A bug in Overwatch 2 is currently causing players to go into the red for in-game purchases with their Overwatch Coins. Although the bug is only visual, it still introduces other bugs.
In Overwatch 2, players can only earn rewards such as skins and victory poses via the Battle Pass or the Premium Battle Pass for €10. Additional skins cost €20. However, you do not pay directly with real money, but with the Overwatch Coins, which you pay for with real money. This is not well received by many players, but the second part of Blizzard’s team shooter can be played for free.
had to release the game is struggling with some bugs, which are not breaking even four weeks after the launch of Overwatch 2. However, instead of problems with heroes or maps, the latest bug affects the shop. Players who bought something from the shop with Overwatch Coins now appear to be in debt. Because your balance is shown as negative.
Overwatch players now in debt?
On Reddit, Overwatch 2 players report this bug, which shows their Overwatch Coin balance in negative territory. So it looks like players have to buy more coins to get back to 0 or positive. This is of course a visual bug.
Players don’t really owe Blizzard now. However, the bug leads to a serious error. If you are in the red, you cannot buy anything in the shop. Even if the coins are displayed incorrectly, this still has an impact on the game.
Other players have pointed out that this could be a result of players returning currency, a method Diablo Immortal also uses in similar scenarios. However, the player who reported the issue has responded stating that they have not refunded anything.
This bug reignites discussions about Overwatch 2’s monetization model, and some are even suspicious of the bug. Players should now feel compelled to buy more coins to get out of debt – even if they aren’t really. The developers of Overwatch 2 have not yet commented on when the bug will be fixed and the correct amount of coins will be displayed. In the course of the just started Halloween events that would make sense for both parties.
Source | dexterto