The popular video game Overwatch 2 and the satirical manga and anime series One-Punch Man have joined forces for a limited-time event, offering players the chance to unlock skins and cosmetics featuring characters from both franchises.
This collaboration celebrates the shonen genre, known for its high-energy, intense storylines. Fans can use these skins to play as their favorite heroes and immerse themselves in One-Punch Man and Overwatch 2.
The partnership is a unique opportunity for fans to enjoy a crossover of two popular media and experience the excitement of embodying characters from different worlds.
Blizzard’s primary hero-based first-person shooter game, Overwatch 2, is presently conducting a time-limited event known as Overwatch 2 x One-Punch Man, which is scheduled to run until April 6th.
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During this event, players can obtain complete outfits and animated poses for four of the game’s most recognizable heroes. Additionally, the event offers ten premium cosmetic items that can be purchased from the in-game store, as well as six other cosmetic items that can be earned by playing online for free.
This collaboration between Overwatch 2 and One-Punch Man allows fans to customize their gaming experience with unique skins and items inspired by the popular anime and manga series. The event is rare for players to fully immerse themselves in the game and experience the crossover between these two popular franchises.
Even the most wicked villains may have a soft spot for cosplay, as demonstrated by the unlikely pairing of Overwatch 2’s ferocious terrorist leader, Akande “Doomfist” Ogundimu, and One-Punch Man’s lighthearted, fun-loving hero, Saitama. While their personalities differ significantly, both characters are recognized for their unique fighting techniques using their fists.
Doomfist is notorious for his cutthroat nature, while Saitama is a carefree hero who fights for fun. Nevertheless, their love for cosplay highlights the ability of fandoms to transcend individual characteristics and bring people together over a shared appreciation for beloved characters.
Like the One-Punch Man manga, the Overwatch 2 x One-Punch Man crossover event is more captivating because it features multiple characters. Genji pays homage to Genos, a fellow cyborg ninja who serves as Saitama’s eager apprentice.
At the same time, Kiriko takes on the persona of Tatsumaki, a rude and powerful esper also known as Terrible Tornado.
These additional characters bring a new layer of depth and complexity to the event, uniting different fandoms and expanding the shared universe of these franchises. By acknowledging each other’s characters and creating a sense of interconnectedness between different worlds, fans can fully engage in the crossover and enjoy a more immersive and dynamic experience.
The Overwatch 2 x One-Punch Man event is following Blizzard’s standard practice of charging players a substantial amount for exclusive in-game cosmetic items. Players can only acquire the Doomfist, Genji, and Kiriko skins by purchasing them with Overwatch Coins, the game’s premium currency. The pricing system for these items is as follows:
- Saitama skin: 1900 coins
- Saitama item set: 3500 coins
- Terrible Tornado skin: 1900 coins
- Terrible Tornado item set: 2500 coins
- Genos skin: 1900 coins
- Genos item set: 2200 coins
Only players who spend real money on the game can obtain these unique items. While some players may consider the prices unreasonable, others are willing to pay to personalize their characters with their favorite One-Punch Man costumes. Ultimately, this pricing strategy enables Blizzard to profit from the event while allowing players to display their fandom by using these outfits in the game.
For those excited about the Overwatch 2 x One-Punch Man event but who are hesitant about the high prices of cosmetic items, now is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of the limited-time discount.
Until March 13th, players can purchase the Saitama, Terrible Tornado, and Geno’s item sets at significantly reduced prices, with the One-Punch Man Mega Bundle being the most affordable option. At almost 50% off, this bundle is the best way to obtain all 10 cosmetics available at the event. Players interested in purchasing everything should act fast before the prices return to their original amounts.
Overwatch Coins are the main revenue generator for Overwatch 2, and players can buy them through the in-game store or Battle.net at the rate of 100 coins for each USD 1. Players can receive a higher value by buying them in bigger amounts, such as $19.99 for 2200 coins, $49.99 for 5700 coins, and $99.99 for 11600 coins.
Aside from buying Overwatch Coins, players can earn them by completing weekly challenges found on the main menu’s Challenges tab. These challenges provide a maximum of 60 coins each week and are given in 30, 20, and 10 increments for completing 4, 8, and 11 tasks, respectively.
Please note that credits from previous events cannot be used to acquire the current event’s Saitama, Genos, or Terrible Tornado cosmetics.
Overwatch 2’s One-Punch Man promotion event is available on various platforms, including Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows, and will run until April 6th. Players of all levels have the opportunity to unlock a complete set of Mumen Rider cosmetics for Soldier 76 simply by playing the game.
The item set, along with two One-Punch Man-themed weapon charms, will be gradually unlocked by playing the game, with the rewards being given after completing 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, and 24 games. Players who don’t achieve a high win rate can still obtain all the cosmetics by playing the game persistently, even though winning matches counts as two games towards unlocking them.