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Overwatch is getting a new currency exclusively for esports skins

Overwatch is getting a new currency exclusively for esports skins

League skins will be available for all Overwatch heroes, and will be purchasable with Overwatch League tokens, a separate in-game currency that Nanzer said will enable Blizzard to ensure that League-based revenues are properly distributed between the teams. The uniforms are created to give the game's professional esports teams a regional, jersey-style look, though they also allow fans to show off their love and support of a particular team in-game.

Overwatch League franchises will get a cut of the proceeds from a new slate of virtual team jerseys that will go on sale early next year, OWL Commissioner Nate Nanzer said. All 26 characters in the game so far (including newly introduced healer, Moira) will be able to equip these new cosmetics. With the addition of unique team-colored ability particles, the Overwatch League team introduced similar home-and-away jerseys for each team.

Anybody accessing Overwatch on any platform in the first month after the skins get released will receive enough tokens to purchase their "very first Overwatch League skin", says Nanzer. Nanzer said that Blizzard chose to implement this system "to ensure that the correct amounts from your League-related purchases go towards the teams".

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Even with the prospect of more skins to collect, Nanzer was mum on additional details about the transaction. The cost of the Overwatch League uniform skins is unknown at the moment, as is the percentage of sales that goes directly to Overwatch League teams.

He also states that purchasing these skins will "provide monetary support for the teams".


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