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This new Overwatch LEGO Bastion is great for Omnic fans

Published: 10/Oct/2018 17:47 Updated: 10/Oct/2018 18:47

by Bill Cooney

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Bastion is one of the most beloved characters in Overwatch, so it makes sense that the first LEGO set for the game would let fans build their very own brick version of the well-known Omnic.

The set features an orange Bastion, modeled after his ‘Omnic Crisis’ skin in game, that once built can swivel at the waist and move its arms. It even includes a little LEGO Ganymede, Bastion’s bird sidekick.

The collaboration between LEGO Group and Overwatch was announced earlier in the year and fans have been speculating about what kind of sets would be available since.

The set is available exclusively on the Blizzard store for $25, and the description on the store page says the figure is only available in limited quantities, so Bastion fans better get a move on.

Overwatch LEGOs should prove popular no matter what hero they depict though, since Overwatch player and fans have shown they have an insatiable appetite for any and all things related to the game.

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Overwatch and Blizzard are continuing their all-out marketing blitz headed into the holiday season and it shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

There will probably be more product announcements during BlizzCon 2018 at the beginning of November, but we’ll have to wait and see if that includes any new Overwatch LEGO sets.

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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.