Itâ€™s summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Per tradition, this means that the Overwatch team must give somebody abs, or face dire consequences. So Pharah is a lifeguard now. Cue the entire internet dramatically leaping into the ocean and pretending to drown in hopes that somebody â€” nobody specific, of course â€” might come save them.
It would be an understatement to say that Overwatch is in a weird place right now. With Overwatch 2 in development, the original game continues to receive balance tweaks, granular new features, and the very occasional new hero, but a mix of stagnation and unpopular changes have led many to say that theyâ€™re done with the game. Overwatch League is also reports of exceedingly poor employee pay.
Despite all of that, Pharahâ€™s new lifeguard skin, which arrives today as part of the gameâ€™s annual Summer Games event, has some lapsed Overwatch players considering another swim in the gameâ€™s choppy waters. Itâ€™s a testament not only to the internetâ€™s unquenchable thirst, but also to the talent of Overwatchâ€™s artists. Hereâ€™s hoping theyâ€™re getting paid what they actually deserve.
me after seeing lifeguard pharah pic.twitter.com/dqQckycAlO
— Bad Pachimari (@BadPachimari) August 3, 2020
Lifeguard Pharah please save me Im drowning ???????? pic.twitter.com/lWQNALvxKi
— PH????H (@PharaohOW) August 3, 2020
the new pharah skin tho ???? pic.twitter.com/xw1jvDP8DW
— mir @ scanlan #1 fan ???? (@yukesart) August 3, 2020
God, Pharah is so damn cool. I really wish I had one fuck to give about Overwatch anymore. Or Blizzard. https://t.co/JkyucjkNKW
— Matt McMuscles (@MattMcMuscles) August 3, 2020
I dont even overwatch anymore and this alone might bring me back https://t.co/z2uuI66cvX
— Manda Manda (@Manda_AMSBT) August 3, 2020
i havent played overwatch in months but pharah. pic.twitter.com/9LVlqQ2yOe
— angel (@teamtakas) August 3, 2020
No matter how many great and amazing skins they add I will never reinstall Overwatch. As a Pharah main I really do want that lifeguard skin, but I still have many problems with the game balance and Blizzard to ever go back.
— Dan – CodePhoenix (@DanCodePhoenix) August 3, 2020
— Michael Scally ??????????????????? (@FizzVsTheWorld) August 4, 2020
oh thats why we're getting barefoot Pharah https://t.co/Cd9NkJYF6h
— Windows 98 Tech Support (@Win98Tech) August 4, 2020
me tossing myself headfirst into the Atlantic Ocean so that way lifeguard pharah can save my life pic.twitter.com/IZ3YxFKigE
— LIFEGUARD PHARAH (Arianna) (@nycpharahstan) August 3, 2020
— PON4RA // Commissions OPEN ????? (@ArtofPonara) August 4, 2020
— Lexa ? Lifeguard pharah ily (@rocket_bird) August 3, 2020
— PERI (@peri_____art) August 4, 2020
— ? ???????????? ? ???? COMMISSIONS CLOSED! (@Vee__XX) August 4, 2020
— ???? mae ???? (@maegimaki) August 4, 2020
— ??????????? ???????? ???? (@nekitoototo) August 4, 2020
pharah mains really won this year pic.twitter.com/QAI2lERLU2
— Charlie ???? (@Neqtuen) August 3, 2020
— Faceless_Doodle (@DoodleFaceless) August 4, 2020
Me in the distance watching lifeguard Pharah work
— Sage @ Absolutely Losing It (@McEuropeskies) August 3, 2020