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These fan-made skins combine Overwatch characters with Marvel superheroes for Halloween

Published: 8/Oct/2018 21:52 Updated: 8/Oct/2018 22:33

by Bill Cooney

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The Overwatch fan art has been amazing in October leading up to Halloween, and now one fan has come out with their mashup of Overwatch characters and Marvel superheroes.

The gallery, posted to Reddit by user Xtremee_ghost, is an impressive collection of Overwatch heroes reimagined as Marvel Superheroes, like Brigitte as Thor – complete with lightning and his signature hammer Mjolnir as her mace.

Xtremee_ghost said that this was only the start of their project for this year, and that they hoped to have the whole Overwatch cast done as Marvel heroes by Halloween at the end of the month.

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In addition to Brigitte, Roadhog gets an awesome Ghost Rider remake and Lucio gets a very appropriate Spider-Man skin.

One of the best concepts, though, is Junkrat as Green Goblin and Hobgoblin, these skins are perfect for Junkrat, who’s basically a comic book villain already.

This is Xtreme_ghost’s second year doing a major project for Halloween, last year, they reimagined Overwatch’s cast of heroes as X-Men characters.

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Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event begins on October 9 and runs through the end of the month, and hopefully the rest of these skin concepts are done by then.

Even though these skins might not make it into the game, due to various copyright reasons, it’s still really awesome to see what kinds of creative ideas Overwatch fans continue to come up with.

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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.