Among the changes in Overwatch 2 Season 3 is an increase in the free rewards available in the Battle Pass for FPS play, but its implementation is confusing players. Blizzard increased the ability to earn rewards without spending real money in the latest season of Overwatch 2, but their choice of colors makes credit rewards look too much like paid premium currency.
The return of Overwatch 2 Credits, formerly known as “Legacy Credits”, is a welcome way to earn more cosmetic items without spending money in Season 3. Credits, the currency players earn during the original Overwatch and carried over to its sequel, can be used to purchase a variety of items from the Overwatch 2 Store instead of using paid Overwatch Coins which can be purchased with real money.
Overwatch Credits are displayed in Overwatch 2 as a white rounded C-shaped logo with two lines on the right side. In contrast, the Overwatch Coins logo is a golden hexagonal C-shape with the same pair of lines. Both icons are quite similar in shape, so the color is the easiest feature to tell apart.
This led to players expressing their confusion after logging in and seeing a gold coin logo scattered throughout the Overwatch 2 Season 3 Battle Pass, to wonder why it wasn’t adding to their coin total. Overwatch. The logo shown is correctly that of the Overwatch Credits you’ll earn, but their gold color makes them easily mistaken for paid Overwatch Coins.
Several other major live service games offer enough premium currency at the end of their battle pass that pays for the price of the premium track, encouraging players to level up each season to cover the cost of the next pass. So it’s easy to see why players might have assumed they were getting paid coins, especially if the players in question haven’t been checking social media or the Blizzard forums to see that legacy currency is making a comeback.
“I read the post where they advertised the 1,500 free credits and the 500 premium credits, and I assumed both were the new credits,” one user comments in a Season 3 thread, “J I was so naive, I thought you could earn more Overwatch Free Coins.” Another player, who says he never played the original, adds, “I didn’t know there were different rooms and they looked extremely similar.”
Take this as a warning, then, there are definitely plenty of credits in the Season 3 Battle Pass whether you’re looking at the free track or the premium offering, and it’s definitely a step up from the rewards on offer. during the first two seasons. However, you will not get your 1,000 Overwatch Coins back upon upgrading if you choose to purchase the premium pass.
Be sure to check out our Ultimate Overwatch 2 tier list to see the strongest characters in Season 3. We also have a guide to the best Overwatch 2 settings to ensure the best performance from your gaming PC, as well as everything you need. you need to know about all Overwatch 2 maps, including the newest addition, the Antarctic Peninsula.
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