over watch 2 is an upcoming first person shooter game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment and is the sequel to the highly acclaimed over watch. The game features some welcome changes such as: B. the overhaul of the PvP system, reducing the team size to five while adding new co-op features.
surveillance 2 will be released as a free-to-play title Microsoft windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox one, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch. There will be cross-platform play and it will enter an early access phase on October 4th, 2022.
The game also had a closed beta period in April and May 2022 where players could try out the game and the developers asked if the game will have a lootbox system. But what is the loot box system?
The lootbox system is a functional concept that exists in most games with online multiplayer aspects. It’s a form of monetization where players buy these loot boxes and open them to get specific power-up items or cosmetics. While this system has worked well for developers over the past decade, it has always been controversial for gamers around the world.
This stems from the fact that loot box rewards are completely random drop chance items. There is no guarantee that players who buy a lot of loot boxes will get the item they want. Some games take it a step further by having such abysmal drop rates on their rarest items that some players end up spending obscene amounts of money to get the item they want. This has sparked outrage from longtime players everywhere, who are now demanding that the loot box system be shut down.
So how does it work in surveillance 2?
surveillance 2 loot boxes
Thank God, surveillance 2 has taken the fan-friendly approach and completely abolished the loot box system. This is in addition to the game moving from a retail title like its predecessor to a free-to-play game. Although loot boxes are prevalent in most free-to-play games, Blizzard has a different approach to monetization in surveillance 2.
The developers have decided to take a seasonal pass system approach to the game by introducing a Battle Pass. This is something games have been fond of in the past dota 2 and Sea of Thieves have done. The Battle Pass contains separate rewards for subscribers and rotates seasonally.
Where Blizzard takes a lot of flak with the way Diablo Immortals Cash shop system works, only time will tell if this approach works better for the company and keeps the players happy.