Latest in Gaming

Image credit: Blizzard

'Overwatch’ loot boxes will have fewer duplicates

Blizzard has also announced changes to the 'Hearthstone' Legendary card system.
380 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Blizzard

Players of Overwatch and Hearthstone should pay attention to Blizzard. The company has made two separate announcements that will significantly affect the loot systems in both games.

Beginning with Hearthstone's next expansion pack, you will no longer receive duplicates of cards until you have every single Legendary card from that specific set. This applies whether you have the golden or non-golden version of a card. What's more, you will no longer receive more duplicate cards than you can use in a deck. When you open a new set, you will also receive a Legendary within your first ten packs -- guaranteed. The result of all these changes? Players will likely have more Legendary cards than they have now.

Additionally, Overwatch's game director Jeff Kaplan made some interesting announcements in their latest developer video update. If you've been frustrated by receiving duplicate cosmetic items in loot boxes, that will no longer be a problem. Kaplan says, "One of the things that we're going to do is drastically reduce the rate of duplicates that you'll get out of any loot box." It's not eliminating the issue entirely, but the team hopes that the change will be "immediately evident," and that as a result players will buy many, many more loot boxes.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
380 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Neo Geo retro stick console includes 'King of Fighters,' 'Samurai Shodown'

Neo Geo retro stick console includes 'King of Fighters,' 'Samurai Shodown'

View
Watch the 'Android' Nokia phone that never had a chance to exist

Watch the 'Android' Nokia phone that never had a chance to exist

View
TiVo tries running pre-roll ads before your recorded shows

TiVo tries running pre-roll ads before your recorded shows

View
YouTube CEO apologizes for channel verification mess (updated)

YouTube CEO apologizes for channel verification mess (updated)

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr