As we know, Blizzard is gearing up for the launch of Overwatch, so it’s normal for them to start dropping the original game as a way to “force” players to transition to the new title. This week, the developer announced that loot boxes, an important feature of the game, will no longer be sold soon, so if you still want to purchase the items, it’s best to run.
Blizzard Entertainment revealed this week that Overwatch loot boxes will be removed from the store starting August 30, 2022. Players will still be able to earn the loot boxes after the Anniversary Remix Vol. 3 for a short time, but no new cases will be available for purchase. Additionally, any unopened crate in your inventory will automatically be opened shortly after Overwatch 2 launches.
This is probably a measure to ease the transition between the two games, as Overwatch 2 will replace the original game. The second game will also not use loot boxes, opting for the Battle Pass system instead. This is in addition to the possibility of making individual purchases outside of the Battle Pass.
The multiplayer portion of Overwatch 2 will be released first, with the PvE story being released in the future.
Overwatch 2 is scheduled to be released on October 4, 2022, as a free game on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.
Do you still intend to buy crates in Overwatch?