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.
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