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Overwatch 2: Loot Boxes abandoned by Activision-Blizzard in favor of another system

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Game News Overwatch 2: Loot Boxes abandoned by Activision-Blizzard in favor of another system

Things are accelerating around Overwatch 2! The multiplayer FPS made in Blizzard is fast approaching as the studio shares more elements with its community. Today, we learn that the software will not include Loot Boxes, to ultimately use another system well known to players.

Overwatch 2 gives a lot of news!

Overwatch 2 is very present in the video game news in this month of June. Blizzard has accelerated things for its new title and intends to share all its new features with the studio’s FPS fan community. After a first one-week beta last April, the game should go back to testing phases by the end of the month. In the meantime, Overwatch 2 made a brief appearance during Summer Game Fest, before revealing themselves in detail during a dedicated livestream.

The studio therefore took advantage of this evening to share a video of about forty minutes, before revealing the roadmap of its title which will be released next October. In addition to these revelations, we also learn today that Overwatch 2 will not include Loot Boxes. Instead, Activision-Blizzard should succumb to the Battle Pass fad.

The Battle Pass for Overwatch 2!

This information comes to us from Madeline Demas, Associate Manager of International Marketing for Overwatch 2, who hinted at the news through a post on the PlayStation Blog. Loot Boxes will be replaced by a new Battle Pass system for the license.

With the new Battle Pass system, you’ll be able to unlock cosmetic items and complete weekly challenges to earn unique rewards. Rather than betting on luck with Loot Boxes, you’ll be able to invest and progress in new content each season.

So concretely, we don’t really know how this Battle Pass will work. Will he have different “paths” of progression in order to unlock the content of his choice, or will it be possible to unlock the entire Battle Pass? For the moment, we will have to wait for a few more details from Activision-Blizzard concerning this new system. And to wait, nothing better than to register for the beta which will begin next June 28. After this new phase of testing, Overwatch 2 is set to release on October 4 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series, and Xbox One.