How to Get Coins in Overwatch


Valerie Harper

Writer and Storywriter


Getting Coins in Overwatch isn’t as simple as spending a few more dollars with your credit card. Unlike other games, there’s no option to purchase them directly. Unfortunately, this means you’ll have to spend your money elsewhere.

How to Get Coins in Overwatch

If you’re not sure how to get Coins in Overwatch, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll also talk about earning Overwatch League Tokens, a different currency. Keep on reading to find out about the exact methods for getting money in the game.

Getting Coins in Overwatch

There’s only one primary way to earn Coins in Overwatch, and that is to buy Loot Boxes. These Loot Boxes contain random rewards, such as Icons, Victory Poses, and more. The rarities of these boxes are:

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  • Common (50 Coins)
  • Rare (100 Coins)
  • Epic (150 Coins)
  • Legendary (500 Coins)

The following method relies on obtaining duplicate rewards from Loot Boxes. For example, you may get the same Victory Pose for a character more than once. Should this happen, you’ll gain some Coins as a result instead.

Common duplicates only give a measly five Coins, and Rare ones are worth 15 Coins. Epic duplicates give you 50 Coins, while Legendary copies of the same item are worth 200. It would help if you didn’t rely on getting duplicates unless you spend money and have plenty of the Loot Box rewards already.

Players can spend their hard-earned Coins to buy a variety of products like:

  • Skins for Heroes
    1 107
  • Emotes
    2 18
  • Victory Poses
    3 13
  • Voice Lines
    4 13
  • Sprays
    5 9
  • Highlight Intros
    6 9
  • Weapon Skins
    7 6

Each Hero has their own skin and other cosmetic items. There aren’t any items you can share amongst them.

Earning Overwatch League Tokens

It’s relatively effortless to earn Overwatch League (OWL) Tokens. All you need is a valid copy of Overwatch and watch an hour of Overwatch League matches.

To do so, you’ll have to connect your console’s account to a account. PC players already have one of the latter and thus don’t need to perform further steps. Once the account is linked, all you need to do is watch a live match on YouTube or Twitch.

Your watch time is tracked continuously, making it possible to watch for 40 minutes and resume for another 20 to qualify for the Tokens. Every hour you watch competitive Overwatch League matches will net you five Tokens.

When you earn enough OWL Tokens, you can spend them in the in-game shop on unique skins. These skins are based on the actual competitors, and wearing them symbolizes your support for a particular team.

A basic skin costs 100 Tokens, but OWL All-Stars and Championship skins cost twice as much. Leg skins also sell for 200 Tokens.

That’s a Skin I Want!

With enough saving and playing, anyone can purchase something in the Hero Gallery. If you don’t think the game gives you enough Coins, you can always buy more Loot Boxes for their Coin rewards. In addition, the OWL skins are a fun way to support your favorite team.

What skins have you purchased with hard-earned Coins? Have you spent your OWL Tokens on team skins? Let us know in the comments section below.

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