Is there anyone in the thread who has purchased the Win10 DE (as this is what @Juxtapose13 is discussing) that has characters locked? I think that is the right question to ask. If he’s going to buy it and it all works out, then it’s all good. If other people who have bought it have characters locked, that’s when there would be an issue.
Exhibition and lobby crossplay is ok, but it’s definitely slower to find games (and to play a variety of games) compared to just being able to hop into Ranked. As Jux has expressed interest in playing online, I would only suggest the Steam version if this character lock glitch also applies to people buying the Win10 version directly.