Although Overwatch 2’s wait occasions have seemingly improved after upkeep on the sport’s servers final night time, you continue to would possibly wish to wait a bit if you happen to’re in search of a wholly bug-free expertise—particularly if you happen to don’t like bugs that could be spending premium forex on hero skins with out your consent whereas utilizing the in-game chat.
Although it’s not clear how widespread the difficulty is, it appears to have been hitting customers since launch, if not earlier. The underlying situation seems to be that, whereas utilizing the chat in a menu, the sport keystrokes are nonetheless registered by the opposite menu choices, that means you possibly can navigate your method to the shop and find yourself shopping for a pores and skin when you’re textual content chatting with mates. Posts about this on the sport’s Bug Report discussion board return to Might, calling consideration to it throughout the beta. Different posts have gone up for the reason that recreation’s official launch, and a rising put up on Reddit is seeing others chime in with tales of their accounts additionally inadvertently shopping for premium hero skins.
Approaching 1,000 upvotes on Reddit, consumer Dracyoshi’s put up lays out the difficulty instantly. “I used to be chatting with some mates whereas shopping the hero gallery when the sport unexpectedly started unlocking Junker Queen’s Plutonium pores and skin,” they stated. They go on to take a position that textual content typed into the chat is “often misinterpreted by the sport [as] an enter for navigating the menu.”
Although they adopted up with Blizzard help on the difficulty, there’s no indication that refunds or adjustments are on the way in which. Dracyoshi informed Kotaku that, since posting, Blizzard nonetheless hasn’t resolved the difficulty and maintains that it received’t situation refunds for purchases made with in-game forex so far as this case is worried.
Scrolling via the thread on Dracyoshi’s put up reveals different gamers echoing the identical situation. “My buddy was a sufferer of this bug,” reads one remark, “unintentionally bought Kirkos legendary for 1900 credit whereas making an attempt to speak.” “Oh my god this occurred to me twice,” reads one other, “I believed I used to be going loopy.”
For now, it looks as if finest follow is to observe Dracyoshi’s recommendation and never “use the in-game chat whereas within the hero gallery till it’s mounted.”
Kotaku has reached out to Blizzard for remark.