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Overwatch 2's Halloween Cosmetic Prices Have Fans Heated
With the launch of its Halloween Terror event on October 25, 2022, some fans expected "Overwatch 2" to offer themed skins that can be unlocked without spending money, as it has done in the past. Instead, it appears Activision Blizzard has only made Halloween skins available for purchase in its cosmetics shop — a move that particularly outraged fans.
Only some event skins can be purchased individually, with most coming in bundles like for the Kiriko Witch, which costs 2600 Overwatch Coins, an alleged 29% off the total of 3660 Coins when all five items are purchased individually. According to the bundle descriptions, prices were calculated by adding together the cost of similar items on sale, but some fans disagree with the pricing.
Players pointed out that re-used "Overwatch" skins in the Defenders Of the Castle bundle cost almost as much as the original game itself. For 4400 Overwatch Coins — about $44 in real money — players get four Halloween variant skins that were also used in the first game. That’s a lot of money for fans to spend, especially when they are used to free event cosmetics.