Sounds like the Blood Bowl 2 devs took a bunch of skins that were free in the game and put them behind a paywall. I guess you can still earn them in game for free, but before they were just free for everyone. Now you have to earn or pay for them. Strange.
Kinda just based on one guy's comment. I'm not sure if there's anyone else out there in the world that actually owns Blood Bowl 2 and could back up the claim. Pete probably still has it from the library.
those fuckers seem to be all over the place. from what little I've read they had a nice long planned run-up to release with decent marketing and blog posts. and then as soon as it released they were all 'shit, we forgot to implement some of the rules of the tabletop game. oh shit, we forgot to add microtransactions. SHIT the dlc we were counting on to make additional money post launch is somehow nowhere close to done even though it's basically 5 character models per team doing 2-3 animations! we know everyone's pissed that there's only 8 races instead of the original 28 or whatever the first blood bowl had, but we need to eat too. oh yeah we also made the plat unobtainable since we forgot to add a hook for a trophy to pop and the autosave screen doesn't actually save, but no one cares about that.'
then they released a ps4 patch to sync it up with the pc version, updated their servers, and then pulled the patch from psn the same day which I didn't even know was a thing making a number of installs unusable (since the client>server mismatch disables online play, and the entire game requires connection to their servers, even 1p vs cpu). so, delete your data and redownload/reload the disc and re-patch and you're back in business. except somehow some of the patch changes still took effect (I assume serverside changes) and now sometimes the game hangs for 2-3 minutes when an unfavorable rng roll hits.
so taking freely available skins and throwing them behind a paywall? not terribly surprising.
yet, somehow, I still love playing the stupid game. at a higher level the teams are way more of a pain in the ass to play against but the challenge is really interesting. I still don't want to play against actual people that have obsessively leveled up their whole team to impossible skills.