Blizzard is continuing to respond to fans upset by the possibility of more expensive skins in Overwatch 2.
Overwatch 2 has been announced as free-to-play when it finally launches in October. This relieved the Overwatch community after spending years accusing Blizzard of releasing Overwatch 2 as a full game when many felt it could have been a big update to the original title.
Whether the game is worthy of its own title or not, it’s now free. But will Blizzard try to make back some of its money by charging more for skins this time around? Some fans think so after seeing a concerning survey floating around.
At the end of July, one Twitter user shared screenshots of a survey their friend received from Blizzard that included some concerning possibilities. The survey included questions about skin prices, asking survey takers how likely they’d be to buy a Mythic skin for $44.99. Another asked about weapon charms priced at $9.99.
The survey screenshots caused a huge uproar on Twitter, with the Overwatch community panicking about the idea of Blizzard overcharging for skins. This seemed like a legitimate possibility given Diablo Immortal’s hefty microtransactions.
A Blizzard spokesperson finally spoke up about the concerns. In a statement to IGN, the Blizzard spokesperson explained that the survey was solely intended to “understand player preferences” for Overwatch 2’s new cosmetics.
While the prices in the survey were apparently randomized, many players still feel on edge about the potentially high price tags if enough players respond that they’re fine with the pricey mythic skins. Some players on Twitter even admitted they’d pay the $45 if the skin came with animations and other special visuals.
“And it’s because of these kinds of opinions and people such as yourself that this is now seen as okay. $45, bro. That’s an entire game. You really, truly think a single texture and set of animations and sound FX is worth the same as an AAA title? Lmao. You’re screwing us all,” one player responded.
Blizzard will allegedly be sharing more details on Overwatch 2’s shop and new battle pass system closer to the game’s launch in early October. But it still has Overwatch players on edge that Overwatch 2 skins may be more expensive moving forward.