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Is the $40 pack of 50 Overwatch Loot Boxes worth it?

$40 goes a long way these days, but unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like the case when it comes to Overwatch’s Loot Boxes.

$40 goes a long way these days, but unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like the case when it comes to Overwatch’s Loot Boxes.


Do you love playing Overwatch, but you’re really disappointed in how long things take to unlock? I’ve level 35 or so and as of yet, I have barely even begun to scratch the surface of unlockables. I’ve got like maybe one or two epic or legendary skins, but for the most part all of my loot boxes have contained voice lines and sprays.

In an attempt to justify spending another $40 on Overwatch, I decided I’d purchase a 50 loot box pack off PSN and go through it all because I wanted some good shit for the purposes of an article.

For your reading pleasure, I present to you the contents of my 50 loot boxes. Good bye, $40.

Loot box 1:

2 grey sprays
1 grey voice line
1 blue player icon (Zarya)

Loot box 2:
2 grey voice lines
1 grey spray
1 blue skin (Reinhardt)

Loot box 3:
2 grey voice lines
1 grey skin (Soldier 76)
150 currency

Loot box 4:
1 purple emote (Mercy)
1 grey spray
1 grey voice line
500 currency

Loot box 5:
50 currency
2 grey sprays
1 blue player icon (McCree)

Loot box 6:
2 grey voice lines
1 grey spray
1 blue player icon (Lucio)

Loot box 7:
3 grey sprays
1 blue player icon (Genji)

Loot box 8:
2 grey voice lines
1 grey spray
1 blue player icon (McCree)

Loot box 9:

1 blue player icon (Widowmaker)
2 grey sprays
1 purple highlight intro (Reaper)

Loot box 10:
50 currency
1 blue skin (Solider 76)
1 grey spray
1 grey voice line

Loot box 11:
3 grey sprays
1 blue victory pose (D.Va)

Loot box 12:
1 blue player icon (Lord of Terror)
2 grey sprays
1 grey voice line

Loot box 13:
1 blue player icon (Demolition)
2 grey sprays
1 grey voice line

Loot box 14:
150 currency
2 blue player icons (Reinhardt, Genji)
1 grey voice line

Loot box 15:
1 purple highlight intro (Bastion)
1 grey voice line
1 grey spray
1 blue player icon (Pharah)

Loot box 16:
3 grey sprays
1 blue skin (Junkrat)

Loot box 17:
2 blue player icons (Garrosh, Happy Squid)
1 purple skin (Mercy)
1 victory pose (Mercy)

Loot box 18:
2 grey sprays
1 blue victory pose (Winston)
50 currency

Loot box 19:
1 blue skin (Zenyatta)
1 grey voice line
2 grey sprays

Loot box 20:
1 purple emote (Bastion)
1 grey spray
1 orange skin (D.Va)
1 grey voice spray

Loot box 21:
3 grey sprays
1 blue player icon (Genji)

Loot box 22:
1 blue skin (Reinhardt)
2 grey sprays
150 currency

Loot box 23:
50 currency
1 grey spray
2 blue player icons (Sakura, Zarya)

Loot box 24:
1 blue victory pose (Winston)
1 grey spray
2 grey voice lines

Loot box 25:
2 grey sprays
1 grey voice line
1 orange skin (McCree)

Loot box 26:
1 blue skin (Soldier 76)
2 grey sprays
1 grey voice line

Loot box 27:
1 blue player icon (Vivi)
50 currency
1 grey spray
1 grey voice line

Loot box 28:
2 blue skins (D.Va, Hanzo)
1 grey voice line
1 grey spray

Loot box 29:
1 blue skin (Winston)
1 purple highlight intro (Reinhardt)
150 currency
1 grey spray

Loot box 30:
50 currency
1 blue player icon (Bastion)
2 grey voice lines

Loot box 31:
1 blue victory pose (Widowmaker)
1 purple emote (Roadhog)
2 grey voice lines

Loot box 32:
1 blue skin (Hanzo)
1 purple skin (Mercy)
1 purple highlight intro (Hanzo)
1 grey voice line

Loot box 33:
1 blue victory pose (Widowmaker)
2 grey sprays
1 purple highlight intro (Roadhog)

Loot box 34:
2 blue player icons (D.Va, From Beyond the Moon)
1 grey voice line
1 grey spray

Loot box 35:
1 purple highlight intro (Zenyatta)
3 grey sprays

Loot box 36:
1 blue player icon (Bastion)
3 grey sprays

Loot box 37:
50 currency
1 orange skin (Lucio)
1 blue skin (Pharah)
1 grey voice line

Loot box 38:
150 currency
1 blue player icon (Genji)
1 grey spray
1 grey voice line

Loot box 39:
1 blue skin (Mai)
2 grey sprays
1 grey voice line

Loot box 40:
1 blue skin (D.Va)
2 grey voice lines
1 grey spray

Loot box 41:
2 grey sprays
2 blue skins (Tracer, Winston)

Loot box 42:
1 blue skin (Bastion)
2 grey sprays
1 grey voice line

Loot box 43:
1 blue player icon (Zenyatta)
1 grey spray
1 grey voice line
1 purple emote (Zenyatta)

Loot box 44:
1 victory pose (Junkrat)
2 grey sprays
1 grey voice line

Loot box 45:
1 blue victory pose (Lucio)
2 grey sprays
50 currency

Loot box 46:
1 blue player icon (McCree)
1 grey voice line
2 grey sprays

Loot box 47:
1 blue player icon (Svyatogor)
1 purple emote (Bastion)
1 grey spray
1 grey voice line

Loot box 48:
1 blue victory pose (Mai)
1 blue player icon (Genji)
1 grey spray
1 grey voice line

Loot box 49:
1 blue player icon (Hanzo)
3 grey sprays

Loot box 50:
1 blue player icon (Symmetra)
2 grey sprays
50 currency

So there you go. 50 loot boxes and their content. Was it worth the money? That depends. I used the currency to buy Imp Mercy and Ifrit Zenyatta which are the two skins I wanted most of all, so I’d say I’m indifferent. I got what I wanted, but I would have rather paid $5 per skin and not gotten all the filler junk like icons and what not.

I’d prefer if Overwatch had a direct price on things instead of having to buy a gaggle of boxes in hopes you get something you want – but the game is super fun so it wasn’t a bad experiment but I think I’ll hold off before doing it again anytime soon.

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