Overwatch loot box probabilities revealed - at least for China

ATVI stock

Now, thanks to new regulations in China, Blizzard has disclosed the exact odds of players receiving different types of loot box items.

Divided into four different levels of rarity - Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary - with drop rates that reflect levels, every loot box is guaranteed to contain four items with a predetermined chance for each rarity.

In China, the new rules around online gaming went into effect on May 1. However, it seems unlikely that these odds would be different for different markets of the world, and, personally speaking, they seem accurate when compared to my own play experiences.

Blizzard was forced to release these numbers because of new regulations from the Chinese government announced back in December of past year. That's quite a heart-breaker, but the worst possible outcome is opening all 50 to a whole lot of nothing as your buddy opens one loot box he got from leveling up and nets himself that Legendary Tracer skin you've been pining after.

Blizzard did not say whether these drop rates were universal or specific to the Chinese version of the game, but many critics seem to think it's likely that the rates hold true worldwide.

Thanks to being a loot box game on top of its $40-60 price tag, Overwatch is Activision Blizzard's new cash cow, bringing in some $1 billion Dollars past year. These descriptions might be a bit vague, but at least they are giving us something to ponder. Blizzard hasn't been very open about the feature's existence, though fans do believe it exists.

Again, it's important to remember none of these odds have been confirmed outside of China. Let us know in the comments.

The developers, Blizzard, insists they're not rigged, and they've finally released official loot box odds to support their claim. When buying anything random, there's always a voice in my brain telling me not to waste my money, to spend that extra fifty on something necessary, or at least tangible.


  • Overkill's The Walking Dead Pushed Back To Second Half Of 2018

    Overkill's The Walking Dead Pushed Back To Second Half Of 2018

    Hopefully we'll get a better idea of how the game's development is coming along then. Thankfully, The Walking Dead doesn't appear to be losing steam any time soon.
    Shifting Eman: UAE hospital alleges non-cooperation by Mumbai docs

    Shifting Eman: UAE hospital alleges non-cooperation by Mumbai docs

    Yassin el Shahat, consultant nephrologist and chief medical officer said Eman arrived safely in her bed at Burjeel Hospital. Her family told doctors that she was diagnosed as a child with elephantiasis, leaving her nearly immobile.
    Russia, US diplomacy chiefs to discuss Syria safe zones this month - agencies

    Russia, US diplomacy chiefs to discuss Syria safe zones this month - agencies

    The U.S. official said, without opposition signatures, it raises the question about whether the agreement is in effect. In Astana, Russia , Turkey and Iran signed a memorandum on setting up de-escalation zones in Syria .
  • Saudi Energy Minister Says Oil Output Cuts Likely To Be Extended

    Brent crude futures LCOc1 were at $49.82 per barrel at 0323 GMT on Monday, up 72 cents, or 1.47 percent, from their last close. Despite this, Al-Falih said that markets had improved from last year's lows, when crude prices fell below $30 per barrel.

    Donald Trump: Israeli and Palestinian Peace 'the Toughest Deal to Make'

    Also hanging in the air but unstated is the reality that Abbas might not be around for long enough to conclude a peace deal. Bush held Hanukkah parties at the White House, and Obama celebrated Jewish Heritage Month.
    Orioles edge White Sox with Machado and Mancini homers

    Orioles edge White Sox with Machado and Mancini homers

    The White Sox cut the lead to 4-2 in the fifth thanks to a sacrifice fly from Melky Cabrera followed by a Leury Garcia RBI single. The left-hander is 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA in his last two starts. "Everything was going on in my head", he said.
  • Kushner family in Beijing: 'Invest $500000 and immigrate' to US

    Meyer wanted to make clear that her brother had stepped away from the company in January and has nothing to do with this project". Saturday's event in Beijing was hosted by the Chinese company Qiaowai, which connects US companies with Chinese investors.

