Steam adds one of the most popular game of last year completely free – but fans are furious

STEAM has added a huge free game to its library, but players are furious.

Not because the game was added to Steam, but because it’s believed to be in decline since release.

Expensive microtransactions have turned Overwatch 2 players away.


Expensive microtransactions have turned Overwatch 2 players away.Photo credit: Blizzard

Overwatch 2 was widely criticized for aggressive microtransactions and high item and character prices.

Until now, however, players have not had a rating system to express their displeasure outside of the Metacritic review collection site.

Although it has a critical rating of 79, fans were far less pleased, at a 1.4 out of 10.

Most of the complaints concern the in-game purchases and describe the game as “stressful”.

Due to the high item prices and low coin yield when playing games, people feel that they have to spend money in the game.

Others have complained about purchased items being removed or not having enough time to earn desired skins.

Overwatch 2 has only been live on Steam for a day and already has 42,000 reviews, most of which are negative.

It currently sits at a 2/10 with a rating of “Mostly Negative”.

One of the top comments is “If you’re willing to spend $20 on a single character skin, you can spend $25 on Risk of Rain 2.”

Another wrote: “Overwatch 2 has no respect for you.”

“It’s an attempt to break into your own wallet while posing as the game it used to be.”

The general consensus seems to be summed up in this comment, which reads, “They released Overwatch 2 as a free-to-play business model that relied more heavily on microtransactions, overpriced skins, and predatory behavior.”

“To make matters worse, they discontinued the first game, making it unplayable for buyers, which meant the player base had to switch to this free-to-play business model in order to continue playing the game. “

Overwatch players were also promised a campaign mode that would come with the second game, making up for the loss of the original.

However, this never happened and players took offense at the addition of a short campaign at an additional cost.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.

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