Gamers lambast Overwatch 2’s ‘greedy’ microtransactions

Gamers lambast Overwatch 2's 'greedy' microtransactions

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Since its launch, Overwatch 2 he has done nothing but be involved in controversy. His debut was a disaster and access to the games was impossible due to problems with the servers and the long queues. Now that online services are mostly working properly, the community is beginning to discover the rough corners of this multiplayer experience.

We must remember that this new installment is free-to-play, which means that anyone can download it and start playing. The new model, however, brought with it a series of changes in monetization. The controversial loot boxes disappeared to make way for a Battle Pass and a premium currency that is used to purchase cosmetic items in the store.

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Certainly, the community is less than enthusiastic about the multiplayer title’s new business plan. Fans have already turned to social networks and specialized forums to express their dislike for the monetization and price of skins, emoticons, sprays and other customization items.

“I will not pay real money”, players criticize the monetization of Overwatch 2

As highlighted by the portal Dexerto, fans expressed their displeasure at the current state of the Blizzard shooter hero’s in-game store. Much of the criticism revolves around the fact that it is very difficult to obtain rewards without first checking out and spending real money.

The Battle Pass offers free items, but most of the rewards are in the premium tiers that are unlocked by paying $10 USD. Also, players will only be able to get a maximum of 500 free coins per season. Of course, it is possible to obtain a Kiriko skin and other rewards thanks to Twitch.

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The fans assure that the monetization model of Overwatch 2 does not reward players who play a lot. In addition, they affirm that the loot boxes of the original title, despite being far from perfect, allowed to obtain free rewards for the simple fact of participating in online encounters.

“I know some people hated the loot box system, but dude, I just want a Sojourn spray without spending real money for something I got in the original game for being loyal and playing. The loot boxes could have their faults, but it actually made me want to play the damn game (…) Even apex legendsowned by EA, has a loot box system for players to get things for playing,” commented a user on reddit.

This player’s post generated a heated debate. It seems that the vast majority of people agree with that perspective, and even lashed out at the store’s “greedy” prices.

“We had too much fun with Overwatch 1. I didn’t appreciate it enough at the time and now I’m sad,” one fan commented. “I think it’s time to put your wallet away and stop rewarding Blizzard for their garbage monetization,” said another player.

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Of course, there were some people who defended the title and argued that it is free-to-play, which is why the company must be a little more aggressive to generate income. In addition, they remembered that cosmetic items do not provide competitive advantages.

“There are a lot of games where you can’t even get items unless you spend real money (…) I think it’s outrageous that people think that just because they bought Overwatch 5 or 6 years ago, Blizzard can never change the way the game works. It’s like Blizzard is the only company that releases a game for free and gets hate for it,” streamer Asmongold said.

But tell us, does the monetization of the free video game bother you? Do you think the community exaggerates with their complaints? Let us read you in the comments.

Overwatch 2 is available for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Visit this page to read more news related to this multiplayer title.

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