Overwatch 2 Looks to Enhance Upcoming Mythic Skins for a Better Experience

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In an interview on Twitch with Overwatch 2 streamer SVB, executive producer Jared Neuss acknowledged the feedback from the Overwatch 2 community regarding the underwhelming customization options in recent Mythic skins like Onryo Hanzo and Grand Beast Orisa. Neuss confirmed the development team’s commitment to enhancing future Mythic skins by integrating more customization choices.

Neuss expressed understanding for the disappointment among players due to the limited customization options offered in these newer Mythic skins compared to earlier, more intricate ones like Cyber Demon Genji and Amaterasu Kiriko. He highlighted that while replicating the extensive range of options seen in Cyber Demon Genji might not be achievable for every Mythic skin, the team aims to elevate the quality of upcoming cosmetics, surpassing the fewer customization choices in skins such as Onryo Hanzo and Grand Beast Orisa.

Neuss assured fans that changes are already in progress to enrich future Mythic skins with a broader array of customization options. Although replicating the complexity of Cyber Demon Genji might be a stretch for every Mythic skin, the development team is committed to ensuring that future cosmetics offer players more avenues for customization, addressing the frustration stemming from the comparatively limited options in recent Mythic skins.

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Overwatch 2 Mythic Skins Customization Comparison

Season Skin Weapons Detail 1 Detail 2 Colors Total
Season 1 Cyber Demon Genji 2 3 3 3 11
Season 2 Zeus Junker Queen 2 2 2 3 8
Season 3 Amaterasu Kiriko 2 3 3 3 11
Season 4 Galactic Emperor Sigma 2 3 3 3 11
Season 5 Adventurer Tracer 3 3 0 3 9
Season 6 A-7000 Wargod Ana 2 3 0 3 8
Season 7 Onryo Hanzo 2 0 0 3 5
Season 8 Grand Beast Orisa 2 0 0 4 6

Following previous statements where Neuss mentioned that certain Mythic skins, such as Onryo Hanzo and Grand Beast Orisa, prioritized visual effects (VFX) over customization options, player feedback has indicated that this explanation doesn’t suffice. It appears that Neuss and the Overwatch 2 team are now aiming to enhance future skins to better meet player expectations, acknowledging the dissatisfaction expressed by the community.

Despite Neuss not explicitly stating whether Overwatch 2 intends to introduce additional options to existing Mythic skins in the future, it appears unlikely that these particular skins will receive such modifications.

The Overwatch 2 community has exhibited cautious optimism following Neuss’ remarks regarding the development of Mythic skins. Disappointment arose when Orisa’s skin encountered similar limitations to Hanzo’s, prompting frustration among players who believed that committing to a Mythic skin each season should entail more extensive options. While some players express concerns about fairness regarding the distribution of attention to different skins compared to Cyber Demon Genji, many are intrigued to witness the extent of customization options that Overwatch 2 will offer for its future Mythic Skins.