One of the best parts of the Overwatch League so far has been the tie-in Twitch bonuses. It’s pretty dang neat to watch a match and then realize you’ve earned enough points on your Overwatch account that you can buy a sweet Spitfire D.Va skin. With the Grand Finals approaching, Blizzard has announced some extra bonuses for those who watch the matches live on Twitch.
First of all, there will be a 2x drop rate on tokens. The random 100 token drops will continue to work as normal — you’ll get 100, not 200 — but the standard trickle of tokens that happen throughout a match will be doubled.
In addition, there are four exclusive sprays that can only be earned by watching the finals.
Match’s On! with Hanzo, Zarya, Sombra, and McCree
Watchparty: Gibraltar with Moira, Tracer, Winston, and Mei
#1 Fan with D.Va
Living Room with Brigitte, Reinhardt, Torbjörn, and Bastion
Match’s On! and Watchparty: Gibraltar can be earned on Friday, and #1 Fan and Living Room can be unlocked on Saturday. Here’s Blizzard’s explanation of how it works.
Watch 1.5 total hours on Friday, July 27 to unlock Match’s On!
Watch 3 total hours on Friday, July 27 to unlock Watchparty: Gibraltar
Watch 1.5 total hours on Saturday, July 28 to unlock #1 Fan
Watch 3 total hours on Saturday, July 28 to unlock Living Room
You don’t need to watch on Friday to earn sprays on Saturday, or vice versa, but each day’s sprays are only available on that day.
Linking sprays and streams is a really novel idea, and we last saw it employed during the successful Pink Mercy charity campaign. This week’s semifinal matches will determine the two teams who will go to the finals in New York City.