Overwatch 2 in 2023 was full of ups and downs

In 2023, Blizzard opened OverwatchThe world for third-party collaborations. The first was a collection of skin and other cosmetics Based on the anime/manga One punch manwhich turned out to be natural OverwatchHis “one punch man”, Doomfist, to the title hero with a new skin. Chanel is gorgeous, but she’s not the only hero to cosplay during the event. Soldier: 76 rides a bike as Momen Rider, Kiriko wigs a green wig as Terrible Tornado, and OverwatchGenji’s resident cyborg transforms naturally One punch manGenus Cyborg.

In retrospect, this collaboration was strange because One punch man It hasn’t really done much lately, with a third season still in development and the final season coming out in 2019. But there’s a surprising amount of love in skins, highlighter introductions, and other equally silly cosmetics. Seeing a soldier: 76 Like pedaling, his life depends on it.

The second big collaboration was with K-Pop girl group Le Sserafim and it was an absolute event. Take My Hand Walk With Me Have you heard the catchy lyrics of Le Sserafim’s “Great Night”? Are you drowning in glory? Tracer, Kiriko, Brigitte, D.Va and Sombra prepare for a K-Pop concertserving some of the most glamorous skins Overwatch Ever seen? And do you Watch the music video, where all the aforementioned girls attend a Le Sserafim concert and use their various abilities to have their perfect night? ruled I still wear the Sombra skin when I play her and have no plans to take it off.

Le Seraphim / Blizzard Entertainment

While Blizzard was looking for crossovers out of his stable, he also looked to the other side of the office and one Diablo Crossover, too. Moira mains as Joy He ended up getting a decent skin out of orderAlthough DiabloThe themed co-op mode was very mediocre and boring. John Cena also appeared In a viral marketing campaign For some reason though this didn’t affect the game itself.

Even if you don’t look One punch man Or scream to the music of Le Sserafim, Overwatch 2Shared events feel meaningful, not just cheap crossovers. Team Blizzard has done a lot to capture the moods of its partners without sacrificing its own identity. Crossovers can be boring Games like Fortnite They can lose all their senses As they intermingle their world with fragments of other properties. But so far, Overwatch 2 It has found a happy medium in paying homage to something within its own framework. – KS

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