Players of Blizzard's hero shooter, Overwatch 2, have criticized the game developer for a new Ana skin that appears to reuse the same first-person model as a previously released cosmetic. Skins in Overwatch 2 come in different tiers and can have unique sound effects and voice lines. Legendary skins, which are the most expensive, offer the most features, while rare skins are usually just color changes. As part of a recent event, players who completed the campaign during Season 5 were given the Spiritwarder Ana skin for free.
However, players quickly noticed that this new skin shares the exact same model as the original Bastet skin from Ana's campaign in Overwatch 1. The similarity is even more noticeable in the first-person view. In-game, the Spiritwarder skin's arm features white and gold colors, while the model shows grey and red arms.
This discovery has led to criticism from Overwatch 2 players, who accuse Blizzard of being “lazy.” Some players have pointed out that similar issues have occurred in the past, such as with Mercy's Gladiator skins. There is speculation as to whether this is a bug or an intentional design choice, but either way, players are not happy with the lack of effort put into the new skin.
It remains to be seen if Blizzard will address the concerns raised by the community.