Real-Life Overwatch 2 Charm Costs Less Than In-Game
You can buy an official Blizzard Overwatch 2 Charm in real life for less than it costs for its in-game equivalent, leading players to further question the price of the free-to-play microtransaction model. The removal of loot boxes from the first game when switching to an Overwatch 2 battle pass model with paid cosmetic items has led many fans of the Blizzard FPS game to take issue with the high price of Overwatch 2 skins.
A post on Overwatch Reddit highlights the discrepancy between the two prices. The Overwatch Pachimari Jinx 3D Keychain is available on the Blizzard US Gear Store for US$5, along with several other 3D options for the same price, including Mei Snowball’s Companion, Reaper’s Mask, and Bastion’s Bird Buddy , Ganymede. For comparison, the equivalent in-game Pachimari Charm costs 700 Overwatch Coins, with 1000 Coins priced at $9.99 USD.
It would cost around $7 to charm the game, which is two bucks more than its actual real-world equivalent that you can hold in your hands or use to keep your keys company. It even comes with bouncy physics than the rather stiff chains of the in-game models. just over $6 for your in-game charm.
Things don’t work out quite so dramatically for those of us in the UK, where actual key fobs sell for £8 GBP, compared to around £5.87 for in-game coins. keep in mind that we’re talking about a real, tangible item with crafting costs that you can use in real life, as opposed to a small (but admittedly cute) in-game art asset.
In the end, this comparison just provided another drop of fuel to the fire that is the Overwatch 2 monetization discussion. Comments in the Reddit thread seem to be largely of one mind – disclaimer, “Beware, they might update the prices of merchandise stores if they find out.” Some users note that quite a few items in the Blizzard Gear Shop have price has gone up over the past few years, and that $5 for an officially licensed product is actually a pretty good deal.
Many fans in the thread acknowledge that creating an item in-game isn’t “free” either – the model has to be designed and crafted by artists from the development team – but note that once it exists, there is no additional overhead to serve it. up to each player. Ultimately, only time will tell how Overwatch 2’s financial model plays out and if Blizzard decides to make any changes to the game’s prices in the future.
In the meantime, our Overwatch 2 tier list should help you climb the ranks of Overwatch 2 competitive play. We also have a guide to changing your Overwatch 2 reticle for the best aiming options, and looked at how your Overwatch 2 sound settings can make a demonstrable difference to your success. The Overwatch 2 Halloween event is currently underway, as is an Overwatch 2 double XP weekend that runs from October 28-31, making it a great time to jump in and play even if you don’t feel like it. to buy anything.