Ever since the Chinese New Years event, possibly even the winter holiday, it was pretty obvious you have to buy boxes to get anything.
For instance I earned probably 25 boxes by playing during the summer games, and got 1-2 skins, neither of which I wanted. I already talked about the coin nerf so I won’t do it again but for this Halloween event I got 2 new skin. TWO. I never play Zarya but I got her new Halloween skin and Torb’s skin. I really didn’t want either but they are ok. I also got Hanzo’s last years Halloween skin, and some non-event skins, but mostly voice lines, sprays, and player icons. Lots and lots of sprays, sometimes even duplicate sprays! Ravenshield commented that he was getting a lot of duplicates, but I thought he was exaggerating. Because they fixed duplicates, right?
I also couldn’t get anywhere near 3,000 coins to buy a skin of my choice. I spent 3k on Mercy’s skin at the summer event, which was the last one, but barely earned 1k since then.
I hit roughly around 2200 the last day of the event, not enough to get any skin. I really wanted the Symmetra skin, Ana’s, possibly McCree’s too. Nope, I got NONE of those. I bought 10 boxes and still got no Halloween skins, but barely got enough coins to purchase a single one, Symmetra’s.
Same problem with the summer games, bought Mercy’s new skin but then had no more money. They really need to reduce the cost of skins, but, I bet they won’t because as I said, YOU HAVE TO BUY BOXES TO GET WHAT YOU WANT. That is clear.