From now till January third, Overwatch 2 gamers can get a reasonably candy (heh) Gingerbread Bastion pores and skin for the low, low, low value of 1 Overwatch coin. Whereas the pores and skin is one more instance of the Overwatch design group actually nailing it, gamers would possibly discover themselves balking on the value. Not as a result of it’s so low-cost however as a result of the supply looks as if a poke within the eye, given the continued dialog concerning the sport’s new monetization system.
Earlier than Overwatch 2 took the sport free to play, gamers had the chance to win new skins through loot field. And, if luck wasn’t on their facet, loot packing containers additionally spat out truthful chunks of premium foreign money that gamers may use to buy a pores and skin outright. In Overwatch 2’s new monetization scheme, gamers really feel like they’re just about pressured to spend cash as loot packing containers are gone, and the premium foreign money is earned by finishing time-consuming weekly challenges that max out at 60 cash every week.
With some back-of-the-hand math, which means to earn the Star Sheep Orisa bundle, at the moment obtainable within the store at 1,900 Overwatch cash, you’d must play over 31 weeks — greater than half a yr — to grind that a lot dosh. Contemplating that the store rotates its inventory, a brand new participant enticed by the criminally cute pores and skin would don’t have any selection however to pony up (heh once more) actual cash with the intention to personal it.