Before we begin, an important note to make is that the skins featured in this article will only be from the Lunar New Year 2020 and not previous skins from previous Lunar New Year events. Now, let’s get to it!
Now, this skin is cool. Sombra’s mask changes to a wide variety of colors and designs in a glitchy fashion, making it look incredibly nice in-game. This might be the first skin in making a face piece animated like that.
Color everywhere! This new Overwatch skin is an incredible homage to the New Year tradition with an opera-style skin that looks so damn gorgeous in-game. In a previous article, we discussed the flawless Brigitte cosplay that China’s Blizzard team commissioned which looks and feels exactly the same as this in-game beauty.
Lucio is really breaking it down in this skin. Samul Nori is a genre of percussion music that originated in Korea. The word Samul means "four objects", while Nori means "play". Samul Nori is performed with four traditional Korean musical instruments called pungmul. Fitting for Lucio, isn’t it?
Moira is looking scary in this new skin. No one thought a support class could be this intimidating, but Moira manages to pull it off incredibly well. Traditionally called “Talch'um”, the skin fits Moira’s skillset, weaving in and out of damaging and supporting. Like a dance, she’s everywhere.
This one’s pretty simple. Nice that Blizzard has commemorated the trusty rodent for the Year of the Rat. The Wrecking Ball skin here is designed in a way to reflect paper cutting! Hammond’s Traditionally, Chinese paper-cutting is an incredibly distinct visual art used in Chinese handicrafts originating from the 6th century. Cool, right?
Honestly, not much to say with this one here. Doomfist has the attire of a Monk... minus the robotic arm of death of course. Simple, yet, a very nice homage to the Lunar New Year and pugilism. We do not recommend that you replicate Doomfist’s arm in real life.
Last on the list of new Lunar New Year skins is Winston. This skin appears to be aimed at showcasing the Ancient Warrior statue style in bronze. As you might be aware, over time, bronze will get covered in patina, adopting a unique weathered appearance. This is where the inspiration for this skin probably came from. Whatever the case may be, it’s our personal favorite. And that’s it for this year! What do you think of the new skins? Do you have a favorite? Be sure to let us know. Now, go get those skins!