Blizzard Entertainment have confirmed that Overwatch players will no longer be able to purchase loot boxes effective August 30. This is due to the upcoming release of Overwatch 2 as the game will be dropping the loot box concept once the game launches as well as making the original Overwatch title no longer playable.

Any unopened loot boxes in a players’ account will automatically be opened for them prior to the launch of Overwatch 2 with all cosmetics being transferred over to the sequel.

Overwatch 2 is scheduled for release on October 4.