Blizzard to ‘drastically reduce’ Overwatch loot box duplicates

Players can also expect improvements to the loot box system, with game director, Jeff Kaplan, saying the team is drastically decreasing the rate at which you get duplicates.If you’re in the business of in-app purchases, or just have been angling for that ideal D.Va skin in your Overwatch loot boxes, you should probably know that two different Blizzard games announced changes to their random loot systems today that will probably shift player expectations about the field. “We think this will be immediately evident and extremely significant for all of our players and we think it’s going to feel fantastic”. Not to worry, Blizzard has you covered.If you’re anxious that this means you’ll be getting less credits from duplicates to spend on new cosmetics of your choosing, Kaplan has you covered. “We’ll make sure that your credit intake will be at least the same, if not more”, he said.Special events such as the Chinese New Year, Halloween, Christmas, last year’s Summer Games, or the recent Anniversary usually has a slew of new content including specialty game modes (Junkenstein’s Revenge was my favorite), new emotes, and of course new skins. On average, players should be earning just as many credits, if not slightly more, from loot boxes than they did prior to these changes.Those unfamiliar with Overwatch’s loot box system will be forgiven for not understanding just how dramatic this change really is – loot boxes are the easiest way players can acquire new skins for their favorite characters, but the process is random.First, the game will continue to automatically generate highlights bases on the most recent gameplay session.Also, players can record their Top 5 or Recently Captured highlights. Players will be able to generate their own 12-second highlights simply by pressing a single button. These player-generated highlights will be saved under a new section called “Recently Captured” and will persist until the game client is patched. So every time Blizzard releases a new set of cards, 1 of the first 10 packs that players acquire will have a high-value card. Players can then turn these highlights into video files (on PC, you can even make the highlight video play with better graphics options than your machine can run the game). Also included is the oft-requested highlight system.