Since its launch at the beginning of October, Overwatch 2 it has done nothing but deal with the controversy. Although it bears many similarities with its predecessor, the most significant differences are directly related to the monetization systems. After the criticism from the community, it seems that Blizzard Entertainment took note and is already preparing changes.
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As of this writing, there are few ways to earn rewards without spending real money. Players can get a handful of free skins by leveling up in the Battle Pass, as well as collect premium coins by completing weekly challenges. However, both processes are unsatisfactory.
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More and better free rewards? Blizzard prepares changes for Overwatch 2
Fortunately, it seems that Blizzard is already preparing changes to the way players get cosmetic items when playing the game. Specifically, Jared Neuss, executive producer of Overwatch 2confirmed on his Twitter account that they will try to solve the “lack of options in the rewards”.
“We have some updates for Season 3 that we’ll be talking about soon to help address the lack of reward options. I’ll keep it vague for now,” the developer commented in response to a fan who asked if there were any plans to reward players with more free coins.
We have some updates coming in S3 that we’ll be talking about soon to help address the lack of choice in rewards.
I’ll keep it vague for now. 😁
— Jared Neuss (@OhReallyJared) January 13, 2023
In November 2022, one month after the release of Overwatch 2, Jared Neuss revealed that they are not “completely satisfied” with the progression of the video game, so he anticipated that there would be changes to the Battle Pass and other systems. Likewise, he anticipated that there would be “more interesting challenges.”
So, it seems that the creatives of Blizzard Entertainment have been working on these changes for months. Season 3 is expected to open its doors at the beginning of February, so it shouldn’t be long before we know what’s coming to the free-to-play game.
Hopefully, these changes will defuse the backlash from fans. We must remember that players lashed out at the game’s monetization models, claiming that microtransactions are “greedy”. The discontent is such that some fans are calling for the return of the controversial loot boxes.
But tell us, do you like the free-to-play monetization system? Do you think it needs adjustments? What would you change? Let us read you in the comments.
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