Overwatch 2 $45 Microtransactions Randomized For Survey, Says Blizzard



A recent survey of Overwatch 2 microtransactions asking players how likely they would be to purchase various expensive cosmetics is “not indicative of the final price,” according to Blizzard.

The survey, posted by the Twitter user Portergaugecaused a sensation in Overwatch Community, as it asks players if they would be willing to spend $45 for a Mythic skin, $25 for a Legendary skin, and $10 for a weapon charm. It also asks survey participants how likely they would be to purchase various packages, ranging from $5 for two sprays to a $30 package that includes Legendary Skin.

โ€œOof, a friend of mine got an Overwatch survey for his account, some of these prices they measure for OW2 are really expensive,โ€ Portergauge tweeted. “I hope that’s just him getting one of the higher price surveys and not an indication that they’re leaning towards such monetization.”

In a statement to IGNBlizzard clarified that the prices listed in the survey were random per user and not final.

โ€œThis survey is entirely intended to better understand player preferences for different types of Overwatch 2 cosmetics,โ€ Blizzard said. โ€œThe prices displayed in the survey have been randomized by user and are not indicative of the final price. We plan to share details of our store and Battle Pass system closer to our launch on October 4.โ€

Overwatch 2 will ditch the first game’s loot box system to be able to purchase cosmetics directly. The shooter, which will be 5v5 as opposed to the original’s 6v6 format and essentially replace Overwatch 1, will also sport a battle pass and be free to play.

The concern over Overwatch 2 microtransactions comes in the wake of Blizzard getting into hot water over the state of microtransactions in its free-to-play Diablo Immortal ARPG. Although heavily criticized, Diablo Immortal has reportedly earned over $100 million so far, with Blizzard President Mike Ybarra defending the way the game is monetized in a recent interview.

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