On October 4th, 2022, Overwatch will be gone forever and will be completely replaced by its successor, Overwatch 2 – even more drastically than Blizzard did with Warcraft 3 and Warcraft 3: Reforged.
But what actually happens to your earned rewards from Overwatch 1? Again Relocation of loot boxes, credits, skins and co. should work, the developers recently held a question and answer session Reddit cleared.
This happens with your loot boxes, credits & Co.
On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, several developers from the Overwatch team answered questions from the community. Above all, the forthcoming conversion of all current Overwatch accounts to the successor system met with great interest.
What happens to the loot boxes and skins?
Players who still have a bunch of unopened loot crates need not fear: Overwatch 2 developers have confirmed that all content from these crates will be opened and transferred automatically.
This is supposed to happen because there will simply be no more loot boxes in Overwatch 2, Commercial Lead Jon Spector revealed:
We will not be introducing Loot Crates to Overwatch 2. Before starting, all unopened Loot Crates will be automatically opened and your account will receive all the contents directly.
If you still have unopened loot boxes from seasonal events, you will also receive the corresponding rewards. This is because the loot contained is already determined when the box is received.
Ultimately, this means that all skins from Overwatch will also be carried over into the second part. However, for the new heroes like the Junker Queen, you still have to earn all the skins:
What happens to the credits and other currencies?
All currencies of the first part are completely taken over in the successor. This includes:
- OWL brands
- Competetive Points
However, the developers also made it clear that the pre-existing credits in the sequel can only be used for very specific purposes and do not necessarily have the same value as the brand new main currency introduced with Overwatch 2.
So we can’t tell you whether you should smash your credits and tokens now rather than after the transfer.
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