I was already not pleased that they're removing the lootbox system and replacing it with a battlepass.

I was already not pleased that they're removing the lootbox system and replacing it with a battlepass. Not to say that the lootbox system was even good but a battle pass manages to be even worse. People kept saying who cares, it's just cosmetics. And that was fair enough. But now it comes out that they're actually putting new heroes behind the battle pass. Which is an absolute bullshit move for a competitive game. That was the whole appeal of Overwatch compared to its contemporaries like League of Legends, Valorant, Apex, and so on. You could just buy the game and you'd have everyone, you wouldn't have to constantly grind to unlock the newest character. You were never in a position where you were at a disadvantage because you didn't own a character. Now for some reason, after years of gaming history proving how bad an idea it is, they've decided "We should add that awful feeling to Overwatch as well." I mean I can see some validity to a battle pass system, as much as I hate it, because it keeps people playing. It's a proven way to ensure the game stays active because many people will come back every day to work on their battle pass. But many games with successful battle passes are successful because everything in the battle pass is entirely cosmetic. Some even allow the battle pass to pay for itself as long as you keep completing it, because people playing the game is more important to them than the money. Even for games with battle passes, locking actual gameplay content behind the battle pass is a heretofore unheard of move.

I was thinking of coming back to this game because there were some characters I missed playing and it's not like I'd be spending any money on it, but I hate to even support something like this with my playtime. I really hope this is a disaster for them because they are making literally every evil business decision you can possibly make for a free to play game. It is imperative that OW2 fails so no other company thinks this is a good idea.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who cares? Nobody plays that shitty game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      who asked

      I found a YouTube video called "Overwatch 2 Has the Best Battlepass in Gaming". I don't understand how someone can not only defend the battle pass, but actually have the audacity to call it THE BEST IN GAMING. Look at this description.
      >The full montezation structure was announced in a blog post today, explaining how to access new heroes and content. Thankfully, there are systems to fairly gain currency for free by playing, to catch up on hero unlocks if a player joins in later seasons. The Battlepass though, is a hard deal to pass up for an Overwatch fan, for $10 you get Mythic Cyber Ninja Genji, 5 Legendaries, a lot more AND the New Hero. Filled with character, Overwatch's battlepass shines where other games bore. The Overwatch 2 Battlepass is set to be the best in the entire gaming industry.
      This is so shameless I had to check and make sure it wasn't an official Blizzard channel. How are people willing to stick their necks out and say things like this without being under the yoke of the company?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >locks gameplay behind it
        fortnite already mogs it instantly

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        motherfucker
        WHO
        THE
        FUCK
        ASKED
        shut the fuck up

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Don't get me started on Kiriko. This is a game where all the characters use futuristic technology, and then out of nowhere they introduce one who just straight up uses magic. It feels like they're betraying their own design philosophy. I don't mind games where characters use magic, but it makes no sense in this setting.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >out of nowhere
            >magic
            >in a game with a talking gorilla, mech-pilot hampster, and hanzo/genji dragon magic
            nice bait

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    who asked

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All in all, I'm sticking with Fall Guys. At least Fall Guys has Hatsune Miku. Overwatch will never have Hatsune Miku.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >basedwhale is mad not because hes getting scammed, but because he wants the scam method changed back to the old one
    lmao im dying

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How were Overwatch 1 lootboxes a "scam"? They were free. Then again you're so new around here you didn't even know there was a wordfilter, so it's a waste of time to talk to you.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >free
        youre the one thats new

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it should tell you how bad the new one is that people miss the old one.
      to play devil's advocate at least ow's lootboxes were made more consumer friendly overtime. No duplicates, can buy event cosmetics with normal money, more ways to unlock them and even better deals in the store since they added guaranteed legendaries and extras. and no hero was ever locked behind anything

      so i can see why people preferred them over the $10 garden gnomepass every season

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And to add insult to injury, the people who bought the game still have to pay for the battle pass just like everyone else. The only thing they give you is the new character. Which you get from the battle pass, so for a loyal player who bought Overwatch and intends to play Overwatch 2 diligently, they're effectively getting nothing.

        If they insisted on pushing ahead with this system, a good compromise might be that people who bought the game continue to get all heroes for free and only the new, F2P players have to unlock them through the battle pass. But they're too greedy to even do that. I think that shows you they probably don't expect to pull in many new players with this update and are hoping this will prove to be a good way to keep milking money out of existing players.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >might be that people who bought the game continue to get all heroes for free and only the new
          this holy shit. We paid for the game with the promise of free heroes, so give us that you mongoloids.
          tho at the same time this wouldn't stop f2p accounts to shit up the matches. After all (you) can have all heroes, but then you queue dps and your tank and healers don't have the latest meta hero and you get butt fucked.
          heroes were op on launch already, imagine now that they have a reason to make them op. actually, blizz may be so retarded that in trying to make intentionally op heroes they make them weak

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Some even allow the battle pass to pay for itself as long as you keep completing it, because people playing the game is more important to them than the money.
    yea, thats why

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      go back to sucking dicks on reddit

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the way OW2 implemented heroes into battle pass is the most retarded yet

    >expect it to be like Apex where you just unlock heroes with credits gained by playing and leveling your BP
    >instead the heroes themselves are locked in the middle of the BP so if you don't play for one season then that hero is gone forever

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well, no, the FAQ does say that the heroes will be obtainable in the shop later on. But that means you have to buy them with real money and it implies that they won't immediately be available. So it's still bad. It's really stupid, if they're deadset on charging people for heroes, why not put them in the shop and then if people want to earn them for "free" through the battle pass, they can do that too? It would still be stupid, but it would be better than this. I hope this fails.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      seriously, it's so fucking retarded it's unreal, especially that far into the battlepass, we're talking probably 40-50 hours of playtime.
      i hate blizzdrones that constantly whine "B-BUT YOU DON'T KNOW HOW LONG IT'LL TAKE" retard 1 match is already 1 match too much

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    HotsCHADS drinking the tears of Overpozzed.
    Thanks for giving us Dva butt, losers!

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck everything, Ana and Roadhog are still broken and this battle pass is a distraction to that.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i want to fuck dva in her ass hole

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I completely agree, a very scummy way to make people pay for the battle pass. Call me old, but remember when you unlocked skins by playing the game? Make me pay 60 dollars for a game and let me feel like I achieved something instead of making me pay every 2 months for a fucking battlepass and not even receive the skins immediately. I fucking hate the gaming industry right now

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