Overwatch, no more loot boxes for sale: now there is the date

Overwatch, no more loot boxes for sale: now there is the date

Overwatch, no more loot boxes for sale

Already in recent weeks Blizzard had announced it: the Overwatch loot boxes will disappear forever, so much so that in the second chapter of the series they will not be present. Now, in the last few hours, the Irvine development team has announced the date that it will stop purchasing the prize funds, and yes, it is definitely close.

The announcement came in the course of the last few hours, during the celebrations for the Overwatch Anniversary Remix event. The three-week event, which includes a series of legendary skins modified for the occasion and available in the in-game shop (or unlockable by playing), will also be the last chance to purchase the prize boxes, which will disappear on August 30th. 2022, just at the end of the Anniversary Remix.

If it is true that the purchase of prize crates will be stopped, it is also true that players will still be able to obtain them throughout the month of September and until the launch of Overwatch 2. Loot boxes will be earned exclusively by playing, and at the launch of the second chapter they will open automatically. An approach that will surely find the favor of that part of the community, which has always been committed to fighting this kind of microtransactions, considered too invasive. Keep following geekinco for all the news and announcements in the pipeline from the world of video games.

Overwatch will no longer sell paid loot boxes by the end of the month

Blizzard has announced that it’ll be removing the option to buy loot boxes for Overwatch by the end of August.

The team made the announcement in a blog post detailing the recently-launched Anniversary Remix Vol. 3 event. “Loot boxes will no longer be available for sale after the end of the Anniversary Remix Vol. 3 event on August 30.”

“However,” the message continued. “You will still be able to earn standard loot boxes after the end of the event.”

With the free-to-play sequel, Overwatch 2, on the horizon, the publisher will be moving away from loot boxes, an often controversial feature from the first game.

During the sequel’s reveal event in June, Blizzard explained what would take their place. “Instead, the modernized live service will give our players the power to shape their own experiences,” they claimed.

“Players can acquire the items they want directly through the Battle Pass and an all-new and consistently updated in-game shop. Our team will create and deliver seasonal content every nine weeks to ensure there’s always something fresh and exciting waiting for everyone.”

Any Overwatch loot boxes still in players inventory will be opened automatically ahead of the launch of Overwatch 2. That’s currently scheduled to take place on October 4, replacing the original Overwatch.


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