Blizzard says Overwatch 2 skin survey is ‘not indicative’ of final pricing

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The company tries to cool concerns about $45 Overwatch 2 skins

A survey making the rounds in Overwatch circles has caused quite a commotion over the sequel’s monetization plans. But Blizzard Entertainment has issued a statement saying the survey is “not indicative” of the final product.

The Overwatch 2 survey, as shared on social media by Twitter user Portergauge, asks some questions about various tiers of skin prices for Overwatch 2. It asks about Legendary skins, priced out at $24.99 or bundled with more cosmetics for more cash, and “Mythic” skins, priced at $44.99.

These supposed $45 skins caused some commotion. Overwatch 2 is moving towards a loot box-less model, and that will mean some different monetization, as the multiplayer is going free-to-play.

Right now though, Blizzard is saying that survey isn’t pointing towards any final monetization plans. In a statement to IGN, a Blizzard spokesperson says:

“This survey is entirely intended to better understand player preferences for different types of Overwatch 2 cosmetics. Prices displayed in the survey were randomized per user and are not indicative of final pricing. We plan to share details on our Shop and Battle Pass system closer to our Oct. 4 launch.”

Skin in the game

So while the prices have been randomized, they have instilled some worry over the price of cosmetics to come. At the very least, this might dampen some concerns that Overwatch skins will be skyrocketing in price.

Still, expensive skins are not as rare as they used to be in free-to-play games. Several popular free-to-play games, like ValorantDota 2Pokemon Unite, and League of Legends all have cosmetics that cost $20 or more. And rare cosmetics have gone for hefty sums on the Steam marketplace.

As Blizzard’s statement notes, the studio hasn’t really outlined what its Battle Pass or eventual Shop overhaul will look like. While October is still a ways away, it will be interesting to see what Overwatch 2 looks like without the price tag and loot boxes.

Overwatch 2 launches into free-to-play multiplayer on October 4.

Eric Van Allen