15 December 2017 - 16:47

Overwatch's 2017 Winter Wonderland skins, ranked

Casual Hanzo is a bad skin.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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Snow Owl Ana
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Blizzard gave us the gift of Overwatch holiday skins with the game's new Winter Wonderland event, and many of them are pretty dang great.

But of course, not all skins are created equal. All of Overwatch's new holiday skins are legendary items, which means they cost 3,000 Overwatch credits each—a steep price, so you'll want to choose carefully. The Winter Wonderland skins will only be available until Jan. 1, when the event ends, so if you want them all, you'd better get to work.

If you need help choosing which skin to spend your Overwatch credits on, we're here to help. Here are all of Overwatch's new Winter Wonderland skins ranked from worst to best.

7) Casual Hanzo

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I am so, so sorry Casual Hanzo. We wanted to like this skin. We really did. But instead of the incredibly good looking Reflections skin, we got a Hanzo with weird proportions and even worse hair. But it's not all bad for Hanzo. His casual skin is fixable. All Blizzard needs to do is shave the sides of his head and pull up his pants to shorten his torso. That's it—and Hanzo can get moved to the top of the list.

Related: What's wrong with Hanzo's new casual skin?

6) Alpine: 76

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At some point, all Soldier: 76 Overwatch skins start to look alike. Sure, there are details that make this a legendary skin rather than just a recoloring of another outfit, but on a surface level, it just doesn't look different enough to warrant a higher placement.

5) Avalanche Bastion

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Avalanche Bastion is not a bad skin; in fact, it's a really good skin. But in a swath of very good Overwatch skins, it's hard to rank this one higher. The beanie detail is absolutely adorable, and we love Bastion's tiny snow owl.

4) Snow Owl Ana

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And that brings us to Snow Owl Ana. What's with Ana and her creepy skins? But just because it's creepy doesn't mean it's a bad skin. The details are what really make this one: The owl claw feet, the massive owl eyes, her feathered jacket. Imagine noticing this sniper looking back at you.

3) Beachrat Junkrat

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No, this isn't a summer skin accidentally added in Overwatch's Winter Wonderland update. Because it's summer in Australia, where Junkrat is from, Blizzard gave the explosives enthusiast a warm weather look, and we love it.

2) Rime Sombra

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Rime Sombra gives the Mexican hacker a winter elf look, like she could be a character in World of Warcraft. The short white haircut looks really good on her.

1) Ice Fisherman Roadhog

Roadhog the walrus boy gets the number one spot on our Winter Wonderland skins list. Everything about this skin is perfect, down to the last detail. The face, that hat, his fish bone armor... the zipper tie, his snow shoe boots, his hook. Before the event, we were hoping that Junkrat and Roadhog would get matching winter-in-Australia skins, but the Ice Fisherman look is better than we could have imagined.


It's hard to put together a rankings list when all the skins are so dang good, but someone has to do it.

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