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Banned Boston Uprising player is back playing Overwatch

Published: 22/Oct/2018 21:07 Updated: 23/Oct/2018 0:27

by Bill Cooney

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The Overwatch League had its fair share of drama during the inaugural season, but nothing really comes close to the tale of how Jonathan ‘DreamKazper’ Sanchez got removed from the league after sexual misconduct allegations came out from not just one, but multiple young women.

The Uprising quickly removed DreamKazper from their lineup as soon as the allegations surfaced and it was clear they weren’t going away anytime soon.

After being released from the team, no one really knows what happened to the player, that is until Youtuber Michael ‘mykL Padilla, released this video claiming to have information on what the disgraced former Overwatch pro has been up to.

According to mykL’s video, DreamKazper has gone from being an Overwatch League pro to working full time boosting accounts, which is the practice of getting paid to play on other player’s accounts in order to get them to a higher competitive rank then they would normally be able to.

“He is not in jail, as many were hoping,” mykL tells viewers in the video, before revealing that an analyst for the Boston Uprising posted in a Discord channel that they had seen one of DramKazper’s Overwatch profiles listed as having last played 17 hours ago.

“Then we got further information about DreamKazper guys, apparently he is boosting Overwatch accounts for money,” mykL exclaims in the video. 

The video also claims that Crusty, previously a head coach for the Uprising, left the team because of how disgusted he was with the way the team handled the DreamKazper situation.

It’s pretty surprising that an individual like DreamKazper would still be able to access Overwatch at all as based on his past behavior, he seems like someone that would have received extensive bans from Blizzard.

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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.