Overwatch 2 has announced a new Mythic skin, Amaterasu, for Kiriko as part of the upcoming Season 3 Premium Battle Pass. The season begins on February 7, featuring one new map and Battle Pass, hero balance changes, and the return of Credits. The developer also recently released a blog post detailing changes to the game’s matchmaking rating and ranking system.
As a support character, Kiriko has been dominating Overwatch 2 since her release and is currently the third most-selected hero. Known for her fast movement speed, healing abilities, and deadly kunai knives, players have discovered devastating combos when combining Kiriko’s abilities with other heroes like Roadhog.
🚨 Meet Amaterasu Kiriko 🚨
An all-new Mythic skin arrives in Season 3, beginning Feb 7. pic.twitter.com/FEopEc0FDm
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) February 1, 2023
Amaterasu is inspired by the Japanese sun goddess and will be the first Mythic skin for Kiriko in Overwatch 2. Earlier, Genji received a Mythic skin in Season 1 and Junker Queen’s Season 2 Mythic skin was inspired by the Greek God Zeus. The developers still need to confirm how to unlock the Mythic skin, but based on Season 2, it is expected to be at Tier 80 in the Battle Pass.
Kiriko is known for her agility and ability to climb walls. She can heal her teammates using talismans and teleport to them, as well as throw deadly kunai knives. Her Ultimate ability increases allies’ movement and shooting speed and reduces their cooldowns.
Overwatch 2 New Season
Overwatch 2 Season 3 is expected to launch on February 7. The season will include a new map, changes to the reward system, new skins, and a Battle Pass. Additionally, changes are expected to the ultimate charge system, Sojourn Mercy pairing, nerfs to tanks in open queue and ultimate. Ultimate charge system will also be altered, and hero designers are working on resolving issues with heroes receiving their ultimate too much or too little.
There will also be updates to the reward system, with more choice for players in what rewards they unlock and in which order. There will be changes to tanks in open queue and other arcade modes, with a lowering of tank health outside the role queue.