Overwatch Loot Boxes' Content Will Be Transferred to the Sequel

Blizzard explained how loot boxes and currency from the original game will be transferred to Overwatch 2.

The launch of Overwatch 2 is only four months away, and recently Blizzard revealed that the sequel is transitioning to a free-to-play model bringing a new seasonal structure that will include the battle pass and the in-game store. The developers also announced that the game will be getting rid of loot boxes and the original game's credits will be replaced by new currencies. 

Following this announcement, some fans wondered what would happen to loot boxes and current currencies with the arrival of the new game. In a recent Reddit AMA, Blizzard assured those fans who love hoarding the loot boxes that their good won't be lost.

According to the developer, although loot boxes won't be transitioning to the sequel, their content will be transferred over to players' accounts in the new game. "Ahead of launch, any unopened loot boxes will be automatically opened with your account receiving all the contents directly," Overwatch commercial lead Jon Spector wrote.

As for the existing currencies including credits, OWL tokens, and competitive points, they'll also transition to Overwatch 2. However, as Spector noted, players won't be able to use them to purchase all kinds of cosmetics.

"OW1 credits come with you to OW2, but our new virtual currency will be the main currency, and there will be things in OW2 that will not be purchasable with those OW1 credits," he said. 

The developer also promised to share a more detailed explanation on these topics in the near future before the game is launched. 

Overwatch 2 will be released in Early Access on October 4. Ahead of it, players will be able to participate in beta testing that will start on June 28.

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