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Overwatch 2 Gets Store Overhaul to Address Pricing Issues

Blizzard is overhauling its Overwatch 2 shop just in time for Season 3. This comes after players started raging about the pricing structure in the current store. In short, the new storefront will give players ways to earn credits through battle pass progression while also making epic and legendary skins a lot more affordable. The changes are the latest attempt for Blizzard to make the game’s only desirable feature, the skins, more accessible to players.

The developer shared details on the new store change in a blog update. It says that in Season 3, Overwatch Credits will return to the game. These credits were once available in the original Overwatch game but were sunset to Legacy Credits when Overwatch 2 launched.

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All players can earn up to 1500 credits as free rewards and another 500 credits through premium rewards throughout the Season 3 Battle Pass. Blizzard is also adding new ways to spend these credits if buying skins isn’t your thing.

Previously, Credits in Overwatch were earned through loot boxes. These credits were used to purchase all sorts of cool stuff including skins which you might have missed out on in previous events. When Overwatch 2 launched, these credits were still usable but players were no longer able to earn them at all. If you no longer had the older credits, you then had to spend real money on Overwatch Coins. You could also earn these Overwatch Coins in-game but they were awarded at very low rates.

The change in the currency system will hopefully add new ways for players to unlock cosmetic items. Blizzard says “nearly all” epic and legendary skins on the shop will be purchasable using these new credits. In addition, Blizzard is lowering the price of all cosmetic items so players can actually obtain them.

“these changes mean all players can earn a legendary skin of their choice each season from the Hero Gallery skins just for playing normally and without needing to make any purchases.”

Source: Blizzard Blog

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