Overwatch New Drop Rates Revealed For Standard Loot Boxes


Overwatch New Drop Rates Revealed For Standard Loot Boxes

Following the introduction of hero updates, Overwatch finally revealed the official drop rates for all standard loot boxes in the in-game client. This includes skins, sprays, voice lines, victory poses, emotes, and other cosmetic items. Players can now expedite the completion of their in-game collection.

Drop rates are the overall chances for an item to fall under the following categories: Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. These chances are calculated based on the player’s apparent statistics.

Overwatch players can check the exact drop rates of standard loot box items in the home screen menu when they logged in. The page contains all details regarding the completion of the game’s available cosmetic collections. This game setup has been a requirement in the Chinese version of the game since 2017, but it didn’t come to the American version until this year.

According to the new setup, each loot box contains either four items or three items with credits. Each box includes at least one item of rare or higher quality. Here is the current breakdown of drop rates for each item category:

  • Common Items – 99% drop rate
  • Rare Items – 94% drop rate
  • Epic Items – 18.5% drop rate
  • Legendary Items – 7.5% drop rate

Common Items offer sprays and voice lines, but they don’t have credits. Rare Items have player icons, skins, victory poses, and 25 credits. Epic Items offer skins, emotes, highlight intros, and 150 credits. Legendary Items, with a mere 7.5% drop rate, offer special skins, emotes, and 500 credits. If a Loot Box contains a duplicate cosmetic that the player already owns, the game will instead offer credits to the player.

Take note that these drop rates only apply for standard loot boxes, not seasonal loot boxes such as the upcoming Winter Wonderland, Archive, and other Anniversary events. In addition, items obtained through loot boxes are merely cosmetic items. They don’t offer an additional advantage while playing the game.

Current Price List For Overwatch’s Loot Boxes

  • $1.99 for 2 Loot Boxes
  • $4.99 for 5 Loot Boxes
  • $9.99 for 11 Loot Boxes
  • $19.99 for 24 Loot Boxes
  • $39.99 for 50 Loot Boxes