With the Overwatch Christmas event in full swing, some fans have reached out to Blizzard express their disappointment with the Christmas skins, and especially, with Mei's Mei-rry Legendary skin, which costs 3000 coins.
Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan was quick to dispell any worries that Mei would not get a legendary for a long time after this.
"For people concerned that Mei is not going to get another Legendary for a long time, you need not worry," Kaplan said. "We have something pretty awesome for her early next year."
Of course, that doesn't mean it'll be the most amazing thing in the world - just what Blizzard thinks will be awesome.
"We don't have a specific rule for what makes something Legendary or Epic. We just sort of make a gut call based off of what we think is cool," Kaplan said. "Coolness is very subjective, and based off of the community reaction it seems like our gauge was off on this one."
So what happened with the Christmas skin? It seems that the Snowman visual for Mei's Cryo-Freeze pushed it into the Legendary category - especially as it was a community idea in the first place.
Our reasoning for it being Legendary was that we completely redid the visual effects for Cryo-Freeze (we turned the ice block into a snowman). We thought that was pretty special and we had done it specifically based on community suggestions from months ago when people were speculating that we might have a winter event. Apparently, lots of people don't agree with us and that's ok. It's all good feedback and we're learning something for future events.
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