Overwatch 2 fans can grab a £17 legendary skin completely free – but players are furious

OVERWATCH 2 is giving away a free Legendary Skin as part of its Summer Event.

However, fans are not happy with the change and are upset with the latest offering.

The Mei skin has been available since the original Overwatch.


The Mei skin has been available since the original Overwatch.Photo credit: Activision Blizzard

The Sprinkles skin for the Mei character has historically cost players up to 1.9,000 Overwatch Coins.

This equates to around £17 ($20) if you buy Overwatch’s premium currency with cash.

Players can currently redeem it in store for 0 coins, but many feel the raffle is unfair.

First, there was no announcement that the skin would be given away, so quite a few people bought it recently.

Activision Blizzard accidentally unlocked the skin about a month ago, but quickly changed it again.

The Sprinter Tracer skin was also given away at the time, but is not currently available for free.

Game Director Aaron Keller admitted the release was a mistake and that the skins would be available later in the season.

In fact, some people who tried to redeem the skins at the time were charged a fee for it, despite saying it was free.

However, those who missed this error and the follow-up tweet would not have known about the event.

Overwatch 2 has often been criticized by the community for the high price of the skins.

The cost of a single skin in Overwatch is equal to or greater than many indie games, and three adds up to the price of a full triple-A game.

Since the prices of the skins are so high, people expected higher quality free skins.

Both the Tracer and Mei skins have been available since the original Overwatch, and longtime fans already own them.

Many loyal fans have wanted to add newer skins to their accounts and have only been disappointed.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.

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