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Overwatch Loot Box pricing revealed

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Overwatch (opens in new tab) is live and Blizzard has revealed the prices for Loot Boxes—random assortments of skins, stencils and hero icons.

  • 2 Loot Boxes: $1.99/£1.59
  • 5 Loot Boxes: $4.99/£3.99
  • 11 Loot Boxes: $9.99/£7.99
  • 24 Loot Boxes: $19.99/£15.99
  • 50 Loot Boxes: $39.99/£31.99

Inoffensive as microtransactions go, I reckon. You can earn loot boxes just by stabbing, shooting and healing fellow players, and it's hard to imagine a snazzy loot box stencil giving anyone the edge in battle. I played for about 45 minutes this morning and earned two, which is a good hourly rate by all accounts.

If you're a sucker for haute couture, you can get your loot boxes direct from the Battle.net shop (opens in new tab). Don't forget to update your graphics drivers (opens in new tab) too.