August 1, 2022 An Overwatch spokesperson says the prices in the survey were randomized per user and do not reflect the final pricing for Overwatch 2 skins.
After the ruckus around Diablo Immortal microtransactions, you’d hope that Activision Blizzard would calm down with pricing on its next game, but it’s possible Overwatch 2 skins could individually cost as much as $45 – according to a new survey.
Among the many Overwatch 2 changes coming to the multiplayer game sequel, Blizzard previously confirmed that it was doing away with loot boxes in favour of battle passes and direct purchases – much like other online games such as Fortnite. However, Blizzard hasn’t yet spelled out how Overwatch 2 microtransactions and the store prices will work.
According to a new survey reportedly sent out (as spotted by @Portergauge on Twitter), Blizzard seems to be gauging prices for skins, bundles, and weapon charms. While these are by no means the final prices, the survey asks if players are prepared to pay $44.99 for a single Mythic skin, $24.99 for a Legendary skin, $29.99 for a Legendary bundle, or $9.99 for a weapon charm.
An Overwatch spokesperson explains that the survey was designed to measure relative preferences for skins rather than test pricing – each survey participant saw different prices displayed.
“This survey is entirely intended to better understand player preferences for different types of Overwatch 2 cosmetics,” the spokesperson tells us. “Prices displayed in the survey were randomized per user and are not indicative of final pricing. We plan to share details on our Shop and Battle Pass system closer to our October 4 launch.”
Nevertheless, it hasn’t gone down well on Reddit. We won’t find out for sure until Overwatch 2 releases in October.
For more on Overwatch 2, here’s the current tier list of hero ranking, thanks to the recent beta.