Overwatch 2 crosses over with Transformers in new cosmetics line

by | Jul 9, 2024 | Technology

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Activision Blizzard announced today it is bringing the Transformers franchise to Overwatch 2 with a new line of skins. The crossover launches today and lasts through July 22. It features four skins for Overwatch 2 characters that mimic Autobot or Decepticon armor available to purchase and several cosmetics that players can obtain for free.

These skins include:

Optimus Prime Reinhardt

Bumblebee Bastion

Arcee Illari

Megatron Rammatra

Blizzard Studio’s Bobby Kim created the concept art for the crossovers. He said in an interview: “Transformers is one of the best action robot franchises out there, and it gets people’s hearts racing, so I knew this was a project I wanted to take on… I remember watching the TRANSFORMERS series on TV with my eyes wide open as a kid. The robots inspired a lot of kids to let their imaginations run wild. To my eyes, every car on the road looked like it could convert at any time, and I still sometimes daydream about it all these years later. While I didn’t have the chance to own one of the toys back then, being part of this collaboration feels like the coolest gift I could give my childhood self.”

Kim says the Reinhard Prime skin was his favorite one to work on: “Optimus Prime is the leader of the Autobots, and after seeing his fearlessness when charging at Decepticons, I thought he was a perfect fit for Reinhardt. I also couldn’t wait to incorporate Optimus Prime’s silhouette into Reinhardt. When developing the skin, I tried to integrate the sturdy, truck-like design that Optimus Prime is known for, such as the front windshield and the exhaust on the skin’s shoulders, to make him look more like a speeding truck when he charges. I also tried using sharper, angular parts throughout the skin, which I think captured the iconic look of Optimus Prime.”

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GamesBeat is excited to partner with Lil Snack to have customized games just for our audience! We know as gamers ourselves, this is an exciting way to engage through play with the GamesBeat content you have already come to love. Start playing games here. 

Activision Blizzard announced today it is bringing the Transformers franchise to Overwatch 2 with a new line of skins. The crossover launches today and lasts through July 22. It features four skins for Overwatch 2 characters that mimic Autobot or Decepticon armor available to purchase and several cosmetics that players can obtain for free.

These skins include:

Optimus Prime Reinhardt

Bumblebee Bastion

Arcee Illari

Megatron Rammatra

Blizzard Studio’s Bobby Kim created the concept art for the crossovers. He said in an interview: “Transformers is one of the best action robot franchises out there, and it gets people’s hearts racing, so I knew this was a project I wanted to take on… I remember watching the TRANSFORMERS series on TV with my eyes wide open as a kid. The robots inspired a lot of kids to let their imaginations run wild. To my eyes, every car on the road looked like it could convert at any time, and I still sometimes daydream about it all these years later. While I didn’t have the chance to own one of the toys back then, being part of this collaboration feels like the coolest gift I could give my childhood self.”

Kim says the Reinhard Prime skin was his favorite one to work on: “Optimus Prime is the leader of the Autobots, and after seeing his fearlessness when charging at Decepticons, I thought he was a perfect fit for Reinhardt. I also couldn’t wait to incorporate Optimus Prime’s silhouette into Reinhardt. When developing the skin, I tried to integrate the sturdy, truck-like design that Optimus Prime is known for, such as the front windshield and the exhaust on the skin’s shoulders, to make him look more like a speeding truck when he charges. I also tried using sharper, angular parts throughout the skin, which I think captured the iconic look of Optimus Prime.”

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