Overwatch’s Remix event is technically the first “new” event the game has seen in years. The problem is that, even with a sequel on the way, players are making more than recycled content.
The remix events in Overwatch are a new addition for 2022, replacing the previous Anniversary and Summer Games events.
This means we won’t see any new skins from either event, but can expect a crop of recolored skins from the game’s past. Even with Overwatch 2 on the horizon, players are still earning more than rehashed skins.
Overwatch Remix Doesn’t Feel Like a Real Event
Let’s face it: Summer Games and Anniversary aren’t the worst events to replace. Anniversary was already catching up anyway and no one mourns the loss of an event around Lucioball.
What will be missed, however, are the brand new skins that each event brought. Instead, we actually get photo-negative versions of some of the most well-known cosmetics.
With Overwatch 2 on the way, it’s understandable if development efforts are done elsewhere alongside new skins. That said, the Remix events are a bit of a disappointment, especially after fans were promised lots of new skins in 2022.
The last event we got new content in was the Lunar New Year, and even that was a bit of a disappointment. Developers could have sent Overwatch out in style with a huge amount of content during the final anniversary event for the sequel, but instead we get the Remix event, which seems to be thrown together at best.
And if you log in, you’ll find that these Remix skins are it when it comes to content. No new voice lines, no new emotes and no new sprays.
There’s a silver lining, though, and that’s the exclusive limited-time skins that will be brought back for weekly challenges. Many players appreciate the chance to earn Nano Cola D.Va again, but new content is not.
Developers have already responded to players’ concerns about a lack of brand new content, so who knows? We could see an avalanche of skins after the Overwatch 2 beta.
Most players agree that we’d rather see a stunning rollout of the new game than new skins. So if that’s what developers focus on, they have more power. That said, hopefully they don’t forget that skins and cosmetics are a big part of why people fell in love with the game in the first place.