Paid Overwatch & Heroes of the Storm Loot Boxes to be Removed in Belgium
The Overwatch forum has been updated with notice to Belgian players that paid loot boxes will soon be removed from both Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm. Blizzard, the post reads, made the decision "to comply with their (the Belgian Gaming Commission) interpretation of Belgian law".
The post goes on to say that, due to the decision to comply with the Belgian interpretation, Blizzard will be implementing a number of measures to keep Belgian players from purchasing loot boxes with either real money OR gems.
No matter what, we want to make sure that our players around the world have the best entertainment experience possible. While players in Belgium will no longer be able to purchase paid loot boxes in Overwatch and loot chests in Heroes of the Storm, they’ll still be able to earn them by playing the games, and they’ll still have access to all in-game content.
These measures will be implemented shortly. We also remain open to further discussions with the Belgian Gaming Commission and Ministry of Justice on this topic.
Read the full post on the Overwatch forum.