    Trump limits IRS action over church political activity

    The sweep of the order was considerably narrower than a leaked February draft , which alarmed civil libertarians and gay rights and other liberal advocacy groups.
    First Female White House Chief Usher 'No Longer Employed'

    First Female White House Chief Usher 'No Longer Employed'

    White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Angella Reid departed on good terms, Fox News reports. According to the Post , there have only been nine chief ushers since the beginning of the 20th century.
  • New Afghanistan troop plan goes to White House next week

    This came amid expectations of a request for thousands of more troops to break a stalemate with Taliban insurgents. But Trump has so far consistently appeared to defer to his military on matters of battlefield strategy.
    NEET: students allege they got Eng/Hindi question papers instead of Telugu ones

    NEET: students allege they got Eng/Hindi question papers instead of Telugu ones

    For each correct answer, 4 marks would be awarded and No marks shall be awarded if have left the question unanswered. Like all major exams, negative marking is also here in NEET, meaning you will have -1 mark for each wrong answer.
    Tories 'leading fightback against SNP' with major gains in local elections

    Tories 'leading fightback against SNP' with major gains in local elections

    They could, to be sure, cut several mighty SNP majorities down to size, and still not win. We now live in an age where parties either have a clear political message - or they die .


Latest news

Car driver ran red light in Vegas school bus crash
Police say about 40 children were on the school bus that crashed Thursday at a busy crossroads northeast of downtown. The woman was killed in the crash and a 10-year-old passenger in the sedan was hospitalized in critical condition.

Militants give gun salute to Lashkar commander
According to reports the gunmen opened fire at police who were clearing traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. Eyewitnesses in Kulgam said four militants appeared at the funeral of Ahmad, who hailed from the district.

Oil prices rebound after heavy sell-off
Russia's energy minister said Thursday that the country thinks it will be necessary to extend its agreement with OPEC beyond June. Even signals from Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation that they'll prolong the supply reductions haven't staunched the rout.

India gives it back to Pakistan: Bunker destroyed in 60 seconds
In the year 2015 according to the reply, 39 security personnel and 17 civilian were killed in 208 terror incidents while 108 terrorists were killed in encounters.

Facebook to make debut in premium TV shows next month
The social network giant is reportedly developing nearly two dozen original shows which will premiere as early as mid-June. The Business Insider report even claims that one of the shows has already cast a Hollywood A-lister.

No talks in J&K unless violence ends, says BJP president Amit Shah
Last month, Mufti held talks with PM Modi on the issue. "The previous prime minister also wanted to visit Pakistan, but could not. Deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh said the project reflects the coalition government's commitment towards developmental works.

Always Dreaming triumphs in the slop at Kentucky Derby
Suffice to say, it was an exciting race no matter which horse you were pulling for, but even moreso for fans of Always Dreaming . Pletcher and Velazquez have teamed up often over the years and are the sport's leading money winners.

Tornado touched down in Granville County, National Weather Service says
The National Weather Service confirms that at least six tornadoes touched down Friday in Central Virginia. Keighton was on the ground along Turning Tide Road making calculations and taking pictures of damage.

India confirm they will play in Champions Trophy
"The BCCI. unanimously decided that the Indian cricket team will participate in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy". There were many debates held between ICC and BCCI regarding the issue of scrapping of "Big three plan".

Trump tax plan: Relief for his voters but lots of unknowns
For individuals and families, Trump's plan more closely resembles a blueprint released by House Republicans past year . Trump's proposing are several measures that will benefit big-time developers and business executives.

Joe Walsh Tweets About Jimmy Kimmel's 'Sad Story,' Receives Major Backlash
He also called for unions between the Republicans and Democrats but in the same breath bashed President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act citing it was "not doing what it's supposed to".

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here are 5 facts about the day
San Jacinto: Cinco de Mayo celebration, 4 p.m.to 8 p.m., on Main Street, between San Jacinto and Jordan avenues. He'll be spending the holiday on Friday at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey instead.

Puerto Rico faces uncertain future as debt saga unfolds
Supplementing the Petition is a "Statement of Oversight Board In Connection with PROMESA Title III Petition" (the "Statement"). The governor did note, however, that negotiations for a consensual restructuring agreement wouldn't come to a halt.

Cardinals place Piscotty on DL with hamstring injury
Broxton led the way with four hits and pair of RBIs while Travis Shaw (two RBIs) and Hernan Perez added three hits apiece. Brewers: RHP Jimmy Nelson (1-2, 5.34 ERA) is slated to start the opener of a three-game series at Pittsburgh on Friday.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe races to top of the sales charts
Like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe , I'm here to remind you of all the good things we got out of the Wii U, starting with one major change. Furthermore, the rumors also suggest that the Mario + Rabbids will release in August or September 2017 on Nintendo Switch.

Other news