The Executive Producer of Overwatch 2 has disclosed upcoming changes to the Mythic skins following constructive feedback from players regarding the Mythics of the previous season.
Since the debut of Overwatch 2, the Mythic skin for each season has generated considerable excitement within the community. With only one Mythic skin per season, its extensive customization options allow players to personalize it to their preferences.
Developers Acknowledge Player Critique and Promise Enhancements
In recent seasons, however, players have voiced concerns about certain Mythic skins, notably the Onryō Hanzo from Season 7, which lacked customization options, and the perceived “underwhelming” Grand Best Orisa from Season 8.
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Responding to this feedback, the Overwatch 2 development team has confirmed plans to make adjustments to upcoming Mythic skins.
During an interview with streamer SVB, Jared Neuss, the Executive Producer of Overwatch, addressed the community’s response to the latest Mythic skins.
“People were frustrated with the limited customization options,” Neuss acknowledged in the interview, discussing the community’s feedback.
“We are already implementing changes for future Mythic skins, taking into account the feedback we received before the release of [Onryō Hanzo]. Now, with the reaction to [Great Beast Orisa], adjustments are in progress.”
The Future Landscape of Mythic Skins in Overwatch 2
Despite the acknowledgment of the need for improvements, Neuss expressed uncertainty about creating another Mythic with the same level of customization as Cyber Demon Genji, Overwatch 2’s inaugural Mythic skin. He admitted that the complexity of Cyber Demon Genji set an ambitious standard from the outset.
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“I don’t know if we’ll achieve the level of customization seen in [Cyber Demon Genji] again. It was a highly intricate skin to begin with. However, we are committed to offering players more customization options.”
Regarding the specific changes to future Mythics, Neuss did not delve into details. Still, it is evident that upcoming Mythic skins will boast a higher degree of customization compared to the previous season. As Overwatch 2 ushers in these enhancements, the future gleams brighter.