If you don’t relish the idea of spending money on purchasing loot boxes in Overwatch, you’ll be pleased to learn that Blizzard has announced that to celebrate the holidays, they will be giving gamers five free loot boxes each as long as they log into the game from now until the 1st of January, 2018.

However these aren’t your regular loot boxes because according to Blizzard, these are the winter loot boxes which are part of the game’s Winter Wonderland event. What this means is that there is now a chance for you to unlock the holiday-specific skins for your characters, so if you haven’t managed to collect them all yet then now is a good time to do so.

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That being said, loot boxes have been under the spotlight in recent times and not necessarily in a good way. Games like EA’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 are being investigated by the authorities over allegations that the concept of loot boxes might be considered gambling, in which some authorities in Europe claim it to be.

Of course there are also others who argue that it isn’t and Blizzard themselves are no exception. Gamers have been complaining about the RNG nature of Overwatch’s loot boxes, although to Blizzard’s credit they have acknowledged it and did say that they are looking into it.

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