How To Get Overwatch League Tokens
Most videogames are currently played exclusively online, against other internet users. Once you buy or download them, the developers have to come up with ways to keep them fresh and earn money for years to come. To cope with this, game developers have implemented “skins” and other cosmetic changes that usually don’t change much other than your character’s overall look.
Besides having normal skins, Overwatch now also has League Skins and League Tokens. So, what are League Tokens and how does one get them?
About League Tokens
Blizzard Entertainment, the game’s developer and publisher, has come up with League Skins to celebrate the professional Overwatch League (OWL) and its teams, as this game is an “eSport” (an “online sport”). League Tokens are an in-game currency made specifically for buying League Skins.
There are four ways to get League Tokens, three of which are still current. There was a period of time in 2018 when players could get Overwatch League Tokens, and there’s also an option to sign up on the Overwatch League website to get email updates. These two ways of getting tokens are characteristic as they each give you 100 League Tokens on the spot. The other two ways are by purchasing tokens with real-world money, and by watching OWL games.
Each Overwatch League Skin costs 100 League Tokens. If you buy a League Skin during the 2019 Overwatch League, you will get both home and away versions of it. Also, if you’ve only bought one of the two, you should’ve got the other one for free already.
If you decide to purchase League Tokens with real-world money, here’s how their pricing goes:
- 100 Tokens for $4.99
- 200 Tokens for $9.99
- 400 Tokens for $19.99
- 900 Tokens for $39.99
- 2600 Tokens for $99.99
Overwatch League Games
To promote the Overwatch League, Blizzard came up with not just League Skins and League Tokens but also a way to reward devoted fans with free tokens. By watching an hour of live Overwatch League gameplay, you can get three League Tokens.
You can watch this gameplay live on both Twitch and Overwatch League platforms. This includes the Twitch website, all its apps, the Overwatch League website, the OWL app, the Battle.net app, and Overwatch’s game client viewers.
Another good thing about getting tokens this way is that you don’t have to watch for an hour in one go, as your time spent watching is constantly tracked. On the flipside, you can also spam the opportunity by just leaving it on, but if anybody asks, we didn’t tell you about this.
Additionally, after each match during a live broadcast, 100 League Tokens go to part of the viewers, but not all countries can participate. 105 minutes after the final match for the day starts, viewing time accumulation will end, so if you can’t see your Tokens, this might be the reason why.
Your Battle.net (or just Blizzard) account must be associated with one of these countries to be eligible for participation: the USA, the UK, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand.
Not all of these countries can get the 100 bonus League Tokens, though. If your account country is Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, or Thailand, you are not eligible for bonus token drops.
To change the account country, contact Blizzard.
Of course, to be able to receive League Tokens, you also need to log in to an account you’re planning to watch the game from. To watch from the Twitch website or the Twitch app, do the following:
- Log in to your Blizzard/Battle.net account.
- Connect it with your Twitch account.
- Watch matches during the promotional period and you should now get tokens.
To watch from Overwatch League’s site, its app, Battle.net, or the game’s client viewer, all you need to do is log in to your Blizzard/Battle.net account on http://overwatchleague.com, Battle.net, or in the game client.
To make sure you’re about to go get you some League Tokens, double-check your Twitch status and make sure you’re connected. Twitch should register that you’re watching the Overwatch League and mention it in the top-right corner. Additionally, it is best that you turn off your browser plug-ins, as they might interfere with Twitch’s ability to record your presence during a match.
Speaking of browsers, beware of Google Chrome, as it tends to pause a broadcast if you switch the tab and turn the sound off, making it impossible to “farm” League Tokens. Pop-up and ad blockers should also be disabled while you’re watching the OWL.
Lucio and His Emote
Lucio, one of the game’s most famous heroes, has a legendary DJ emote. Although not a League Skin, you can get this emote for League Tokens, 200 of them, to be precise. Alternatively, you can pay $10, which is still way cheaper than the $30 price tag that the All-Access Pass had.
To get the emote, click the Overwatch League section in the game and you should find the emote under the owl tab.
There are a lot of ways to get League Tokens, it’s just about choosing the method that suits you the most, be it by paying or by patiently watching OWL matches… or by leaving Twitch open in another tab if you’re not using Google Chrome.
Which League Skin are you planning to buy first? Which team are you rooting for? Who do you think will become the 2019 Overwatch League Champion? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.