Overwatch 2 has launched for free for all players. Reception to the free-to-play and live-service models has been mixed with much of the criticism being drawn towards content being locked behind paywalls. One example is the new legendary Clockwork skin for the support hero Zenyatta.
How to Get the Legendary Clockwork Skin for Zenyatta
This legendary skin is inspired by the retired Overwatch player Matthew "Clockwork" Dias of the Houston Outlaws. Overwatch League skins were first introduced in order to get people watching live Overwatch League matches being streamed. Dedicated viewers who watched enough matches were rewarded with Overwatch League tokens to purchase these specific skins.
If players liked the skins but did not have the time to watch full matches online then they were allowed to purchase the Overwatch League skins through the in-game currency League tokens. These will fetch players a pretty penny so be warned.
For Overwatch 2's case, this first batch of League skins can be unlocked with 300 League tokens. It is important to note that legendary league skins use to be only 200 League tokens. The price to purchase 100 league tokens also went up from $5 to $6. It is up for the consumer to decide if seeing their favorite in these esports-themed skins is worth potentially $18.
With Overwatch 2 transitioning to a free-to-play model it should come as no surprise that Blizzard might adjust some prices for in-game purchases. Remember that these are just cosmetic and are not meant to increase one's chances to win.