How to unlock the awesome Oni skin that's just been re-released
How to unlock the amazing new Oni skin in Overwatch, whether you’re playing the game on PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
It’s not like Blizzard to repeat a special crossover promotion, but if you missed out on unlocking Genji’s Oni skin over Christmas then you’ve got another shot at doing so right now.
As part of the Heroes of the Storm relaunch, Blizzard is giving you lots of opportunities to unlock some new goodies for Overwatch by playing their reworked brawler. The Oni skin is one of them.
You don’t have a lot of time to unlock this cosmetic item though, and so we’ve revamped our original guide to outline what you need to know in order to grab it before the window of opportunity disappears this Sunday.
Read on for details of how to get this challenge ticked off in pretty short order.
Unlocking the Oni skin
In order to unlock this Genji skin, you’ll need to play five games of Heroes of the Storm with a Battle.net friend, during the game’s Nexus Challenge 2.0 promotion.
There are four weeks of promotional play ahead of us, and each week introduces a new quest for you to complete. You must complete these quests in the order they were released, and you can only have one active at any one time. As the Oni items are part of the first week’s quest though, you basically have until Sunday 21st May to tick your five matches off if this is all you care about!
Heroes of the Storm is free to play, so simply download the client through the Blizzard launcher on your PC in order to get stuck into your games.
The qualifying modes that count towards your five games played are AI, Quick Match, Unranked or Ranked. If you’re a bit nervous about taking on live competition, you can simply wrap this up by finishing off matches with your team against the AI.
Just keep in mind that all of your matches must be completed while teamed up with a friend! Just ask in general chat if anyone wants to group up, and there’ll no doubt be dedicated communities created for this reward as well, so don’t be put off.
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As well as unlocking the awesome Oni skin itself, you’ll also receive a related portrait and spray to add to your Genji cosmetic collection. You’ll also get some new cosmetic stuff added to your Heroes of the Storm collection too!
Note that these are the rewards from Week 1 of a much bigger promotion, so for quick reference here’s what you can unlock throughout the relaunch window.
Again, you need to complete at least five matches in any given week to get the items.
- Week 1: Oni skin, spray and player icon
- Week 2: Officer D.Va skin
- Week 3: Officer D.Va spray and player icon
- Week 4: Ten free Loot Boxes
As we’ve already mentioned, you have until 21st May to finish your matches and unlock the Oni skin.
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console players
If you’re playing on console and are feeling a little left out by this announcement, don’t worry! As long as you can access a PC capable of running Heroes of the Storm (which is a pretty technically forgiving game), you can associate the same Battle.net account details you use on your console when you set up your PC installation.
Check out our guide to unlocking Oni on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for more information on completing this process.