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Overwatch Guide: How To Unlock All Character Skins

| May 25, 2016

Overwatch Guide: How To Unlock All Character Skins GameGuides  Overwatch

Overwatch may feel like it has been out for awhile now with all the different betas, but the game is officially out now and with that comes the full experience that was gradually being built up during the beta. Beyond just coming back for the exceptionally fun gameplay, there are a number of cosmetic items you can earn in the game and skins are a big part of this.

The game features 21 different characters and each one varies from either having 10 or 11 skins in the game, with the majority having 10. The ones with 11 are those that came with a special costume included for buying the Origins Edition, which is the only version available on consoles. This means that at the start, every single character has 10 skins for you to unlock.

The way this is done is mostly by luck, so you will need to prepare for quite a bit of grinding to get them all. We already told you about how to earn loot boxes in the game, but getting those is the first step towards costumes. When opening a loot box, hopefully you will get a skin within, but that is not always the case.

This is purely luck, so this can get a little annoying as you are trying to get specific skins that you want. However, there is another way that you can get them that still will take some time.

While the loot boxes will sometimes come with items you already have, if you end up with a duplicate, you will get in-game credit for that duplicate. After earning enough credit, you can spend these on the various skins available in the game that are ranked at three different levels. The cheapest will be 75 credits each, while the Epic skins will cost you 250 each and the Legendary skins will cost you 1000 each.

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  • ex Lightning

    Buy them? Hurr Durrr…

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  • its a me

    hurr haburr hurr durrrrrr

  • Paul Alexandru Cazacliu

    :( If you cannot unlock the pre-purchasable only, Widowmaker Noire skin, what’s the point to show it to you in the heroes game menu!? Just in order to laugh in your face and show you what you have missed for ever!? I do hope that that skin will be purchasable with in game currency or by earning loot boxes in the near future, cos it’s a HUGE FRUSTRATION REASON. Hurr hurr hurr Blizzard!

    • TurboNexus

      just buy a key for it, thats how i got it

  • WidowMaker

    Hurr Durr

  • Anonymoos

    I found a way to increase legendary drop rate. Wait a long period of time. 2-24 hours is enough or even wait until a new event. Examples are summer games because it’s currently spring in ohio and it’s helpful for the summer months to get that event skin or legendary you wanted. VERY LIKELY. And I have explanation for wait until the event. There’s a set number of skins. In events there’s added skins so there was less than the set amount. So it adds more chance to get legendaries.

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