New Overwatch Update Opens Blizzard World Gates And Adds New Cosmetics

by Imran Khan on Jan 23, 2018 at 02:37 PM

Today's Overwatch updates finally throws open the gates on Blizzard World, a map that has been teased since BlizzCon last year, coupling it with a host of new cosmetics for the Overwatch characters.

The new map is a hybrid that functions as both assault and payload and has received positive reaction from players on the test servers who have been demoing it for a few months while Blizzard made tweaks. It is also a veritable museum of Blizzard history, a theme park in more than just name only, with enough easter eggs to keep a Blizzard fan possibly too entertained to actually push the cart.

The cosmetics have been teased for a few days, as well, with Blizzard releasing a list and a reel of what you can get, both of which you can find below. 

Legendary Skins:

  • Blackhand Doomfist
  • Black Cat D.Va
  • Kabuki Hanzo
  • Asp Pharah
  • Capoeira Lúcio  
  • Ecopoint: Antarctica Mei
  • Immortal Orisa
  • Crusader Reinhardt
  • Butcher Roadhog
  • Magni Torbjörn
  • Nova Widowmaker
  • Barbarian Zarya

Epic Skins:

  • Caution Junkrat
  • Royal McCree
  • Hellfire Reaper
  • Peacock Symmetra
  • Carbon Fiber Zenyatta

The new cosmetics include emotes, highlight intros, and sprays, and all of them have been added to the regular lootboxes. These aren't seasonal cosmetics, so they can be gotten from lootboxes or purchased with credits at any time.

The update is live on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, so get your ticket punched for Blizzard World to start earning toward that Pharah costume.


Our Take
A lot of these costumes look cool, but I honestly really dig the new sprays, too. Hopefully it won't take too long to get them all.