The Golden weapon skins or weapons themselves are an effective way to intimidate your enemies and make them fear you before even the actual game starts and sending them a message that you are not one to be messed with. They are difficult and hectic to unlock, but once they are unlocked, they look so dope and loud.
In Overwatch, if you want to get your hands on the coveted Golden gun, which the majority of the payer base wants to achieve and get their hands on. Acquiring this skin and playing with it could also be a symbol of respect for some players as it takes a bit of hard work and competitive play and games to acquire it. The Golden gun cosmetic itself is unique as there are yet no other weapon cosmetics that you can acquire like this. However, this skin does not change the weapon itself in any way except making it golden, which looks quite beautiful.
In most of the other games, the Golden weapon skins are a sign of ability time invested in the game, this can also be said for Overwatch in some way as well. You can get this skin by gathering 3000 Competitive points, which are acquired when playing season games and winning them as well, and also the final season position you have also mastered.
It is obviously not the case that the player acquiring the Golden skin is definitely better than other players, it just shows that they are dedicated to their selected Hero and the player is willing to use them to purchase a Golden weapon for them. They are at least supposed to know the ins and outs of the Hero, which they have selected for the match.
Acquiring this skin is like a badge of honor and respect shown to your favorite Hero in the game, you should keep in mind that it is a bit time consuming to get them especially if you do not get that many wins while playing.
There is an alternate way to get this skin in game, spending real time currency or also called in game the Competitive points. These credits are majorly used to purchase Golden weapon skin in the game and as previously said in order to get these shiny cosmetics, you have to lose 3000 CP for one skin. You have to spend 3000 CP to get a Golden skin for a single weapon. You can also earn CP from the ranks of the seasons. These are:
- Bronze – 65 Competitive Points
- Silver – 125 Competitive Points
- Gold – 250 Competitive Points
- Platinum – 500 Competitive Points
- Diamond – 750 Competitive Points
- Master – 1200 Competitive Points
- Grandmaster – 1750 Competitive Points