How to get Overwatch League Tokens and New Overwatch Skins
Overwatch skins vary in color and availability. Customizing a character is a favorite aspect of gaming for people all over the world. There are over 300 default skins available for gamers.
Read on to find out how to get Overwatch League tokens and buy Overwatch League skins.
Overwatch League Skins
The skins are available to buy using the Overwatch Tokens system.
You’ll need to sign in with your Overwatch Battle.net address and select which team(s) you want to get updates from. The Tokens are then expected to appear in your Overwatch account before the end of February.
The current Overwatch League teams, for which you can buy Overwatch League skins, are:
- Boston Uprising
- Los Angeles Valiant
- Florida Mayhem
- Los Angeles Gladiators
- New York Excelsior (NYXL)
- San Francisco Shock
- Seoul Dynasty
- Shanghai Dragons
- London Spitfire
- Philadelphia Fusion
- Dallas Fuel
- Houston Outlaws
How to get Overwatch League Tokens
Overwatch League tokens were introduced in a recent update, alongside the new Overwatch League tab on the game’s main menu.
You’ll need to update to the latest version of Overwatch to see this tab appear. If your console isn’t configured to automatically update games, go to Settings, Updates and manually upgrade to the latest version. The exact steps will vary based on your console.
1. Once the Overwatch League Tokens tab appears, click it from the main menu:
2. Select which team, and then which character, you want to buy an Overwatch League skin for:
3. Click Purchase (in the top right-hand corner of the screen). If you’ve not bought Overwatch League Tokens before, or don’t have enough for the Overwatch League skin you want to buy, you’ll be prompted to select a Token bundle.
Overwatch League Tokens cost:
100 Tokens: $4.99
200 Tokens: $9.99
400 Tokens: $19.99
900 Tokens: $39.99
2,600 Tokens: $99.99
Once confirmed, your skin will be added to your character’s wardrobe. Blizzard has said a proportion of the money made from Tokens will go to the teams selected and prices will vary in other regions.
What are Overwatch Skins?
Chances are if you’ve happened across this article, you’re well aware of what Overwatch skins are but in case you’re not.
Skins are known as “cosmetics” that can be used to change the appearance of individual heroes. It’s often more than just an outfit change and can change the look of their weapons or the color scheme for a particular hero.
Common skins are the default, Rare skins typically change the color scheme of a hero, Epic skins change the color and other appearances and Legendary are usually complete costume changes, added dialogue, emotes and more. You can already buy skins with credits, similar to the Overwatch League Token scheme, but the majority of skins are gathered from earning loot boxes. Season-specific skins, such as those available during the recent Winter event, come in seasonal loot boxes.
Before the rollout of the Overwatch League skins, there were 326 non-default skins and 84 that couldn’t be obtained from normal loot boxes.