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Overwatch reveals brand new Jjonak MVP Zenyatta skin

Published: 21/Jun/2019 23:55 Updated: 22/Jun/2019 0:07

by Bill Cooney

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The Overwatch League has given fans their first look at a new Zenyatta skin commemorating the Season One MVP, New York Excelsior’s Bang ‘JJoNak’ Sung-hyeon.

The New York Excelsior may not have walked away from the league’s Inaugural Season as the champs, but fans did vote to make Jjonak the 2018 League MVP.

Jjonak is a fan favorite, partly because of his godlike Zenyatta play, so Blizzard created a brand new skin for the Omnic Monk especially for him (don’t worry, everyone will have the chance to buy it too).

The Fumbling Octopus

The new Overwatch League MVP skin is based on Jjonak’s favorite animal the octopus, his name stands for Jjomullak Nakji”, which means “fumbling octopus” and the pro even has a tattoo of one on his arm.

Blizzard obviously took this idea and ran with it, because the new Zenyatta MVP skin is literally covered in them.

His head has been replaced by an octopus in a fishbowl and his body seems to be filled with water as well, from all the tubes running around.

StylosaOctoZen has arrived.

The best part of Jjonak’s MVP skin might just be the adorable little octopuses that have replaced his usual orbs.

StylosaWe like them a lot too, Jjonak.

Jjonak’s Zenyatta skin will be available for purchase on June 27, but there’s no word on how much it will cost. If we look at other OWL cosmetics though, there’s a good chance this one will set fans back 100 OWL tokens.

StylosaAlright, this might be the best Zenyatta skin yet.

What’s going on in the Overwatch League?

The Overwatch League is well into the third stage of Season 2, and Jjonak’s New York Excelsior are sitting comfortably at the top of the Atlantic Division with an impressive 15-2 record so far.

Jjonak’s MVP skin was actually revealed just before the Excelsior’s match against their biggest competition in the Atlantic, last year’s champions the London Spitfire.

Playing in the Overwatch League is pretty awesome on it’s own, but having your own, personal skin designed by Blizzard for your favorite character is some next-level stuff.

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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.