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Blizzard offers Overwatch 2 players a holiday treat in the form of a Gingerbread Bastion skin. It’s exactly what it sounds like: the hero’s robot shooter made entirely of gingerbread and candy canes. His bird companion is even made of gingerbread and the whole costume is super cute. The candy cane weapon skin and talisman are now available as a cheap one-coin Overwatch bundle, but what was probably intended as a gesture of holiday goodwill comes with a notable annoying flaw: now my Overwatch coin balance is no longer nicely round number.
If you, like many others, are one of those people who have to turn up or down the volume on your TV so that the level number ends in five or zero, you probably know what this means. Now, no matter how many coins you earn by completing weekly challenges or paying for them outright, you’ll never have a fixed number again, as all the amounts of coins you can get Overwatch 2 already ends in zero. So if you buy the Gingerbread Bastion skin, there will always be an annoying nine at the end of your currency. Unless Blizzard releases something with a price that ends in nine.
Just kidding, but the discrepancy actually has a noticeable effect on the use of Overwatch 2 shop. All the cosmetics you can buy in the in-game store cost round numbers, and there’s no way you can buy Overwatch Coins for less than 500 coins ($4.99). So, for example, say you wanted to buy a skin that cost 1000 Overwatch coins, but you just bought the Bastion skin for one coin, bringing your balance to 999 coins. You’ll be one coin away from buying the skin you want, but the only recourse you’ll have to close the gap immediately is to pay at least $4.99. The next fastest way would be to complete four weekly challenges, which will give you 30 coins, but of course it takes longer.
After all, because grind the systems Overwatch 2 the store is on site for acquiring currency, a skin costing one coin has a handful of weird drawbacks, whether it’s from putting your coin balance in a weird place in its economy or having to deal with a non-round number in your wallet staring at you every time you open the store. But as a holiday gift, it’s the thought that counts, I guess?
Outside of Bastion’s experienced skins, Overwatch 2 is currently hosting its annual Winter Wonderland eventwhich features a new mode that harkens back to when May could freeze everyone in place.
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