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Artist creates Captain Marvel Overwatch skin concept for Tracer

Published: 16/Jun/2019 20:32 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 15:41

by Bill Cooney

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One creative Overwatch fan has made a concept skin for Tracer that turns the hero into the superhero Captain Marvel.

The “Captain Marvel” movie, which came out in February 2019, was the final Avenger’s origin movie before Endgame and the character quickly became a popular hero in the franchise.

Tracer has been the poster girl for Overwatch since the game came out (she’s literally on the cover) so artist Devygone decided to combine the two into an awesome skin concept.

Marvel StudiosCaptain Marvel as she appeared in “Captain Marvel”.

“Keep calm and Tracer on”

Devygone’s Tracer skin is based on how Captain Marvel appears in the movie of the same name, with a blue helmet similar to Captain America’s covering her head.

To make the skin work, Tracer has been given blonde hair like in her Lightning skin, which pokes up out of the helmet in a mohawk.

The star on Captain Marvel’s chest has been combined with Tracer’s Chronal Accelerator (the thing that lets her Blink and Recall) to make it fit with both characters at the same time.

Unfortunatley Overwatch doesn’t do crossover skins like other games sometimes make, but if Blizzard ever decides to start, Captain Marvel Tracer would probably be a hit.

Devygone600https://www.deviantart.com/devygone/art/My-first-skin-concept-for-Overwatch-Captain-Marvel-801875225

When will we get new skins?

The next Overwatch event will be the Summer Games, which starts sometime in August according to Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan.

There will definitely be new skins for the event. Ashe and Baptiste were released after last year’s event, so they’re likely candidates to get new skins this year. Other than that though, which heroes will get new skins is up in the air.

No matter what heroes end up getting new skins for the 2019 Summer Games, fans will be eagerly waiting to see if they’re favorite is included.

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Overwatch reveals drop rates for loot box items and skins

Published: 27/Nov/2020 23:45

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch has finally revealed the official drop rates for loot box items such as skins and sprays within the in-game client.

Players logging in can now check out the exact rates for standard loot box items in a special page in the home screen menu. The page provides a lot of details for those trying to complete their cosmetic collections.

Some of the information is already pretty standard, with each loot box containing either four items or three items with credits. However, each loot box includes at least one item of rare or higher quality.

The description goes on to further state that, on average, an epic quality item will be found in one out of every 5.5 loot boxes and legendary items found in every 13.5.

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Legendary Overwatch skins are the rarest.

Furthermore, they list common items as having a 99% drop rate, rare at 94%, epic with 18.5% and legendary a mere 7.5%.

These rates only apply for standard loot boxes, however, and not seasonal loot boxes such as the upcoming Winter Wonderland, Archive or Anniversary events.

Amusingly, the page also states that items obtained through loot boxes will not give any additional advantage while playing the game.

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Blizzard revealed the loot box drop rates.

While, for the most part this is true, some players have discovered some slight advantages of using, for example, barefoot D.Va or Pharah skins to mask their footsteps.

That said, aside from these rather niche instances, Overwatch has been good at completely avoiding pay-to-win components that have plagued other games.

Loot boxes have long been under fire from both politicians and players who view the practice as a form of gambling.

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Many players and politicians took aim at loot boxes.

In 2017, China forced Blizzard to reveal the exact drop rates for games such as Overwatch and Hearthstone.

Elsewhere, in the United States, Republican Senator Josh Hawley proposed the “Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act” which took aim at loot boxes and other pay-to-win practices.

However, to combat this, several companies including Activision Blizzard agreed to disclose drop rates for their titles.

At least now Overwatch players can sleep easy knowing exactly what their odds are for unlocking certain skins.