Will Overwatch 2 stop using Lottery?


Given the changes that have taken place in European countries against Lutboxes and the nature of their chances, what will be the situation with Overwatch 2?

As we get closer to the release of Overwatch 2, the age classification of this game is also being determined in different countries, but the interesting thing that can be seen in the age classification of this title in Germany is the lack of mention of the existence of laptops. This has led game gamers to question whether Overwatch 2, like its predecessor, uses lootboxes to release game content.

In recent years, with the launch of Overwatch, the view of countries, especially European countries, towards lootboxes and microtransactions has changed; In Europe, these systems are considered harmful and almost gambling, to the extent that in some countries laws have been passed against lotteries and microtransactions.

For example, the German government recently amended the Youth Protection Act to restrict lottery boxes (under the heading of “cost traps”) by requiring that all games that support these systems should have a higher age rating. Limits a bunch of games.

Although the lots of boxes in the first version of Overwatch only include decorative items such as stickers, icons and character skins, buying these lots can still be tempting for a significant number of people.


However, it is not yet clear if this system will be completely removed from Overwatch 2. It is by no means unlikely that Activision will allow the use of Lutboxes individually in each region under the laws of one country, or use another system if needed in private countries. This situation can be found in Belgium witnessed; After the law against microtransactions was enacted, the possibility of providing lottery boxes did not change in any country except Belgium.

Although the Overwatch age category is 13 years and older in North America, in Germany the game is only recommended for people over the age of 16, and although there is still talk of how Activision-Blizzard copes with the restrictions of these countries. We do not, but it is likely that the company will find a way to keep gamers living in such regions accessible to the game’s decorative content.

Overwatch 2 will be released on an unknown date for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch platforms.

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