Overwatch 2, the sequel to the video game of the same name Overwatchit will dispense with the ‘loot boxes’ or reward boxes that this ‘shooting’ title developed by Blizzard has popularized since its launch in 2016.
Also called loot boxes are mysterious claims embedded in the narrative of video games that consumers buy with real money to obtain in-game benefits and items.
In Overwatch, loot boxes are automatically earned each time players level up, but can also be purchased in-game as an option and are available from the Blizzard Store.
This game uses your Blizzard Account’s primary payment method, either credit card or PayPal, to complete transactions, but also accepts alternative payment methods, such as prepaid cards.
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This, on the other hand, will not be allowed in the sequel to this franchise, Overwatch 2. This free-to-play title, which will be available from October 4you will not have the popular reward boxes from the first installment to obtain random items.
Blizzard Entertainment has announced in a statement that, as an alternative to the traditional method, players will be able to purchase the items they want through the ‘battle pass’ and of a store included in the title “completely new and constantly updated”.
Thus, it has suggested that in this space you can directly buy different ‘skins’ and cosmetic accessories for the heroes, such as flags and weapons, without having to go to these loot boxes with indefinite content.
In turn, the developer has shared its roadmap, in which it has advanced the innovations integrated in its first two seasons. The first of these will begin on October 4, the game’s initial release date, and will include three new heroessix maps, a new progression mode, over 30 skins, and an additional Mythic skin.
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This first release will also feature characters like Sojurn, Junker Queen, and an unannounced support hero, as well as 5v5 PvP experience, and competitive play progression that hasn’t been detailed.
The second season, instead, will be available from December 6 and it will have a new tank-type hero, a map, more than thirty skins and another mythical-looking one, as well as a battle pass.
In future seasons, scheduled to launch in 2023, Blizzard plans to offer Overwatch players new heroes, maps, modes, skins, battle passes, and player versus environment (PvE) mode.
Watch the Overwatch 2 trailer here: