The Gingerbread Bastion skin is available in the Overwatch 2 store for one coin, and your coin balance will remind you of it until the end of days.

The Gingerbread Bastion skin is available in the Overwatch 2 store for one coin, and your coin balance will remind you of it until the end of days.
Screenshot: Blizzard Entertainment/Kotaku

Blizzard offers Overwatch 2 a holiday gift to players in the form of a Gingerbread Bastion skin. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a hero shooter robot made entirely of gingerbread and candy canes. His bird companion is even made of gingerbread and the whole performance is very sweet. The leather and candy cane gun charms are now available as a cheap Overwatch-Coin bundle, but what was most likely intended as a holiday goodwill gesture comes with a notable annoying drawback: now my Overwatch coin balance is no longer valuable. nice round number.

If you, like many others, have to turn the volume up or down on your TV, whether the level number ends in five or zero, you probably know what that means. Now, no matter how much money you earn by completing weekly tasks or directly paying for them, you will never again have a flat number like all the coin amounts you can get. Overwatch 2 already ends with a zero. So if you buy the Gingerbread Bastion skin, your currency will always end up with a pesky nine. Unless Blizzard releases something with a value ending in nine.

In a screenshot from the Overwatch 2 store, Bastion is wearing his Gingerbread costume.

Bastion and his ginger bird are cute, but at what cost?
Screenshot: Blizzard Entertainment/Kotaku

I’m kidding, but inconsistency actually has a noticeable impact on your usage Overwatch 2 shop. All the cosmetics you can buy in the in-game store cost a round number, and there’s no way to buy Overwatch Coins for less than 500 coins ($4.99). So, for example, say you want to buy a skin worth 1000 Overwatch Coins, but you bought the Bastion skin for one coin, bringing your balance to 999 Coins. You’d be a penny away from buying the skin you want, but the only way to close the difference immediately would be to pay at least $4.99. The next fastest way would be to complete the four week quest which will give you 30 coins, but of course it takes more time.

Finally, because of him grindy systems Overwatch 2 the store is on site A skin that costs one coin to acquire currency has a few odd drawbacks, whether it’s putting your coin balance in a weird spot in its economy or staring at you with a non-rounded number in your wallet. every time you open the store. But as a holiday gift, I guess it’s thoughtful?

Outside of the seasoned Bastion skins, Overwatch 2 is currently holding its annual event Winter Wonderland eventIncludes a new mode that goes back to when Mei can freeze everyone in place.

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