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overwatch Skin Changing During Hero Selection Coming!

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Skin choice during Hero Selection and randomizing emotes, sprays and more. Could it finally be happening?!

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In a conversation on the forums about randomizing emotes (the same way you can choose to randomize highlight intros) Game Director Jeff Kaplan dropped a major hint that we'd also be able to change our skins during hero selection, something the Overwatch community has been screaming about since, well day 2 of the beta.

Blizzard LogoJeff Kaplan, Game Director

We also would like to give you this option. Our design for it allows for changing skins during "Assemble your heroes" but not after that phase. We want people to be able to change skins before a match but we also don't want people changing skins mid-match. We have two reasons for this:

1) Your team needs you. Go help them
2) We don't want to add confusion to the "read" of the game by having people constantly changing appearances during the map.

This feature has been on our list for a very long time and is something we want to make happen. It usually gets deprioriritzed for other things (such as the Season 2 competitive changes). It's something we really want to do though.


The team is also working on allowing for more randomization options, including skins:

Blizzard LogoJeff Kaplan, Game Director

We want to work on the ability to allow you to have access to more of your customization options (i.e. multiple sprays, emotes etc...)

We have a design. We're waiting for resources to free up to implement.... so half done?


All of these changes would probably be welcomed more than anything that has been patched so far (yes, even more than the Genji and Hanzo nerfs, although that's technically impossible) and we can only hope they're coming sooner rather than later.

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I feel like it's 1 out of every 3 games that someone mentions that they REEEALLY want to be able to change skins during Hero selection.

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