Please support Game Informer. Print magazine subscriptions are less than $2 per issue


You Can Now Use Your World Of Warcraft Gold To Purchase Loot Boxes In Overwatch

by Javy Gwaltney on Feb 07, 2017 at 06:06 AM

Want to burn through some more loot boxes to find that one Mei skin but don't have the time to grind out more matches and don't want to burn through our wallet? Blizzard's giving you another option...if you've got a World of Warcraft account.

The developer has updated the MMO's WOW Token function so it can be used across all Blizzard games with micro-transactions via users' Balance:

The goblins of the Bilgewater Cartel have a golden opportunity for you, friend—introducing a new way to use your WoW® Token. It’s just as easy as ever, but now when you use gold to buy a WoW Token from the Auction House in certain regions, you can to choose whether to convert it into 30 days of game time or Balance*. You can use Balance to buy services like World of Warcraft character transfers, digital products like pets and mounts, and even purchase in-game items for other supported Blizzard games you play. 

You can find out more details by reading the post here. It's worth noting that since this exchange is linked to a balance, that you can only use this trick for the PC versions of Blizzard games, not the console versions.


Our Take
This is a pretty neat trick. A bit of a bummer console players are missing out though.