Overwatch 2 has kicked off its Halloween Terror event today, but players are already criticising one of the cosmetic bundles on offer. In particular, the Kiriko cosmetic bundle costs $26 and it includes a spooky witch skin for the hero. Fans aren’t too happy about the cost of this bundle, calling out Blizzard Entertainment for a price readjustment.
The Kiriko bundle that players can purchase in Overwatch 2 will cost 2600 credits (or the equivalent of $26) as part of the game’s Halloween Terror event. Some have dismissed the excessive pricing on the basis of the sequel being free-to-play, but most players have taken to social media to voice their concern and frustration over the pricey bundle.
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More specifically, the witch skin cannot be purchased outside of the bundle meaning players would have to cough up $26 to get the skin and all the other content in the bundle. While costly cosmetics aren’t anything new for free-to-play games (see Call of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends or Fortnite), this one struck a nerve with the community which aren’t too happy about Blizzard’s pricing – which could indicate future cosmetic bundle costs too.
Whichever side of the fence you fall on regarding this argument, Blizzard’s mishandling of Overwatch 2‘s requirements to earn rewards in the free-to-play hero shooter is layers deep. For example, unlocking a legendary skin in the game will probably take you over 8 months of grinding. This is in addition to players being required to play 100 matches to unlock old heroes, though some balancing changes were introduced since then.
In related news, Blizzard gave away a Reaper skin double XP weekends to make up for the game’s rocky launch which saw plenty of server issues as millions of players flocked to the game.
Overwatch 2 is currently available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC.