Overwatch 2 does away with loot boxes… and replaces them with an in-game shop

Overwatch 2 does away with loot boxes... and replaces them with an in-game shop

from Philip Sattler
When Overwatch 2 is released on October 4th, 2022, the Blizzard developers have converted the team shooter into a Free2Play game. Matching the new payment model, there is of course also an in-game shop for all the hero skins. In return, loot boxes as we know them today will be removed from the game.

After weeks of radio silence, the Blizzard developers are now giving out all the information they can already reveal about Overwatch 2. The main one has been known for a while. Namely, that Overwatch 2 will be released as a Free2Play game on October 4th, 2022. If you are now wondering how the game will be financed in the future, something we had already asked ourselves in a columnfinally gets an answer. Overwatch 2 will have a classic Free2Play storewhich means a huge change for the hero shooter.

Because so far we have only been able to access the various skins, poses and sayings of our heroes via the loot boxes that can be played and bought. The developers told us in a group interview that we can buy these directly in Overwatch 2 in the future. So we don’t have to hope for luck anymore, we just grab exactly the one skin we want.