We are loving Overwatch and we’re especially loving the Overwatch loot boxes. These boxes contain a ton of unlockables including skins, sprays, emblems and emotes. In order for you to really bedazzle your character and career profile, you will need to make use of these Overwatch loot boxes to unlock these items.

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The higher the Overwatch loot box quality, the higher the chance to get a better drop in items. Loot boxes range from Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary boxes. Each box quality has a certain colour to it to tell them apart. When you receive a duplicate item you will be rewarded with credits instead of another item of the same kind. These credits can be used to purchase cosmetic and decorative.

Level Up

Levelling up in Overwatch is a guaranteed chance to earn a loot box. Every time your career rank goes up by one, you will earn a loot box. This can be done in many ways. You can play matches versus A.I, or hit quick play for a match against online opponents. The better you play in these matches; the more XP you will earn. Winning matches will also grant you bonus XP.

Overwatch Loot Box

We also noticed that there is a thing called a “group buff” which will grant you more XP when playing in a team with friends. We were playing with one friend and it granted us 20% extra XP when the match was completed.

Here are other ways to level up faster and a breakdown on how the XP is calculated in a match:

  • XP is gained for every second you are in a match
  • Bonus XP is earned based on the highest medal earned in a match
    • Gold = 150 XP
    • Silver = 100XP
    • Bronze = 50XP
  • XP is earned for participating in a match, regardless of the outcome.
  • Bonus XP is earned for winning a match. This XP is a high amount which is always better, so make sure you win them.

Levelling up is the best way to earn Overwatch loot boxes. Make sure you participate in match to your fullest abilities to maximize your XP drop at the end of the match. Making use of the Medals in-game will also make sure you earn massive XP drops at the end of a match.

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Buy Overwatch Loot Boxes

You can purchase Overwatch loot boxes in the store on the platform you are playing on.  The prices for these are as follows:


  • 2 Loot Boxes – $1.99
  • 5 Loot Boxes – $4.99
  • 11 Loot Boxes – $9.99
  • 24 Loot Boxes – $19.99
  • 50 Loot Boxes – $39.99


  • 2 Loot Boxes – R39.00
  • 5 Loot Boxes – R87.00
  • 11 Loot Boxes – R175.00
  • 24 Loot Boxes – R349.00
  • 50 Loot Boxes – R679.00

Xbox One

  • 2 Loot Boxes – R43.00
  • 5 Loot Boxes – R85.50
  • 11 Loot Boxes – R172.00
  • 24 Loot Boxes – R349.00
  • 50 Loot Boxes – R689.00

We are not sure if Blizzard will implement another way to earn these boxes in the future like daily challenges or something similar. We will have to wait and see what the plans are for the Overwatch loot boxes as the game gets older. Overwatch is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. 

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