Overwatch – How to Get MORE Legendary SKINS & Loot Boxes! (2020 Guide)


What’s up everybody this is Master Ian Gamer,
and today I’m going to share some tips and advice for how to get more Overwatch Loot
Boxes so you can get as many amazing Legendary skins as possible without having to pay a
penny of real money! While some of these tips may seem obvious
to you, there are a lot of new players out there who might not have figured out every
trick yet. So hopefully, regardless of whether you just
bought the game or are a Grandmaster veteran, at least a few of these tips will teach you
something new. In this video I’ll be covering all the best
ways to get more XP to grind boxes through leveling up, as well as the best ways to win
Loot Boxes directly. And finally, I even have some advice for getting
Event specific Loot Boxes so that you can up your chances of getting those limited time
Legendary skins! Real quick though, if this is your first time
on my channel, then don’t forget to Subscribe and turn on Notifications to never miss any
future Overwatch news or updates. And with that, let’s start getting more
loot! First and foremost, an important thing to
note is that with only a few rare exceptions, the sole way to get skins or any items for
that matter is through opening Loot Boxes. Either by unboxing the item directly or purchasing
it with accumulated credits, you’re going to want to open as many as possible, and the
most common way of getting Loot Boxes is simply by leveling up. For every level, you get a box. So to start, let’s look at some techniques
for grinding more XP so you can level up as fast! In Overwatch, XP is awarded at the end of
a match (so be sure you don’t rage quit early) and the amount you get is dependant
upon a number of different factors. You will always get XP for simply finishing
a match, and the longer the match, the more you get. On top of that however, you also get bonus
XP for winning the match, earning a medal, playing two or more consecutive matches, backfilling,
getting your first win of the day, and playing in a Group. For medals, you get more XP for higher level
medals. However, medal XP does not stack, and will
always award you the payout of your highest level medal, meaning that as long as you finish
with a single Gold medal, then you’re good to go. Consecutive match XP is awarded for playing
two or more matches in a row without requeueing in between. So, even if it feels like waiting through
the play of the game and end screen is a waste of time, you’ll actually get more XP for
doing so. Also, a little trick I like to use is whenever
you lose to a really tough enemy team, and you definitely don’t want to face them again,
you often times can get away with not having to unqueue. If the majority of your teammates leave the
match after it ends, which in my experience they often do, then the match will automatically
reinstance and put you against a new enemy team. But, since you never left the match queue,
you’ll keep the consecutive match bonus and continue to get more XP without having
to keep playing those same old opponents. Moving on to backfill XP, this is awarded
only if you join a match that is already in progress. Given that there’s really no way to control
whether or not this happens, it’s best to consider it just a rare bonus and not something
you necessarily need to strive for. First win of the day XP can, obviously, only
be gotten once a day for winning a match. However, the XP bonus received for this is
massive, and should not be underestimated. Therefore, it’s a good idea to play at least
a little bit every day if you’re trying to level up, since this once a day bonus can
make things go much faster. Moving on now to the last method for getting
more XP, playing in a Group is by far the best way of leveling up. Even if you’re grouped up with only one
other person, you’ll get a 20% XP boost at the end of every match, regardless of the
game mode. Now I know what many of you are thinking. “I don’t have any friends or people to
play with, so I can’t play in a group”. Don’t worry, I know exactly what it’s
like being in that position. And therefore, I want to introduce you all
to a tool which I believe is terribly underused by Overwatch players, and that is the “Stay
as Team” button. Even if you don’t want to have to talk to
other people, then you can just leave the Group voice chat. Simply clicking this button is so often the
ticket to more XP and more Loot Boxes, that it’s really a shame that more people don’t
use it. There is still one more tip however when it
comes to leveling up quickly, and that’s to play Quick Play. Even though Competitive mode gives you a flat
15% XP bonus, playing Quick Play will overall still award you the most XP for the time you
spend playing it. The reason being is, as the name suggests,
these matches are quick. While a single Competitive match might award
more than a single Quick Play match, that’s only because the match itself is much longer
and thus gives more XP based on playtime. However, in the same time it takes to play
a single Competitive match, you can usually fit in two Quick Play matches. That means, while the playtime XP stays the
same, you get double XP for every other applicable XP granting category. Furthermore, you can’t get the backfill
or consecutive match bonuses in Competitive, which makes the total net XP gained per time
invested, much lower than if you’re playing Quick Play. Additionally, queue times for Quick Play are
generally a lot shorter than either Competitive or Arcade, meaning you’ll spend more time
playing and more time earning XP. Moving on now to methods for getting Loot
Boxes directly, the only regular way to do this is through playing the Arcade. Every week, you can get up to three free Loot
