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Loot Box Item Quality Drop Probabilities

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Loot probability day continues, as we've already seen the numbers for HotS and Hearthstone, and it's on to Overwatch. Since OW's loot boxes are entirely cosmetic, unlike the other two games, the odds may not seem as important, but if you've ever had your eye on that one specific skin you NEED, you know they're serious business! All this stat revealing comes on the heels of China implementing their new law that forces game devs to share the reward probabilities for their games.

So, without breaking it down into specifics for skins, emotes etc, these are the numbers we got from the official article:

  • 1 Epic per 5.5 loot boxes
  • 1 Legendary per 13.5 loot boxes

So, are you more or less lucky than the above averages and is there any specific skin you just HAVE to have?

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Im closing in on silver border now so I pretty much have all the skins I want. there's a couple of emotes I still need and theres a few things from older events that I'm missing. 

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Hmm. What are the odds of mysteriously disappearing political dissidents and writers? Closer to 1:1?

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1 hour ago, MrEdren said:

Hmm. What are the odds of mysteriously disappearing political dissidents and writers? Closer to 1:1?

Only in eastern Berlin.

Either way, pretty minimal effort from Blizzard across all 3 games. We more or less knew these values from player data. Still nice to see China go through with this. It speaks incredible volume about how much of a social issue gambling is in games.

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On 5/5/2017 at 9:56 PM, Shine said:

Im closing in on silver border now so I pretty much have all the skins I want. there's a couple of emotes I still need and theres a few things from older events that I'm missing. 

Same here - think I have nearly every available item now except for some Summer Games stuff that I just couldn't get at the time. Praying for the anniversary event to have the old boxes available!

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