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Published: 11/Aug/2018 1:27 Updated: 11/Aug/2018 1:44by Joe O'Brien
Blizzard will be refunding players after accidentally making an exclusive Overwatch emote available for purchase.
Following the most recent patch, which brought this year’s Summer Games, players noticed that a Legendary Lúcio emote, Dance Party, was available for purchase for 300 League Tokens.
The emote was originally introduced as an exclusive reward with the Overwatch League All-Access Pass, which costs $29.99 and offers a variety of OWL viewing perks as well as some exclusive loot.
It turned out that the availability of the emote had been a mistake, and the option to unlock it with League Tokens has since been removed.
During the time it was available, however, some players also reported being unable to unlock the emote, despite having enough League Tokens.
Overwatch Community Manager Tom Powers has now confirmed that the emote availability was in fact a bug, although it seems the emote will be purchasable at some point in the future. He also stated that players who bought tokens specifically to unlock the emote will be able to get a refund.
We apologize for this inconvenience. This Legendary Lúcio emote was intended to be available only for players who had purchased the Overwatch League All Access Pass on Twitch. It will be available for purchase with Overwatch League tokens at a future date.
If you purchased tokens with the intent to unlock this Legendary Lúcio emote and would like those tokens refunded, please reach out to Blizzard Customer Support.
Thank you for your patience.
While the emote was available some players were able to purchase it. No mention has been made of this, suggesting that anyone who got their hands on it will be able to keep it.