Boxes by winning Arcade game modes. For every three wins, you get one box, but
can only get three boxes total per week. So, even if you don’t normally enjoy playing
the Arcade, you might want to spend at least a little time there. I consider getting these nine wins the one
exception to otherwise strictly playing Quick Play if you’re trying to farm Loot Boxes. Also keep in mind that the Arcade wins reset
on Monday every week, which is actually really important when it comes to getting Event specific
items, but I’ll talk more about that in a little bit. The other big thing to discuss when it comes
to getting your nine weekly Arcade wins is which game modes you should play. The Arcade isn’t necessarily the go to place
for every Overwatch player, so here’s some advice for those of you looking to grind out
those nine wins as quickly as possible. Honestly, it comes down to how skilled you
are as a player. If you’re pretty good, then do one of the
1v1 modes, since those go by quickly and you can stack up your needed nine wins in a pretty
short amount of time. However, if you’re less confident in your
ability to beat someone in a 1v1, then try playing Mystery Heroes. This highly randomized mode will end up giving
you roughly a 50-50 chance of winning, which might not sound like much, but will overall
net you more wins than losing over and over again in a more “competitive” Arcade game
mode. Of course, this is all subject to whatever
happens to be available in the Arcade at the time, but the one mode I wholeheartedly advise
against playing is Capture the Flag. At the time of me making this, Capture the
Flag by design has a very high Draw rate. And in a Draw, neither team gets any closer
to their next Arcade win. For the final part of this video I’m now
going cover strategies for getting more Event specific Loot Boxes and skins as opposed to
standard ones. While these methods are fundamentally the
same, there are some tricks that can help you to turn what would otherwise be standard
loot into limited time Event goodies. For starters, so far every Overwatch event
has started on a Tuesday. And if you recall what I said earlier, Arcade
boxes reset on Monday. So for the week that an Event starts, play
the Arcade on Monday only up until you have two wins. Then wait until the Event starts on Tuesday
to get your last seven, and all three Arcade boxes will be Event ones instead of normals. Furthermore, while Events only run for three
weeks, you can actually utilize this offset to get four weeks worth of Event Loot Boxes
from the Arcade. Just play each week once the Event has started,
and then on that last Monday, after the Arcade resets but before the Event ends, cram in
all nine weekly wins to get another three Event boxes. You’ll only have about 24 hours to do this,
so not everyone will have the time to pull it off. But if you aren’t otherwise busy, this is
a great trick to try and squeeze a few more boxes out before it’s over. The next tip is one that a lot of people might
not like following, but I promise you that it can save you a lot of in game credits in
the long run. And that is to not buy Event items until the
very end of the Event. Only after you’ve opened your very last
Loot Box for that Event should you spend any credits at all. The reason being is that you could, as unlikely
as it might seem, unbox everything you want simply by playing the Event. Worst case scenario, you wait three weeks
to spend 3000 credits on a skin you want. Best case scenario, you save 3000 credits
by waiting maybe even only an hour to get it from a box. Again, a lot of people might not want to do
this, especially since people like to have the new skins while actually playing the Event,
but if you’re worried at all about not having enough credits to get everything you want,
then just keep this tip in mind. And if you’re really bent on saving credits,
then you could even wait a year for the Event to come back around so that the older Event
restricted content is cheaper. Even I find that to be a bit excessive, but
it is always an option. Additionally, I always recommend saving up
your credits between Events so that you’ll have enough ready to buy limited time items
when they are available. Given that standard Loot Box items can be
obtained at any time of the year, even during Events, personally I never spend credits on
standard items aside from the very rare exception every now and again. It’s really just a simple exercise of self
discipline. Even if that one awesome standard skin has
been catching your attention for a while, you may want to just bide your time and hope
to get it from a Loot Box so you can save up for potentially even better skins that
might be part of an upcoming Event. Honestly, at this point my advice is getting
very subjective, and I certainly wouldn’t blame you for wanting to splurge on something
you like. However, just keep in mind that if you ever
find yourself lacking credits at the end of a limited time Event, just go back through
all these tips I mentioned and see if there’s any that you missed. Maybe you’ll just have to pass on that one
special Event item this time around, but for next time, you’ll know how to better your
chances. And with that, thank you all so much for watching. If there are ever any changes to the Loot
Box system or it turns out I forgot a great tip, then I’ll put it either in the Description
or a pinned comment below. It’s been quite a while since my last guide
video, so I certainly hope you found at least part of this to be useful. If you did, then be sure to hit that Like
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my channel and keep up with all my future Overwatch content. This is Master Ian Gamer singing off, and
until next time have a great day!

