Coins are the de facto currency in Overwatch and can be used to purchase pretty much any Hero's cosmetics, including skins, sprays, and victory poses.

What methods are available to get coins, and which ways are more efficient?


You can get coins two ways, both are from Loot Boxes.

The first is actual coin drops:

  • Common - 15 coins
  • Rare - 50 coins
  • Epic - 150 coins
  • Legendary - 500 coins

You also get coins if you get a Duplicate item.

  • Common - 5 coins
  • Rare - 15 coins
  • Epic - 50 coins
  • Legendary - 200 coins

Having said that, Blizzard will hopefully add another way to get these as it costs quite a bit to get Legendary items... 1000 coins each.

  • 1
    Having said that, it was disappointed to open a chest, see I got a Epic item and see it was just 150 coins.
    – Powerlord
    May 4 '16 at 22:58
  • Oh right, I forgot to mention that I found it in Common and Epic chests, so I just assumed Rare was 100 since the others were 50 and 150.
    – Powerlord
    May 4 '16 at 23:11
  • I believe Legendary coin drops only net you 1k or 250, forget which one
    – childe
    May 5 '16 at 12:15
  • Apparently the amount you get for duplicates changes by level too... I'll have to update it.
    – Powerlord
    May 5 '16 at 23:03
  • Can confirm I've had all three types of coin drops you mentioned and the respective amounts are correct. May 27 '16 at 9:43

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