Currently, the only way to get your virtual hands on either the Oni Genji or Officer D.Va skins is to play some Heroes of the Storm under specific guidelines. Once you do that, you’ll earn the stuff within Overwatch.
Some gamers playing on console find this frustrating (and for a relatively good reason). If they don’t have a PC, there’s no way they can ever play Heroes of the Storm in order to earn their virtual goods. This frustration has been voiced on the Battle.net forums, and Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan responded.
The short of it? Those skins will eventually make their way to Overwatch‘s base loot boxes. Here’s Kaplan’s full response.
We completely understand that there are some players who do not own or have access to a PC to play Heroes of the Storm. Because of this, we plan to add both the Oni Genji skin and the Officer D.Va skin to the normal, base Overwatch loot box at some point in the future.
With that said, I still encourage anyone with access to a PC to play the Nexus Challenge. Heroes of the Storm is an amazing game and you’ll unlock those skins for free and before anyone else.
As usual, kudos to Blizz
Blizzard could easily ignore these requests. There’s no written rule that they must offer these goods to all fans. An exclusive item can stay exclusive, but Blizzard recognizes that fans want this stuff. So, they’re being a good developer and listening.
You can get the skins faster the current way, or you can wait. Blizzard is being super accommodating here.