The monetization system of Overwatch 2 continues to be the subject of debate and, in most cases, of criticism. After several months of playing the game, users of Blizzard Entertainment’s free-to-play game couldn’t help but notice that it’s easier to get Coins with Microsoft Rewards than by playing the game.
In contrast to Overwatch, a premium game that offered loot boxes galore, Overwatch 2, which adheres to the free-to-play model, is much more reluctant to give out extra content to their players. The most beautiful and coveted cosmetic items can only be purchased in the shop for Coins, a currency that the game offers with the dropper. The fastest way to go, although not mandatory, is almost always the one that involves buying Coins with real money.
Overwatch 2 players have noticed that Coins can be accumulated faster by taking advantage of Microsoft Rewards, a program that allows you to get Points by searching with Bing (from PC, mobile devices and Xbox), completing activities proposed by Microsoft and completing Missions with Xbox Game Pass. For the uninitiated, the points in question can be exchanged for vouchers and advantages of all sorts, from Gift Cards for Amazon, Decathlon and Zalando to digital codes for Roblox and Xbox Game Pass, up to the aforementioned Overwatch 2 Coins In the Microsoft Rewards points store you can exchange 1,800 points for 200 Overwatch Coins.
“In just two weeks, I earned over 1,400 Overwatch 2 Coins with Microsoft Rewards. Playing Overwatch 2 for four months guaranteed me 240 Coins,” reads the title of a Reddit thread, to which a screenshot is also attached as proof . There are many players who have noticed the same thing and have already taken advantage of it in recent months, while many others have discovered it for the first time. “In just three weeks, I’ve racked up enough points for next season’s pass, all by investing five minutes a day,” another player wrote. “This is absurd, you earn more points by searching Bing than by playing the game.”
Did you know? Going back to the game itself, we point out that the Battle for Olympus event in Overwatch 2 begins on January 5, which will allow you to unlock different skins.