Overwatch League skins are much more expensive in ‘Overwatch 2’

Overwatch League skins are much more expensive in 'Overwatch 2'
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hoo boy This won’t go down well.

I had access to a review build of surveillance 2 since last week and I’ve been poking around to see what’s new/unannounced. When I clicked on the Overwatch League tab in the store, one thing immediately struck me: higher prices for both team skins and the OWL Legendary skins.

If you’re interested in purchasing the Happi Genji skin introduced for Summer Showdown, I recommend you do so sooner rather than later. While the skin will be available until November 15th, it will cost more after the switch surveillance 2

The skin currently costs 200 OWL tokens. This will increase to 300 OWL tokens surveillance 2, as well as the other OWL Legendary skins. Team skins will also become more expensive. They go from 100 OWL tokens to 150 tokens each.

Meanwhile, alternate versions of the Legendary skins – ones remixed in the colors of the OWL tournament winners – cost 200 tokens. I already own the base Luchador Reaper skin, so I’m not sure if that makes the two variants have different prices.

That’s not the only thing. When I asked Blizzard about the price increases and why, a spokesperson said, “OWL prices are increasing to match our store prices.” Therefore, it also costs you more to buy OWL tokens. You now have to pay $6 for 100 tokens instead of $5.

So if you want to buy a legendary OWL skin surveillance 2 and you have not earned any free tokens by watching OWL games, you must pay $18. That is a 80% increase from what the same skins cost over watch An OWL team skin also effectively costs $9 instead of $5.

That stinks. I totally get that surveillance 2 The team needs to make money to fund the ongoing development of the game, and I’ve been a long-time advocate of that over watch Go free to play. But nickels and dimes for longtime fans by making the same skin more expensive after the move surveillance 2 is overkill, even though players can still get OWL tokens for free.

Additionally, Blizzard no longer makes seasonal event skins surveillance 1 obtainable with Credits (the currency you earned from Loot Boxes). You will soon have to turn in Overwatch Coins, those of the game Miscellaneous paid currency, for those. Legendary seasonal skins cost 1,900 coins – or $19. That’s roughly on par with premium skins in other free-to-play games, but as someone coming from the original game where they could be unlocked for free, that seems like a lot.

(In the screenshot above, the gray icon represents credits and the gold one represents coins. They’re all too similar in design otherwise. Don’t get them mixed up!)

Although there is a way to earn coins for free, even if you complete every weekly challenge over the course of a season, you won’t get much out of it just by playing. You can earn up to 60 coins per week, so there are 540 coins up for grabs each season. That’s not enough for a Premium Battle Pass (which is 950 coins). If you don’t buy anything in the shop, you can earn enough coins for a Premium Battle Pass about every two seasons.

If you have any credits left over from the original game, you can still use them to unlock old cosmetics, as well as some of the starting Sojourn, Junker Queen, and Kiriko cosmetics (the ones that don’t unlock through the Battle Pass).

Oh, and there doesn’t seem to be a way to earn credits surveillance 2 Once you run out, you’ll need to use coins to unlock old cosmetics.

It will be more difficult again surveillance 2 Players to earn the old cosmetics and have some of the many, many cool skins, emotes, sprays and other items that experienced players have. That’s a bummer, the shop prices seem a little steep across the board. While I may fret over the scale of the new monetization model, it will be from now on, for better or for worse.

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