Credits (or Coins) are the main currency for Overwatch. Players can spend credits to unlock items in the Hero Gallery (which are also included in Loot Boxes at random) and they can receive a smaller amount of credits to compensate whenever a Loot Box contains an item already in their collection. Items unlocked with credits cannot be refunded or sold back to regain credits.
Earning from Loot Box
When opening Loot Boxes, each pile of currency offers different amount of credits depending on the rarity level:
Any duplicate item will be compensated by an amount of credit that is worth based on that item's value:
Duplicate seasonal event items will have the same compensation as normal items.
The price of items in the Hero Gallery is always fixed based on their rarity and quality:
Player Icons cannot be bought, but Player Icons are always deemed as Rare items. Also the compensation for a duplicate Player Icon is 15, the same as other Rare items.
Seasonal event items can be bought while the event is running. The price for newly introduced seasonal items will be thrice the price of normal items of the same rarity, while the returned seasonal items will be at the same price as normal ones:
- For newly introduced items:
- For returned items: