Blizzard is asking Overwatch players if they’d pay $45 for a skin

Overwatch 2 characters fight on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

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Those sneaky loot boxes filled with random goodies could soon be a thing of the past surveillance 2will release later this year, but a recent poll suggests monetization of the hero shooter could be more aggressive elsewhere.

Apparently, Overwatch 2 Store in game could charge you as much as $45 for a single skin — or at least Blizzard seems to be testing the idea. Recent Twitter user piece of luggage Uploaded screenshots from a survey her friend received over watch ask how much money they would be willing to pay for skins and other rewards surveillance 2. The survey asked players whether they were “very likely”, “fairly likely”, “neither likely nor unlikely”, “fairly unlikely” or “very unlikely” to purchase new in-game rewards.

Color customization concept art for Genji's Mythic 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 pose, voice acting, name card and spray) – $29.99
  • Legendary Skin – $24.99
  • Emote Highlight Intro Souvenir – $19.99
  • Weapon Char – $9.99
  • Pack of 3 sprays – $4.99

“This survey is intended solely to better understand player preferences for different types of players surveillance 2 cosmetics”, a over watch speaker tells kotaku by email. “Prices displayed in the survey have been randomized per user and are not indicative of final prices. We plan to release details on our Shop and Battle Pass system closer to our October 4th launch.”

Since the survey emails were sent out, the asking prices have not gone down well with players.

“Yo, I’d rather buy literally at any cost surveillance 2 instead of being free to gamble anywhere with money” said a Twitter user.

“And here I thought I was already being stabbed Halo infinity lmao”, said another Twitter user.

“I know some people [are] I’ll defend the prices and say, ‘Don’t buy etc, that’s it[ a free to play] Game,'” said one Reddit user. “People like you who choose to defend this crap are the reason for the games industry [is] go inside [an] Abyss.”

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

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During the Overwatch 2 “Reveal Event” – which details the game’s seasonal roadmap and includes a movie trailer for its newest tank character, Junker Queen – the over watch team cleared that up surveillance 2 will not have loot boxes. The event teased that a Battle Pass and an in-game store are coming the game.

Back in the old over watch Over the past few days, players have unlocked skins, emotes, voicelines, and sprays by leveling up and unlocking loot boxes. If players wanted to unlock a specific skin, such as Total Zarya skin of the 80s (their only good one), they would either have to collect enough in-game coins by getting duplicate items in loot boxes to unlock the skin from their character gallery, or they would have to buy a few loot boxes hoping the skin would under be their prey. over watch Also has a special in-game shop where players can buy loot boxes with real currency. Compared to surveillance 2‘s asking price for a Mythic skin, purchasing 50 Loot Boxes will cost players $39.99, exactly five dollars less.

Chances are the prices of surveillance 2 Skins in the poll won’t be the final price when the game releases later this year, and that’s it over watch The team’s way of estimating how much players are willing to spend on cosmetic items. However, it’s not a good indication if a game asks you to spend the same amount of money for a full game on a single skin.

surveillance 2 scheduled for release on October 4th. Blizzard is asking Overwatch players if they’d pay $45 for a skin

Curtis Crabtree

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