The closed beta for Blizzard's upcoming team-based shooter Overwatch is currently back on! That is for those of you lucky enough to have access. And, it comes packed with a few new maps and an overhauled progression system. Instead of individual progression and unlocks on a character basis, players simply have a single overall rank. And when they reach a new level they're rewarded a special Loot Box. What's in the box?
Well, opening a Loot Box rewards the player with an assortment of various cosmetic-style loot, from Player Icons, Character Skins, Emotes, Voice Lines, Victory Poses, and more.
Player Icons – Customize your player profile with an icon reflecting your favorite character, ability, Blizzard game, and more.
Skins – Dress for success with new looks for all 21 heroes, including rare color variations and legendary skins such as Safari Winston or Punk Tracer.
Emotes – Taunt your enemies and cheer on your allies with a series of new in-game emotes.
Sprays – Make your mark on the battlefield with graffiti-like sprays based on heroes, maps, logos, and more.
Voice Lines – Chat up your fellow players variety of new voice lines available through the communications wheel.
Victory Poses – Strike a pose and tailor how your hero appears in your team’s photo finish.Highlight Intros – Add a little flair to your Plays of the Game with special animated introductions for each hero.
And with the huge line-up of characters in the game, in addition to the sheer number of available types of loot, this means that there's no real level cap. Players will simply keep earning ranks, and Loot Boxes. All of the unlocks are cosmetic in nature and can also be purchased using in-game currency. Of course as the game is still in beta the system will probably get a few more tweaks before final release.