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Overwatch experiments with legendary new Storm Rising Moira skin

Published: 11/Apr/2019 16:58 Updated: 11/Apr/2019 17:09

by Bill Cooney

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The next hero to get a new skin before the start of Junkrat have both been revealed.

We still don’t have all the details on what or where the mission will be, but we do know from a preview on April 8 that Tracer, Genji, Mercy and Winston will be the playable heroes for the main mode.

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Moira’s going to have to science the heck out this one

The new skin is called “Scientist” and like any good scientist it gives Moira a white lab coat and some slightly more medical looking headwear.

Her damage hand has a syringe on each finger and she seems to be wearing an early prototype version of her backpack.

The Skin is pulled right from Moira’s Origin Story and portrays her while she was still conducting experiments at Overwatch, before they kicked her out for being a mad scientist.

It’s listed as a legendary skin and so far fans on Twitter seem to be excited to get a chance to try out a mad Scientist Moira.

Storm Rising –  What else do we know?

2019’s Archives event will be another PvE mission that has players face off against the mysterious Maximilian in what could be a new map: Havana, Cuba.


Baptiste’s new skin on April 10
seemed to confirm a leak about new Storm Rising skins from the day before and based on the leak we should still see new skins for McCree, Bastion and Ashe/B.O.B.

Storm Rising is set to begin on April 16 and there are still six skins listed on the official Overwatch Archives site that have yet to be revealed, and maybe even a new map.

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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.