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    How to get skins from past events in Overwatch, is it possible?

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    What is OverWatch?

    It is a multiplayer and cross-platform video game from Blizzard Entertainment, available on PS4, Xbox One, Windows and Nintendo Switch since mid-2018. Its style of play is shooter, seen in first person and organized in composite teams. for 6 players.

    The characters in the game are made up of heroes ; There are 32 divided into 3 classes: Damage, Tank or Support. Damage serves to annihilate opponents, tanks serve to contain and defend attacks and support for heals, shields and other team perks.



    Each character has a unique ability that characterizes it; this has caused a favoritism towards some heroes. For example, Tracer, Sombra, Genji, Soldier: 76 and Pharah stand out for damage, for playing tanks D.Va, Winston, Zarya, Reinhardt and Orisa, and for support are Zenyatta, Lúcio, Moira, Mercy and Ana.

    There are 7 different game modes: Attack, Escort, Control, Assault / Escort, Competitive, Arcade and Custom; each has a different objective and these fights take place across 21 base maps, plus more additional ones, which can only be accessed in Arcade mode.

    What is a skin and how does it relate to events?

    From time to time, Overwatch offers events seasonal, available only once a year; such as: terrifying Halloween, Winterland, Lunar New Year, anniversary or summer games. In this and other types of events, points, chests and skins are earned.

    The word skin in English means "skin", that is they are objects that change clothing or appearance of your hero; however, this does not alter or improve the damage level, defense, health or any other attribute of the character, it is just a cosmetic change.



    There are skins that can be obtained alone playing, as long as a specific event lasts ; once the event is over, those skins do not come out, nor are they available anywhere. If a player for some reason doesn't log in those days, the chance to win those skins is lost.

    The skins they are not unique to Overwatch ; It is currently very common for most games to have them on sale or available at certain events. For example, there are ways to get free clothes in Free Fire without diamonds or have all skins in Fortnite.

    The best way to get past event skins in OverWatch

    When a player loses an event, the question that will surely be asked is: how will it be possible to get skins from past events in OverWatch? The answer will directly depend on the type of event we're talking about.

    Events that are interpreted by the cyclical seasons of the calendar, such as the terrifying Halloween, are repeated every year. So, for this case, you will have the opportunity to get the skin you missed, for the next year.


    But there are specific and special events, which are organized only once and do not return. When a player does not participate in this type of event, he will lose the skin he wanted and will not have another chance to have it.

    In these cases there are no options that allow the player to have a past event skin. However, do not lose hope, as it is possible that some skins may be available again in another event or in the in-game store as part of a bundle in the future.


    In conclusion, in order not to lose the skins, the best thing is to write down the days of the events and put Google Calendar on the PC desktop; Besides organize your time, to be able to connect. And put together a good team of heroes, to win games, improve your score, get chests and skins.

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