Third time’s a charm
Blizzard’s third crack at Overwatch’s progression system sees levelling up rewarded with a loot crate containing four purely cosmetic items of various rarities. In addition to expected fare such as character skins and emotes, you’ll also chance upon new VO snippets, poses for the end-of-match victory screen, and custom animations for when your work is featured in the Play Of The Game video clip. Emblems, meanwhile, can be spray-painted onto level furniture. Any RNG-inspired frustration will be mitigated by an unlock system that lets you trade in duplicates towards the item your heart desires. It’s smart, non-invasive stuff, and it’s hard to see it not sticking this time.