Blizzard asks Overwatch players if they want to pay $45 for a skin

Overwatch 2 characters compete against each other in Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

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Those dastardly loot boxes of randomized goodies may just be a thing of the past! Overwatch 2‘s launch later this year, but a recent study suggests the hero shooter’s revenue could be getting more aggressive elsewhere.

Evidently, Overwatch 2s in game store can charge you up to $45 for an individual skin — or at least Blizzard seems to be testing the idea. Recently, Twitter user portergauge uploaded screenshots of a survey their friend received from overwatch asking them how much money they would be willing to pay for skins and other rewards in Overwatch 2. The survey asked players whether they were “very likely”, “somewhat likely”, “neither likely or unlikely”, “somewhat unlikely” or “very unlikely” to purchase new rewards in-game.

Color-matched concept art for Genji's mythical skins.

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The asking prices in the survey are as follows:

  • Mythical Skin – $44.99
  • Legendary Skin Bundle (Includes Weapon Charm, Player Icon, Victory Stance, Voting Line, Name Tag, and Spray) – $29.99
  • Legendary Skin – $24.99
  • Emote Highlight Intro Souvenir–$19.99
  • Weapon Char– $9.99
  • 3 Sprays Bundle – $4.99

“This survey is entirely designed to better understand player preferences for different types of players Overwatch 2 cosmetics,” and overwatch spokesperson told Kotaku via email. “Prices displayed in the survey are randomized per user and are not indicative of the final price. We plan to share details about our Shop and Battle Pass system closer to our launch on October 4.”

Since the survey emails were sent, the asking prices have not been sitting well with the players.

“Yo, I would literally rather buy at any cost” Overwatch 2 instead of it being free to play with money grabs everywhere,” one Twitter user said:.

“And here I thought I was already notched Halo Infinite llama,” another Twitter user said:.

“I know some people” [are] going to defend the prices and say ‘don’t buy etc. is it so'[ a free to play] game,'” one Reddit user said:. “People like you who choose to defend this nonsense is why the game industry [is] react to [an] abyss.”

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Concept art for Overwatch 2 charms that players can display on their weapons.

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During the Overwatch 2 “reveal event” – detailing the game’s seasonal roadmap and a cinematic trailer for its newest tank character, Junker Queen–the overwatch team clarifies that Overwatch 2 will not have loot boxes. The event teased that a battle pass and in-game store are coming the game.

Back to the old overwatch For days, players unlocked skins, emotes, voice lines, and sprays by raising and unlocking loot boxes. If players wanted to unlock a specific skin, such as the 80s Zarya Skin (her only good one), they would either have to collect enough in-game coins by receiving duplicate items in loot boxes to unlock the skin from her character gallery, or they would have to buy a series of loot boxes in the hopes that the skin would are their loot. overwatch also has a special in-game store where players can purchase loot boxes with real currency. Compared with Overwatch 2‘s asking price for one mythical skin, buying 50 loot boxes will cost players $39.99, exactly five dollars less.

There is a good chance that the prices of Overwatch 2 skins in the survey will not be the final prize when the game is released later this year and that it will be the overwatch The team’s way of measuring how much players are willing to spend on cosmetic items. However, it’s not a good indication when a game asks you to cough up the same amount for a full game for a single skin.

Overwatch 2 is scheduled for release on October 4.

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