Overwatch 2: How to Get Legacy Credits?
Almost all content from the original Overwatch was carried over into the sequel, Overwatch, with the exception of the loot boxes. You will need a separate kind of in-game currency to purchase the blue Rare skins for the legacy cast. How do you acquire more Legacy Credits in Overwatch 2? Our team has uncovered several solutions.
You may have noticed that each skin for the game’s original cast costs roughly 75 Legacy Credits. You may also use them to purchase things from the game before this one. This appears inexpensive, which could interest you, but as a new player, you could not yet have any.
The reason for this is that Legacy Credits may only be received by former Overwatch 1 players who still have unused credits from that version of the game. Since the game was being discontinued, most of its assets were transferred to another game with a new economy and monetization strategy designed with the free-to-play model in mind. Blizzard was reluctant to wipe the original game because of all the player progress that had been made.
The credits you earned from Overwatch 1’s loot boxes that you never used will be carried over to Overwatch 2. Though you can still acquire them in Overwatch 2, they have been demoted to a secondary currency and can no longer be used to purchase items of Epic or greater rarity. Rather, the only cosmetics and voice lines available for purchase are Rare (blue) and very old.
Anything else will be unavailable until they rotate into the shop or require Overwatch Coins to purchase immediately. The original Heroes from the game have all been given fresh looks, which is likely why. The blue Rares we see here are essentially just the original game’s versions with their colors switched around. It makes sense to have these be unlocked with Overwatch 1’s cash. Even if you are just starting off, you will not feel like you are missing out on anything.