Overwatch 2 Players are plagued by a bug that sees them inadvertently purchase premium skins with their legacies when using the in-game chat menu. It’s no secret that Overwatch 2′Its launch hasn’t gone smoothly, with a DDOS attack preventing many from playing and resulting in long wait times, but this bug is very difficult once players get past all that.
Overwatch 2 currently has two currencies: legacy credits and coins. The first is exactly what they sound like, being a high quality coin left over from Overwatch 1, and coins are the new main system. All reports so far seem to point to this happening with legacy credits and not coins, but either way, players should be on the lookout for this bug in the game.
As first reported by Kotaku, there are many complaints about this bug online, with the following Reddit thread being a prime example, but the bug itself dates back to Overwatch 2 beta. What’s happening, it seems, is that using the in-game chat menu doesn’t prevent input elsewhere. In other words, what players do in chat happens in game, and so this resulted in players accidentally buying skins from the in-game Shop when in the Hero Gallery.
Reddit poster Dracyoshi reveals that they automatically bought a skin for 300 legacy credits due to this bug, while others have recorded larger losses of up to 1900 credits. To make matters worse, Dracyoshi contacted Blizzard support who would not refund the purchase. Because of this bug, it’s possible that Blizzard can’t distinguish between bug purchases and intentional purchases, but it’s still not a good look for the company. Overwatch 2 has made many changes, such as switching to a free-to-play model and opting for a Battle Pass structure, and it seems that these changes may, for many players, have been more trouble than they’re worth.
This bug aside, after all, Overwatch 2 it’s being bombarded for its long queues, general server issues, lack of new content in the sequel, its in-game prices, and more. It looks like a lot of the pre-release woes are coming to fruition, and on top of that, a lot of new problems are complicating the experience. Let’s hope Blizzard can fix it soon and make it work Overwatch 2 where it should be. The first game is beloved by many FPS fans, but with all of the above combined with a litany of bugs, the sequel seems to leave a sour taste in many mouths.
Overwatch 2 is now available for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
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