I can't believe it's finally come to this: I'm using Bing to rack up enough points to get Overwatch 2 coins and finally buy one of the new skins. But I'm not the only one who can benefit from it; you can too.

Overwatch 2 skins have become more accessible thanks to Microsoft Rewards (opens in a new tab). You can use Bing and a few other methods to earn Microsoft Points for rewards like gift cards, sweepstakes, and now Overwatch 2 Coins.

Just sign in to your Microsoft account and access your points. If you've been using Bing for a while and haven't redeemed your points, chances are you have several.

After finding out how many points you have, go to the redeem section of the store and search for "Overwatch 2." You'll find a few options here, but the one you want is the Overwatch Coins digital code. Once you've selected the number of coins, you'll receive a digital code in your email from Microsoft, which you can redeem on Battle.net (Opens in a new tab).

Mind Number – Bing Search

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Let's break down the number of these reward points.

You can select 200 coins for 1800 points, 500 coins for 5000 points, or 1000 coins for 10 points. So, you can get the new Star Sheep Orisa Bundle which costs 000 Overwatch Coins for around 1,900 points. You can also purchase the new Street Runner Genji Bundle worth 20,000 Overwatch Coins for 1500 points.

However, if you really want to save on points, it might make more sense to go for 200 coins and build from there. The 200 coin pick offers better value as the Orisa skin only costs you 17,100 points and the Genji skin requires 13,500 points if you use this technique and only get 200 coins at a time. While this is a great way to get the most out of your Microsoft Points, it's not as easy as buying larger packs. It's a bit counter-intuitive, but trust me, it's the best way to get your money's worth. Also, due to the strange increase in Overwatch skin prices, it's easier to go for 500 or 1,000 coins.

Although it may seem daunting, it's not as difficult as it sounds, and it could save you some money. It's worth keeping in mind that 1000 coins in Overwatch will set you back €10 / €8.60 / AUD €15.40, which converts to 10,000 Microsoft Points, which you can earn for doing almost nothing.


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While you can save money with Microsoft Rewards Points, they didn't just appear out of nowhere: Points take a while to accumulate. Importantly, Tier 1 members earn up to 5 points per day and 150 points per month when searching through Bing on PC or mobile.

Level 2 members, on the other hand, earn up to 20 points per day and 600 points per month. So if you are a fan of the new Star Sheep Orisa skin, you will need 4,000 days or 11 years of Bing use.

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I can't decide if I'm justified or ripped off with this new trick. For one thing, I can finally laugh in the face of those who doubted me for using Bing. It's the default, and I don't always have time to change it. However, it's also pretty sad that it takes a decade of Bing to get a free skin in Overwatch 2. Am I that desperate?

Yes, I am, and I'm not ashamed of it. I am a young professional in an energy crisis; I can't afford to spend money on things like furs. But I still want to take advantage of the features that were originally free in the first Overwatch.

My plan is to spend eight years of Bing-ing buying the new Street Running Genji skin because he's Genji and he's wearing a ski mask. As far as I'm concerned, it's worth it. So for now I'll use Bing as the search engine. It may sound silly, but after my next big purchase in eight years, I'm going to laugh it off.

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