader Reinhardt. Did anybody see that Reinhart cinematic this morning? It is so awesome, and we heard you guys feedback. We definitely want to see how you guys celebrate these awesome animated shorts with us. So we have Reinhardt the Crusader, and also Eco-point Mei.

Michael: and it turns out Reinhart’s hair was a-Mei-zing.

 

So you guys are probably wondering: “How are we going to get these awesome skins?” Well, we heard your feedback about wanting more items in the base loot box; and I am super happy to announce that as of early next year, all these skins we showed and more are going to be available in the base loot box of Overwatch.

So they are not going to be part of any event. As soon as they are in the loot box, you will be able to earn them year-round. More info early next year, but for now I am going to start saving some of those credits.

Michael: All of us.

Arnold: That is all we have for today

Michael: Yeah. Just to recap all the fun stuff we talked about is obviously our new hero Moira — she will be coming very soon. Check her out on the showfloor. We have got Blizzard World — which will be, again, playable on the showfloor and will be coming early next year; and then also lots of new content via loot box.

So we have a little bit of time left, so we thought maybe we’d try answering a few questions. So there is two microphones, I believe. Huh? I think I heard Reflections Hanzo skin. That one has been requested a lot. Yeah, I wonder.

Alright. Let’s take a question from over there on that side. Oh my God! That costume is amazing. Yeah, so you have a question for us?

NEXT: COMMUNITY Q&A

BlizzCon 2017 Overwatch: What's Next panel transcript
1. Moira Concept Art2. Moira Gameplay3. Blizzard World4. Blizzard-themed Skins
5. Community Q&A

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