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Overwatch 2 gets Transformers collaboration

Posted on July 9, 2024 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Overwatch 2 Transformers collaboration

Another collaboration just appeared in Overwatch 2, and the game is now teaming up with Transformers.

Players can get their hands on themed skins and join legendary Autobots and Decepticons as they bring their epic battle into Overwatch. Outside of skins, themed event and special rewards have been added.

Here’s some additional information about what’s featured in the Overwatch 2 x Transformers collaboration:

  • Optimus Prime x Reinhardt: Reinhardt transforms into the Autobots’ leader, Optimus Prime, combining the character’s iconic red and blue with Reinhardt’s bold, knightly presence.
  • Bumblebee x Bastion: Bastion’s new Bumblebee-themed skin adds a vibrant yellow and black design, perfectly capturing the spirit of the quick and versatile Autobot.
  • Arcee x Illari & Megatron x Ramattra: Experience the sleek agility of Arcee with Illari, or the commanding strength of Megatron with Ramattra, each bringing a unique style to these characters.
  • Event-Specific Collectibles: Score limited-time, Transformers-themed rewards such as player icons, name cards, and titles. Make sure to collect all items from the Transformers Mega Bundle for the ultimate fan experience.

The following Q&A with Blizzard Korea Studio’s Bobby Kim was also passed along:

Q. How exciting was it to make Optimus Prime x Reinhardt for the new Overwatch 2 x Transformers collab?

Bobby Kim: It’s the Transformers series after all! Transformers is one of the best action robot franchises out there, and it gets people’s hearts racing, so I knew this was a project I wanted to take on.
Transformers and Overwatch are such a great combination. Optimus Prime is the leader of the Autobots, and after seeing his fearlessness when charging at Decepticons , I thought he was a perfect fit for Reinhardt. I also couldn’t wait to incorporate Optimus Prime’s silhouette into Reinhardt.

Q. What was the important thing about Optimus Prime you wanted to make sure was included in the design?

Bobby Kim: When developing the skin, I tried to integrate the sturdy, truck-like design that Optimus Prime is known for, such as the front windshield and the exhaust on the skin’s shoulders, to make him look more like a speeding truck when he charges. I also tried using sharper, angular parts throughout the skin, which I think captured the iconic look of Optimus Prime.

Q. Are there any fun features about the skin that players should look out for?

Bobby Kim: One of the aspects I love about this skin are the windshield wipers. The technical artist did a remarkable job of bringing my vision to life. The skin is also filled with other mechanical parts that move which add a touch of realism. I can’t wait for our players to put this skin on and charge into battle, experiencing these fun little features.

Q. What are some of your favorite Transformers experiences that you want to share?

Bobby Kim: I remember watching the Transformers series on TV with my eyes wide open as a kid. The robots inspired a lot of kids to let their imaginations run wild. To my eyes, every car on the road looked like it could convert at any time, and I still sometimes daydream about it all these years later. While I didn’t have the chance to own one of the toys back then, being part of this collaboration feels like the coolest gift I could give my childhood self.

Overall, this collaboration was a fantastic experience. Bringing Optimus Prime and other Transformers characters including Megatron, Bumblebee and Arcee to the world of Overwatch has been a dream come true.

Finally, here’s a gameplay trailer:

Gameplay Trailer

The Overwatch 2 x Transformers collaboration will be live until July 22, 2024. Access more on the game here.

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