Overwatch 2, the Halloween event leaves a bad taste in the mouth

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Not all Overwatch 2 fans they were happy with the Halloween event. Like several other development teams, in fact, Blizzard has also decided to celebrate the scariest anniversary of the year. Launched today, the event will last until November 9 and will allow you to earn a themed pendant, experience points for the battle pass and much more. Also present are the skins, which would be the reason for this discord, given their distribution.

As reported on Twitter and Reddit, in fact, players are not at all happy with having to buy these particular skins instead of earning them in-game. Last year, during the Halloween event, players could unlock by simply playing some special skins for characters like Brigitte, Lucio, Genji and many more. The problem also seems to be the cost of the same, with figures that are around 40 dollars. A completely different scenario than last year.

Beyond the controversy and criticism, it seems clear that Blizzard had to change something. And the changes are related to the very nature of the game: the first title in the series was in fact a premium product, which had to be purchased to play. Overwatch 2 instead is a free-to-play and the soul of microtransactions, although it has changedis still present. It is not excluded that the development team will rethink it in the future, but it is very probable that the Christmas event will also follow these same, identical steps.

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Overwatch 2 is available from October 4, 2022 on PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch. Despite the large pool of players, the title is still plagued by several bugs, some even quite serious. It will obviously take time before we can fix everything: will you be patient or not? Keep following Tom's Hardware for all the news and upcoming updates from the world of video games.

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