Overwatch: Clarifications on Rating UI & Credits

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In today's article, we are looking at a couple of blue posts: one by Game Director Jeff Kaplan, the other by Comunity Manager Lylirra. Here's what they had to say.


Jeff Kaplan explained that the current Rating UI is temporary and will receive changes in the future.


Blizzard Icon Jeff Kaplan

This interface is temporary and will be changing soon. Great feedback.



On the official forums, Lylirra made an important clarification: unlike Loot Boxes, you won't be able to purchase credits with real money. Credits are a new in-game currency; if a Loot Box contains an item that is already in your collection, you will instead receive credits. They can also be earned randomly from Loot Boxes. You can spend credits in the Hero Gallery to unlock items you don't already own. You can read Lylirra's post here. On a relevant Reddit thread, Lylirra added:


Blizzard Icon Lylirra

I have only found them mentioning selling the boxes, you have a source for individual skins?

There isn't one, though I have seen some people referring to quote from a recent PC Gamer article in which the author states the following:


And if you end up pulling duplicates or stuff you just don't care about it, you'll have the option to exchange those items for “credits” that can be used to unlock things you actually want.


This is not entirely correct. While you will receive a refund of credits if a Loot Box you open contains a duplicate item, this process is automatic and we've no plans right now to allow players to sell (or exchange) unlocked items for credits manually.


At the moment, the only thing we're looking to be purchasable with real money once the game is live are Loot Boxes. Exact details are still TBD (including pricing), but we'll share that information as soon as it's available. We're definitely looking forward to player feedback.


(For clarity: This option would not replace the current mechanic of "level up > earn Loot Box," it would simply be offered in addition to it. You would still receive a Loot Box each and every time you leveled up.)



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