Earlier this morning Blizzard announced a bunch of new Overwatch skins to mark the return of the Summer Games. Most of them are pretty rad. Junkrat also got a new skin.
A skin inspired by 1990's One Day Cricket.
An outfit that Shane Watson himself would be proud to wear, Aussies woke up this morning to discover that Australia's national sport had finally been represented in Overwatch:
— Adam Clayton ? (@claygaymer) August 8, 2017
wicketkeeper junkrat is my new favourite skin
— *kaine voice* uh-oh (@selah_burke) August 8, 2017
— Daz (@DazPlayingGames) August 8, 2017
— Jayden (@_JaydenPerry) August 8, 2017
Some noticed that Junkrat's peg leg had been given the Gray-Nicolls treatment.
junkrat has a cricket bat as a leg for his summer skin have you ever seen something so patriotic? i'm crying.
— lauren (@laurennyvonnee) August 8, 2017
Just now realizing that Junkrat's cricket skin gives him an actual cricket bat for a leg(!) pic.twitter.com/dCOzo4mmdz
— Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) August 8, 2017
Literally leg before wicket.
The cricket references haven't made a whole lot of sense to Americans, but our British cousins are properly on board with the new skin:
please tell me there are inane cricket voicelines for junkrat please please i've never wanted anything more than this jeff
— consensual death (@geeezrick) August 8, 2017
junkrat would absolutely use a cricket bat as a leg tbh
— ?bikini genji? (@sheparrrd) August 8, 2017
No-one's confirmed whether Junkrat's grenades have been swapped out for red Kookaburra cherries, although I have faith that Blizzard has done the right thing. Update: Junkrat does fire off red cherries in-game instead of his usual grenades (beyond what is displayed on the skin), although it's hard to distinguish in motion.
It's almost perfect, really. There's only one change I'd make...