The Overwatch seasons last two months and for every season there is a battle pass that includes various rewards, such as character skins, weapons, etc. The battle is an important asset of every online shooter game since it helps players to upgrade their game and characteristics.
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There are two tiers of the battle pass, one that is free, and one which is premium. The free tier includes the following items: Kiriko (available at tier 55), 2 Legendary skins, 2 weapon charms, 2 souvenirs, 1 Highlight intro and 15 additional items such as sprays, emotes etc.
How long does it take to get to level 55?
When asked how long does it take to unlock all the heroes, commercial lead Jon Spector said:
“The reason why we put Kiriko at tier 55 instead of 80 on the free track, is that we really want our players to unlock all the characters, we are not trying to put them far out of reach or make it really hard for the typical players out there.”Jon Spector
If you are a more hard-core player, and your goal is to unlock Kiriko as fast as possible you are able to reach that milestone in the first few weeks. If you are a casual player, you would be able to reach Kiriko a little bit later, but well before the season ends.
The True Price of the Premium Battle Pass
The second one, the premium battle pass is richer with loot, with immediate access to Kiriko, and other heroes, a battle pass boost of 15%, a mythic skin, 5 legendary skins, 2 epic skins, 3 play of the game intros, 4 weapon charms, 3 emotes and souvenirs, 6 poses and name cards, 8 player icons, 11 voice lines and 12 sprays.
It costs 1000 Overwatch coins which is the in-game premium currency. You can either earn that currency with in-game challenges or you can buy it with real-life money. Note that the challenges are limited and you can earn up to 540 coins per season if you complete all the challenges.
So, you would need to complete all challenges for two seasons to earn a battle pass. 500 coins are worth $5, and 1000 coins are worth $10. If you do the math, you would come to the conclusion that you would need to spend money to get the premium battle pass.
If you play regularly, and complete challenges earning those 540 coins per season, it means that you would have to pay 30$ per year to unlock all premium battle passes from all the seasons.
If you buy the premium battle passes you would spend $60 a year, which is not much but for the average player who is playing a free-to-play game, it’s not really bad because the game doesn’t lock all the heroes so it is possible to earn all the heroes through the free battle pass tier, although you would have to put a lot of time in the game.
Evil West Starter Guide – Everything You Should Know Early On
Welcome to the bloodthirsty Old West!
After cinematic and gameplay trailers that impressed the players, Flying Wild Hog’s Evil West released on November 22, 2022. Set in the gripping jaw of the Old West, players must fight, alone or in co-op, hordes of bloodthirsty vampiric monstrosities and kill them in gruesome ways! If you’re among those who can’t wait to put your hands in the game, here’s a starter guide to get you started!
Everything You Should Know Early On – Evil West Starter Guide
The game starts with simple tools for you to play with, but soon the game starts boasting its cool mechanics.
Ranged combat is going to help you kill a lot of monstrosities. It plays like any other shooter, but a good tip to keep in mind is the yellow circles that appear on enemies: you’ll want to shoot it.
Hitting this weak point will interrupt the enemy’s attack and deal critical hit damage, so show no mercy!
The Gauntlet is your trusted friend, and the same rule applies here: punch the enemy to prevent them from attacking if you see a yellow circle.
As simple as it may sound, this mechanic will help you later on, so acquire this habit while you’re still in the early stages.
TNT barrels can also be used in your favour. You can not only explode it with your bullets, but you can also launch enemies into things with your punches.
Speaking of launching enemies into the air, this can open more attack possibilities if you combine the launch move if others (shooting, for example).
Don’t worry about consuming ammo since this resource is unlimited. However, guns (and other abilities) will go into cooldown, so pay attention to that.
Another important tool you have is the zapper. You can use it to block (and stun enemies with a good parry), pull enemies to you (also stunning them), or you can use it to warp-strike two enemies at once.
Your battery icon will determine if you can use certain abilities like the Quake Punch. You can also save until you can activate the special attack which is destructive, to say the least.
Fools with shields might scare you at first, but don’t them! You can destroy their shields the old-fashioned way or lure the beasts into environmental traps like the aforementioned TNT barrels, which will also deal significant damage to the monstrosity.
While fighting the vampires, you’ll inevitably lose health (happens to the best of us!). You have the ability to regenerate health when things get hairy, but finisher attacks also bestow health upon you!
So, whenever a foe turns yellow, you can brutally end them with one of those finishers.
Evil West is quite linear, but there are puzzles and small side quests you can pursue to earn gold or alternative skins for your character and arsenal.
The latter is undeniably cool, but the former is essential for upgrades, which are costly. You’ll find blueprints as you play the game, but you need gold to put those to use. And applying Lightning to your weapons is one of the best upgrades you can make!
You also have a skill tree, which you can unlock depending on your favoured playstyle. And if you feel like your choices weren’t great, you can reset the skill tree.
And that’s it for this guide! Keeping those tips and strategies in mind will help you through a good portion of the early game.
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