Overwatch's microtransaction prices have been revealed


Cosmetic Loot Boxes only

As of roughly 20 minutes ago, Overwatch was released to the public. After months of waiting the game is finally here, and relatively close to the build all of us played during the latest beta phase. Except for one major difference -- the in-game store is now live.

While the $40 entrance fee ($60 on consoles) nets you access to future maps, modes, and characters for the foreseeable future, the game is also supported by cosmetic items in the form of Loot Boxes. Players can earn these by ranking up through playing the game as normal, or by shelling out for them.

And today, it looks like they're going for $1.99 for two boxes, with varying degrees of bundles above that (all of which are in the gallery below). It's that simple -- you'll get several random items in a box (skins, spray paint tags, voiceovers, what have you), duplicates grant you Credits to spend on items you want, and none of them impact gameplay. No experience boosters have been announced or are present in the game at this time.

You are logged out. Login | Sign up


Click to open photo gallery:


Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Overwatch   (709)   From our database:

  • Overwatch reveals Echo, the cutting edge in A.I. technology - Chris Moyse
  • Overwatch teasing Hero 32, expected to be the ethereal Echo - Chris Moyse
  • Overwatch Archives 2020 has eight skins and a Jetpack Cat shout-out - Jordan Devore
  • The lead writer of Overwatch has left Blizzard - Chris Carter
  • Overwatch's new challenge is giving out a Mardi Gras Ashe skin - Jordan Devore
  • Overwatch is bringing hero pools to Competitive Play - Jordan Devore
  • Overwatch has seven skins for Lunar New Year 2020 - Jordan Devore
  • Overwatch is giving away more Winter Loot Boxes through next week - Chris Carter
  • Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2019 starts December 10 - Jordan Devore
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Blizzard #Overwatch #PC #PS4 #shooters #Top Stories #Xbox One



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!