Overwatch 2’s transition from a premium recreation (the unique Overwatch) to a free-to-play one will convey a protracted checklist of in-game purchases, together with a seasonal battle move, in addition to à la carte skins and different beauty gadgets. Blizzard plans to introduce a brand new battle move about each 9 weeks, with skins, sprays, animations, and bundles of digital items rotating by way of the shop on a sooner cadence.
The season 1 paid battle move contains a wide range of legendary- and epic-tier skins, in addition to the primary mythic pores and skin, a customizable search for Genji referred to as Cyber Ninja. The move additionally contains a wide range of sprays, voice strains, participant icons, emotes, and two new beauty varieties: weapon charms and souvenirs.
Right here’s a have a look at what’s within the 80-tier Overwatch 2 battle move for season 1.
What are Overwatch 2 souvenirs?
Whereas followers of first-person shooters like Overwatch are probably acquainted with the idea of weapons charms — tiny, dangling accoutrements that dangle off of weapons and armor — the aim of Overwatch 2’s souvenirs will not be as evident.
Souvenirs in Overwatch 2 might be earned by way of a battle move or bought within the in-game retailer, they usually embody issues like a miniaturized mannequin of the payload from the King’s Row map, a slice of pineapple pizza, a cartoon coronary heart, and an outsized salt shaker (used to convey the opposing staff’s saltiness, in fact). If gamers earn a memento, they’ll equip it from the hero gallery, and an related emote will then be equippable from the checklist of owned emotes.
Try the gallery beneath to see the heroes of Overwatch 2 presenting the checklist of current souvenirs.
What’s Blizzard promoting in Overwatch 2?
The checklist of obtainable cosmetics doesn’t cease there: Blizzard is promoting a bunch of skins (some bundled with voice strains, sprays, and spotlight intros) by way of a retailer accessible by way of the principle Overwatch 2 menu. Right here’s a peek at a number of the skins and bundles, and the way a lot they price utilizing Overwatch 2’s forex, Overwatch Cash.
The Overwatch 2 Watchpoint Pack is on the market on the market for $39.99. It contains two bundle-exclusive Area Raider skins (one for Cassidy, one for Soldier: 76), 2,000 Overwatch Cash, 15 skins from the unique Overwatch, and the premium battle move for season 1.
Past that pack, Blizzard can also be promoting skins for heroes like Kiriko, Sojourn, Doomfist, and Junker Queen. A solitary pores and skin for Doomfist (Kìnìún) goes for 500 Overwatch Cash, equal to $4.99. Bundles for different cosmetics go for extra, between 1,500 and a couple of,000 cash. (Blizzard denotes these bundles as providing reductions on full costs.)
These costs could come as little bit of a shock to Overwatch gamers, who had been accustomed to getting most of that recreation’s skins free of charge by way of lootboxes earned by enjoying or sustaining excessive endorsement ranges. However they’re additionally inline with pores and skin prices in different free-to-play video games like Apex Legends and League of Legends, and gamers will be capable of earn Overwatch Cash in-game by finishing challenges — a free path to unlocking coveted cosmetics.
For gamers who’ve extra money than time — or, in some way, a surplus of Overwatch Cash — gamers may purchase their method by way of every battle move to unlock its cosmetics instantly. Every tier prices 200 cash. As proven within the menu beneath, shopping for 75 tiers would set a participant again 15,000 cash. (That quantity of cash would price roughly $130 outright.)
And as with the unique Overwatch, Blizzard has a set of Overwatch League-specific skins. They’re bought with a separate forex (Overwatch League Tokens) that may be earned by watching dwell Overwatch League video games on YouTube or by outright buying the tokens.
Right here’s what’s within the retailer at the moment, for Overwatch League skins:
Blizzard plans to roll out new beauty content material steadily, and plenty of gamers could not be capable of purchase all of them with out spending some cash (or grinding exhausting) for Overwatch Cash. Given the elevated stream of beauty content material and related prices of time and/or cash, many gamers probably gained’t get their fingers on every thing Blizzard pumps out over Overwatch 2’s lifespan.