When it comes to bringing that “little something extra” to video games, especially fighting game and online titles like MMOs and MMORPGs, you can’t go wrong with giving players skins. Skins are just alternate looks for characters, one that can add some extra flair, a little extra personality. They can be for an event, or reference a classic part of culture. Blizzard has given many skins to many characters in their titles, and Overwatch is no exception.
But, despite the game being out for almost a year, some of the characters haven’t gotten any new skins. One in particular is rubbing a Battle.net user the wrong way: Widowmaker. This comes from user Goldmember, who notes that despite multiple special events (including Halloween, Christmas, Chinese New Year, etc.), Widowmaker hasn’t gotten a legendary skin.
Yet, many other popular characters have not only received a legendary skin, they’ve had multiple. Roadhog has 2 legendaries, Reinhardt recently got a new skin, Tracer had 2 skins in a row, Symmetra has 2 skins, Mercy has 2 skins, Mei has 3 legendaries from all three of the last events, and Zenyatta also got 3 Skins, Dva was another who got a skin recently, Winston had 2 legendaries in a row, and Ana has 2 skins. Yet Widowmaker? Doesn’t have one.
The post went on to note that the biggest “slap in the face” to fans of Widowmaker was that she did get a new look, but it was put on a spray, and is not actually a skin.
Others in the Battle.net community are just as mad as Goldmember, even revealing that Blizzard did do “skins” for Windowmaker, but that they were simply recolors, not full blown new outfits like other Overwatch champions had gotten. For them, it’s really sad that Blizzard isn’t listening to them, as Widowmaker is regarded as one of the most popular Overwatch characters.