Overwatch: Hero leaks, lockbox probabilities, and Korean political humor

As Asian countries are cracking down on online games with lockbox gambling, gaming companies are complying with transparency. To wit: Blizzard’s Chinese Overwatch website has published lockbox probability parameters. Here’s the paraphrase of the translation:

“Each lootbox will contain 4 items, including cosmetics or game currency for direct unlocking cosmetics. Each lootbox will contain at least one item of excellent or higher quality. An epic quality item will be availabe every 5.5 lootboxes on average. A legendary quality item will be availabe every 13.5 lootboxes on average.”

Since it’s leak week, here’s an Overwatch one for you, unconfirmed:

Click to reveal spoiler/leak
According to SegmentNext, a 4chan user who claims to be a Blizzard artist says that Doomfist will roll out much sooner than anticipated and that the studio is working on two other heroes: Bria (a tiny character who locks off map chunks, now in testing) and Ivon (an older gentleman, defense-based, but not coming soon). Still other gamers are digging into game files for evidence of an event on the way soon.

And finally: Kotaku had a fun piece yesterday on Sim Sang-jung’s run for the presidency of South Korea. She’s just savvy enough to have an Overwatch-themed video out. You don’t even need to speak the language to know she just won that match.

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Arktouros

On the topic of lockboxes, this is all I’ve ever actually wanted out of developers who insist on using the predatory business model. A realistic number of how many boxes it takes to get something. Something like a “Super Sword Skin model: 1:100 boxes average.”

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Jason Revell

This is probably the one and only time in relation to China I can say ” I wish we had that here.” Lockboxes are BS and should be regulated somehow.

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RJB

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Oleg Chebeneev

Came to see new hero reveal. Had to watch some korean nonsense. Thanks, Bree.

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Little Bugbear

That video is great.

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Greaterdivinity

4chan leaks…pls no.

Though I have to wonder if those breakdowns for lockboxes are the same in the West as they are in China. From my super unscientific analysis of my own flawed memory, they seem like they’re pretty similar to what we would get in the West. Probably a bunch of folks that have actual data recorded for a better comparison, I kinda wanna search for it to see how their numbers compare.

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gaysmutwriter

Haven’t 4chan leaks been somewhat-to-pretty accurate in the past?

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Greaterdivinity

Overall? Shit no, /v/ is mainly for folks to shitpost in. The overwhelming majority of the “leaks” posted there are folks trolling for fun. Hell, the last one I saw was a “leak” about the last software focused Nintendo Direct. It seemed like it could be legit, but considering one of the games I was working on was going to be in the actual Direct and was nowhere on the list, it was pretty clearly a fake. IIRC it ended up being some Nintendo folks from reddit (mods or something?) making a believable looking list to troll Nintendo fans (whom can be kinda…uh…really easy to fool with bullshit “leaks”).

Are there legit leaks there from time to time? Abso-freaking-lutely. But it’s not anywhere that I would take remotely serious or treat as reliable in any way, even if every once in a while someone on there happens to post a legit leak.

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gaysmutwriter

I’m mainly referring to 4chan’s Overwatch leaks. They got every event, every new skin, and Orisa correct.

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Sorenthaz

Also WoW leaks.

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