Some Overwatch 2 players can’t stand this Pay to Lose skin

An image of Overwatch 2 sniper Widowmaker in her new Medusa skin with a sparkling death glare.

To ring in the new year surveillance 2 launched a limited-time event on Greek Mythology. No, you won’t see Apollo or Kratos roaming Ilios, but if you spend $20 you can transform the spider-like sniper Widowmaker into the goddess of beauty and stone, Medusa, with a white tunic and snake headdress. Unfortunately, the new skin, as cool as it is, appears to be making a lot of in-game noise, leading some players to refer to it as a “pay-to-lose” cosmetic item.

Battle for Olympus the new time-limited event in surveillance 2. Running through January 19th, Battle for Olympus introduces a free-for-all deathmatch mode featuring seven of the game’s playable heroes – Junker Queen as Zeus, Lucio as Hermes, Pharah as Hades, Ramattra as Poseidon, Reinhardt as Minotaur, Roadhog as Cyclops, and Widowmaker as Medusa – the powers of mythical creatures and gods. Many things will change about these seven characters during this event, including their clothing and ultimate abilities, as well as their interactions with other characters. Some skins, like Junker Queen’s Zeus, are buried deep within the Battle Pass, while others, like Roadhog’s Cyclops, seem to be only obtainable with it surveillance 2 coins.

Another skin locked behind a paywall is Widowmaker’s Medusa, and it’s this character outfit that’s got some players in a frenzy. Retired over watch Pro Brian “Kephrii” St. Pierre tweeted that thanks to the headpiece’s loud hissing sound, “the enemy team can hear the snakes/hairs on the Medusa skin and pinpoint your location from them.” According to Kephrii, this $20 cosmetic product is “actively punishing you for using it.”

“Pay to lose, that’s the way it should be” rang someone in Kephriis mentions. “That’s actually so damn loud what” said another player.

That’s not to say everyone agrees with Kephrii’s take on the Medusa skin. When some have users pointed outwith the amount of sound and audio clusters that happen in this game‘ it would be hard to hear the snakes. surveillance 2 is loud, after all, and gamers have been complaining about the audio mixing for a while (including our senior editor, Alyssa Mercante, who claims you “can’t hear shit”).

Unless everything suddenly stopped and nobody was shooting at others, you would have a hard time hearing the sound of Medusa’s headdress. Still, if someone had sharp enough hearing or a really solid headset, they could potentially notice the obnoxious hissing snakes and give you a free haircut. The fact that it’s even possible to hear Medusamaker makes the skin seem like enough of a downside to discourage players from using it. Widowmaker is said to be sneaky. Loud snakes make stealth kills impossible.

kotaku asked Blizzard for comment.

Whether or not the Medusamaker skin is “pay to lose” doesn’t matter if the overall player base seems pretty disappointed with Battle for Olympus. Are on the game’s subreddit a hand full from Popular Posts about how the limited time event is”possibly the worst [one] in over watch Story‘ because the free-for-all deathmatch mode feels ‘boring and unbalanced’ after just a few games. Heck, some players even seem to think so Blizzard is just flaunting the skins instead of introducing exciting new content to the hero shooter. Yes, people just don’t enjoy it this Greek mythology. Some Overwatch 2 players can’t stand this Pay to Lose skin

Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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