There are a lot of things happening with Overwatch right now, from the announcement of a new map heading to PTR this week to the Overwatch League being in Stage 3 of its inaugural season. Now, fans of the league itself have more to look forward to in May thanks to Twitch.
In a blog post, Twitch announced some new Overwatch digital goodies for those who purchase the All Access Pass for the league. The most notable of these new items will be new Overwatch League team skins for the game’s heroes. There will also be special skins for McCree, Moira and Soldier 76.
While there are currently skins available that are themed after each of Overwatch League’s teams, what sets the new team skins apart is that they are “away” colors, as opposed the “home” colors of the current skins. The major difference between the two color schemes is that the “away” ones will be mostly white, with the teams’ other colors being used as accents. Of course, the “home” skins are the opposite, with the teams’ colors being primary with white accents.
The other items and features that will be included with the pass will be able to be used within Twitch itself. Pass holders will get special chat emotes and badges. There will also be exclusive chatrooms that will be only be available to those who purchased the pass. It will also include special access to backstage interviews and behind the scenes footage, along with post-game Q&As.
The pass can be purchased for $29.99, however, there is a discounted price for Twitch Prime members at $19.99. Of course, the only way to become a Twitch Prime member is to be part of Amazon Prime and activate it. The Twitch Prime discount is only available until May 17th.
Players looking to get even more skins right now can take part in the Retribution event, which is happening right now. Retribution will be going on until the end of April and it adds a new PvE mode for players to take part in, which features Genji, McCree, Moira, and Reaper. The new event also brought back the Uprising game mode, meaning those who may have missed it the first time around will have a chance to play it.
Overwatch is now available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.