Overwatch 2: Blizzard specifies transfers of credits and lootboxes from Overwatch

The arrival next October of Overwatch 2 is highly anticipated by the Blizzard community. However, since the title will be free-to-play, the change in economic model raises several questions for players. What will happen to their in-game currency? What about lootboxes in stock? In a recent AMA, Blizzard offered several answers.

On Reddit, the developers of Overwatch 2 have therefore tried to enlighten the community as much as possible. At a Ask Me Anything fans of the competitive FPS were able to ask all the questions they had unanswered. And among them, the studio’s plans to best support players during this transition to free-to-play.


First of all, concerning lootboxes, these will disappear with the launch of Overwatch 2. The title will offer all items for purchase directly from the Blizzard store and “loot boxes” will no longer have their place. To ensure that this will be effective for everyone, Blizzard plans to automatically exchange all lootboxes that are still closed. In other words, when Overwatch 2 arrives, the developers will force players to open their lootboxes and collect the contents.

Regarding Overwatch League credits and tokens, these will be transferred automatically. There will be no loss for the community who will therefore find all these credits in the new game. However, Overwatch 2 will introduce a new currency. Therefore it will not be possible to buy everything with the credits obtained in Overwatch first of the name since certain objects will only be accessible via this new currency.

Finally, it seems that a guild system is currently in development. The teams have indeed indicated that this is part of their priority and that in-game tournaments could take place. For the rest, we will have to wait to review or test Overwatch 2 to find out more.

See you on October 4, 2022 for the release of Overwatch 2 on Xbox, Playstation, PC and Nintendo Switch!

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