Overwatch and Hearthstone to Reduce Duplicate Loot Items

In separate videos, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan, and Hearthstone game director Ben Brode have revealed changes that both development teams are making to improve their respective in-game loot reward systems.

“We are going to make significant improvements to the loot box experience,” Kaplan explains, stating that the team is going to “drastically reduce the rate of duplicates that you’ll get out of any loot box.”

The game director also addresses the potential issue this could cause: duplicates are a major source of in-game currency, used to buy specific loot items. To compensate for this, Overwatch players will earn an increased amount of credits out of loot boxes, which Kaplan has promised will mean that “…credits will be the same if not more without duplicates.”

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Source: IGN