Medusa Skin For Widowmaker Actively Makes Overwatch 2 Harder By Giving Away Your Location

Seems some audio of snake sounds attached to the skin make it almost impossible to hide or hear opponents' footsteps.

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief
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First, huge thanks to MMOBomber Yad and his discovering this on Dexerto. We had a huge laugh over it and decided it was just too funny not to report on even though it is something Blizzard will be likely to fix pretty quickly.

We already reported on the god themed, limited time mode that's currently live in Overwatch 2. As part of that event, god themed skins were created for some of the hero shooter's characters. One of those skins was a pretty snazzy Medusa themed skin for Widowmaker. I love the look of it, and other players did too, apparently. Enough that you actually saw the skin in matches.

The problem?

Well, it seems the snakes on the skin make noise. A LOT of noise. Enough noise that it's actively being called "pay-to-lose" by some Overwatch players.

The noise of the hissing snakes actually makes it damn near impossible to hear opponents' footsteps as they close in on you, and on the other side of the coin all that hissing makes hiding just not an option for Widowmaker mains.

Check out the tweet below from Brian St. Pierre for a fantastic example.

While there's no word from Blizzard yet on a fix, we have to imagine it's coming soon if they ever want to see this skin used again in anything besides casual play.

Note: Activision Blizzard is still under investigation by the state of California for serious harassment charges. CEO Bobby Kotick is alleged to have known about such actions within his company – and performed some himself – and shielded the perpetrators from consequences.

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Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief
Mike “Magicman” Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site’s current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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