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UPDATE: Blizzard has provided a statement to IGN on the matter that says the pricing discussed in the survey is ‘not indicative of final pricing.’ You can see the full statement below, along with our original post.

“This survey is entirely intended to better understand player preferences for different types of Overwatch 2 cosmetics. Prices displayed in the survey were randomized per user and are not indicative of final pricing. We plan to share details on our Shop and Battle Pass system closer to our Oct. 4 launch.”

[Blizzard spokesperson]

Good news! Overwatch 2 is going to move away from loot boxes. Bad news! Blizzard is considering offering some skins for up to $45.

A new survey that Blizzard is sending around asks about all sorts of content in Overwatch, and the pricing of skins is brought up. Shockingly, one of the questions pertains to a skin that is priced at a whopping $45. That’s just one example of pricing being considered, as the survey mentions everything listed below.

  • Mythic Skin – $44.99
  • Legendary Skin Bundle – $29.99
  • Legendary Skin – $24.99
  • Emote Highlight Intro Souvenir – $19.99
  • Weapon Char – $9.99
  • 3 Sprays Bundle – $4.99

Obviously this doesn’t mean every skin would be $45, but seeing just one skin priced that high is definitely leading to sticker shock. No one likes loot boxes, but seeing a skin priced at $45 might make players wish loot boxes would come back!

[Kotaku, IGN]

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noxide

18d ago

Oh how I miss the days when a skin was a collectable or secret reward.


mereel

18d ago

This is why retro gaming will always be awesome. This monetization garbage is not going away. If you want pure gaming experiences without all the expansionpass/lootbox/microtransaction nonsense, you’ll have to look backwards to the past. Luckily we have thousands of awesome games from the good ole’ days to fall back on.