Overwatch 2 Removing Controversial Feature of the First Game

Overwatch 2 Removing Controversial Feature of the First Game

Overwatch 2 will be a free-to-play game when it launches. As a result, the game's success or failure will be determined by its commercialization and Blizzard's ability to persuade users to purchase cosmetic things.

Some may argue that the best way to accomplish this is through loot boxes

which were introduced in the original game. Loot boxes, on the other hand, have been the subject of government regulation in recent years,

with lawmakers labeling them as predatory and gambling. As a result, it should come as no surprise that loot boxes will be absent from the sequel.

While Blizzard has confirmed that an in-game shop will exist, players will not be able to purchase loot boxes as they could in the first game.

Instead, users will buy the products they want directly, removing the risk and gambling from the equation. 

It's difficult to say whether this is the best financial move, but it's unquestionably the best public relations decision.

Furthermore, if the game had loot boxes, it would be unable to sell in some countries, which is a nightmare no game developer wants to deal with.

The game's in-game shop will be "consistently updated," according to Blizzard, which is quite usual.

Apex Legends, Fortnite, Rocket League, and just about every other game in the space do this.