Chinese Government Causes Blizzard to Reveal Overwatch Loot Box Drop Rates

Blizzard Complies with the Chinese Government’s Legislation regarding Online Loot Box Based Games, Revealing Overwatch Loot Box Drop Rates

The Chinese Government’s legislation on online games containing loot boxes rules that gamers who purchase these titles know exactly what they’ll be getting. In turn, publishers must comply with the laws and reveal the drop rates for said loot boxes. Blizzard has been the first to comply with the Chinese laws, turning over the Overwatch loot box drop rates. You can see the probabilities revealed for the loot boxes below:

Overwatch Loot Box Drop Rates

For every loot box awarded to players, they will obtain at least one blue (rare) item. The average drop rate for purple (epic) items is one for every 5.5 loot boxes. The average drop rate for orange (legendary) items is one for every 13.5 loot boxes. The post can be viewed in its entirety here but, if you can’t read Chinese, you’ll have to run it through a translator.

Keep in mind that loot box drop rates could differ from region to region, so these rates might not be entirely true for other copies of the game in those areas, but if you find yourself obtaining items around these metrics, it’s pretty safe to assume that they keep all drop rates relatively similar.

What are your thoughts about the loot box drop rates? Are you finding these items at an average of the same rate? Do you think the probabilities are fair for players such as yourself? Let us know in the comments below!