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100 thoughts on “Overwatch – How to Get MORE Legendary SKINS & Loot Boxes! (2020 Guide)

  1. Edit: Since the recent Capture the Flag rework, Draws are no longer an issue with that game mode. See feel free to play it all you want!

    Thanks for watching, and let me know if you found this video helpful by commenting below! If so, I may start to do more in the future.
    Also, don't forget to Subscribe and turn on Notifications to keep up with all my other Overwatch content!

  2. thumbnail has krampus junkrat
    video was made back in January 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

  3. I've played like 5 competitive matches in groups, got from level 25 to 33. I think that, if you have a good mic, you should go to competitive in groups and you'll get more XP than in quickplay, since the matches normally lasts longer (Maybe I'm wrong, but, lets be honest, almost no one wants to stay as team in quickplay most of the time, mostly if they lost)

  4. Here is another tip… save your points up before the event, then when the event comes up, buy all of the old legendary and epic items that you didint get the year before as soon as it starts. Doing this forces the loot boxes to ONLY drop the new items. You can get all rares and commons without buying them since you always get at least 3 common and 1 rare in every lootbox it's more a question of how many boxes you can get with those so never buy a common or rare, event or otherwise…

  5. i played 20 games of mystery heroes and i got 1/20 wins… if it is a 50/50 then it was a 1/999980 odds (almost 1/million) 🙁

  6. I just played every. Single. Archived mode…. and still got only one skin. And it was a freaking lucio recolor.. there’s one skin I want, pajamei. If I don’t get it by the last day I’ll buy it.

  7. On this archives event I got 11 loot boxes!
    I got 2 legendaries!

    I got butcher skin for road hog,
    And a torbjörn skin

  8. I’m not trying to be rude or anything, but do you have a lisp or something? Or did you go to the dentist that day or something lol.. Just wondering.

  9. I hate backfill so freakin' much, I wish it was optional, I don't care that I'd take longer to find a match, playing in backfill is just none of my business

  10. I used to do groups and consecutive matches before endorsements came out, not that I'm complaining, I get two free loot boxes each week

  11. With the change to avoid duplicates on loot boxes it's actually better to buy skins ASAP in events. By buying the older event skins it increases the likelihood of getting a new event skin, as there will be less old skins in the pool.

  12. Damn I just used all credits for Meirry skin, but now I wait till the end. Thanks for the video helped me

  13. I want mah skins I did get lucky tho. I got the glam skin for Moria and the nova skin for widowmaker..IN ONE BOX. :))

  14. I really wanted to get the pink mercy skin but I'M BROKE now I want the sugar plum for mercy whatever it's called- BUT I WAS LATE SO UGHHHH

  15. i bought lootboxes thinking i could get tulum sombra and côte d'azur widow but got summer skins i didn't want but likr

  16. finally something actually legit
    got the Talon widowmaker skin, the young hanzo skin, and the shrike skin by opening 9 boxes.

  17. So I already opened about 20 loot boxes and got 1 legendary skin and 1 epic the rest were just blue hightlight intros and grey sprays. It was great 🙂

  18. Thank you so much ! I opened a 9 loot boxes , and i have got 1 legendry skin , the skin is (Lifesaver) for mcree , and i have got 2 epic skins for mercy , thank you so much ! You are awesome 😊

  19. Step #1: Buy 50 loot boxes.
    Step #2: Press on yellow buttons.
    Step #3: enjoy your 3 legendaries
    Step #4: repeat for every recurring event.

  20. Another tip is to buy as many VOICELINES AND SPRAYS as possible! It may seem silly I know but if you spend more on those crappy items then you can get even more legendaries and epics in boxes 😌 of course this should be a last resort if you already have 1000+ coins.

  21. what i decided to do myself is level so high that i get almost everything from the base game. that way, when i get a new event box, it will always give me the items from the event that im missing, and even if after i get all the sprays and whatever, ill just get credits for the duplicates. im currently up ot 29k credits with this method and i would have been able to buy the entire halloween event with 11k left over if i wanted to XD i didnt but i could have.

  22. I never leave games ever even if I join at the end and always wait through POTG mostly cause I get it a lot but I also want to see my medals

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