Blizzard has clarified it most likely will not begin charging you $45 for a premium pores and skin after an Overwatch 2 (opens in new tab) survey brought on a little bit of a stir amongst gamers.
The survey, which went out on the finish of July, had questions regarding purchasable cosmetics and the way a lot gamers can be prepared to pay. Whereas the questions had been the identical throughout each survey, gamers had been fed quite a lot of value factors for Mythic skins—round $15 to $45.
Portergauge, whose buddy acquired the higher-end pricing, tweeted in regards to the survey saying: “Oof, buddy of mine received an Overwatch survey for his account, a few of these costs they’re gauging for OW2 are actually costly. I hope that is simply him getting one of many larger value surveys and never a sign that they are studying in direction of this a lot monetisation.”
Oof, buddy of mine received an Overwatch survey for his account, a few of these costs they’re gauging for OW2 are actually costly. I hope that is simply him getting one of many larger value surveys and never a sign that they are leaning in direction of this a lot monetization. pic.twitter.com/RWr7LbwkLBJuly 30, 2022
The entire thing brought on a little bit of a panic, with individuals worrying that $45 for a personality pores and skin was about to develop into the brand new norm. Now, Blizzard has formally confirmed to GamesRadar+ (opens in new tab) that the costs fed to gamers aren’t supposed to be the ultimate price. “This survey is solely supposed to raised perceive participant preferences for various kinds of Overwatch 2 cosmetics,” a spokesperson stated. “Costs displayed within the survey had been randomised per consumer and will not be indicative of ultimate pricing. We plan to share particulars on our Store and Battle Go system nearer to our October 4 launch.”
Whereas gamers cottoned onto the randomised pricing (opens in new tab) pretty rapidly, it is good to have a agency affirmation from Blizzard that that is all it was. With Overwatch 2 phasing out loot bins, it will be fascinating to see how simple (or time-gated) acquiring new cosmetics is. Fortunately, at the least it looks as if they price practically as a lot as a brand-new recreation.