An Overwatch 2 Tracer skin is being given away at McDonalds, and seemingly only in Australia.
As reported by Dot Esports, developer Blizzard and McDonalds have united for the promotion that rewards the Overwatch 2 “Tracer Lightning” skin to anyone who orders a Big Mac, McChicken, or 10-piece Chicken McNuggets combo through the MyMacca’s App.
The skin is available at every McDonalds across Australia until the end of October, and there’s currently no word as to whether the promotion will spread to the U.S. or other regions.
If you’re an Overwatch veteran, you may recognise the skin from Overwatch’s 2018 anniversary event. These days, the skin is sometimes available in the Overwatch shop, but since the shop cycles its inventory there is no way of knowing exactly when you can buy it. As such, the McDonalds promotion is the only current sure-fire way to get the skin, at least for Australian players.
Other publishers have made similar deals in the past, often resulting in codes for the digital product being sold online for huge amounts of money. Fortnite’s Merry Mint Pickaxe was available in the holiday period of 2019 to those who bought Fortnite merchandise at certain retailers, for example, and those codes are now selling for upwards of $100.
Overwatch 2 launched on October 4 and, as is often the case with online games, it had a rocky launch that left several fans completely unable to play the game.
Blizzard’s servers were plagued with DDoS attacks that caused lengthy queue times for those trying to play early on, and further issues emerged as a result of new Blizzard policies that required players to connect a phone number to their account before playing.
Though the requirement was implemented as a security feature, Blizzard quickly backtracked and removed the feature for most of its players, only requiring those with new accounts to attach a phone number. Further controversy emerged, however, as fans using pre-paid phone packages found they were not considered viable for the service and as a result they couldn’t play Overwatch 2.
The game is relatively settled now, however, and outside of a targeted fix for Zarya in Total Mayhem on October 25 and (presumably) the return of Bastion and Torbjörn, who were removed from Overwatch 2 just days after it launched due to serious glitches, Blizzard said it won’t implement any balance updates until Season 2 begins in December.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.
Editor’s note: this story previously stated that the Tracer skin was exclusive to McDonalds. It has now been updated to reflect the skin’s origin as a 2018 anniversary cosmetic.