You have probably heard about Blizzard releasing Summer Games Loot Boxes for Overwatch. There is also a new game mode, designed and themed around the 2016 Rio Olympics. If you liked the idea, you’ll be happy to learn that Blizzard has plans for more such special events. The fans do seem to like it.
In a post over on the Overwatch forums, the game’s director Jeff Kaplan said that the Summer Games Loot Boxes isn’t just for the Olympics alone. “Our Summer Games are on a yearly schedule — not a 4 year schedule. Our plan would be to have the items available again when the event recurs. Perhaps we add new content to it as well? We’re not sure yet… we’re seeing what works and what doesn’t.”
There are many gamers who don’t like the Loot Boxes though, due to RNG, it means that they could purchase many Loot Boxes while not necessarily getting the item they want. This was also addressed by Kaplan in the same forum post where he stated that players have the option of earning the Loot Boxes instead of just paying for them, and that because this is the first time they’re introducing an event like this, there will be things that work and things that don’t. They should find a nice balance as time goes on.