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Despite Outcry, Blizzard Says Overwatch Loot Box Drop Rates Haven't Changed

If you ask Overwatch players, the most recent seasonal event, Year of the Rooster, had some damn good skins and some damn heinous drop rates for those skins. Blizzard, however, insists that they haven’t touched those dials in months. Advertisement I’ve seen a number of threads on the Overwatch forums about what appears to be a reduced rate for skin drops. People are pissed, and when Year of the Rooster first started, I had the same problem: I didn’t unlock a single skin until I’d opened ten more loot boxes, and I only had my first spot of decent luck a couple days ago. Even then, I bought 15 boxes and only got a couple solid skins. However, my Overwatch show co-host Heather Alexandra purchased around the same number near the beginning of the event, and she nearly got buried by an avalanche of legendary gold. Meanwhile, other websites have conducted more scientific analyses, and while some have found that nothing’s changed, others report changes to epics and legendaries, as well as duplicates. Advertisement Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan recently addressed people’s concerns, saying that Blizzard hasn’t tweaked loot box drop rates between events. “The drop rates for Summer Games,…