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Let’s Get Ready for Overwatch 2

Before you dive into the world of Overwatch 2, here’s all the details you need to know about what’s on the way and how to be ready for the fight on day one, October 4.

Kindly note: Both existing and new players need to complete some steps before they’re ready for the battlefield in Overwatch 2. Make sure to check out the Before You Play section later in this article to make sure you’re ready!


Play Your Way


New seasons of Overwatch 2 will roll out approximately every nine weeks and feature new in-game items. You will be able to progress through the Battle Pass to unlock free rewards, or you can get the Season 1 Premium Battle Pass to unlock even more exclusive seasonal content like the brand-new Cyber Demon Genji Mythic skin and instant access to Overwatch 2’s latest hero, Kiriko.

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Challenges will earn you Overwatch Coins, which you can spend in the in-game shop on all-new cosmetic items for a truly customized experience. The Season 1 shop will offer exclusive bundles featuring your favorite heroes clad in the first season’s theme — cyberpunk!

Want the Season 1 Premium Battle Pass on day one? Check out the Watchpoint Pack on the Xbox Store which includes the Premium Battle Pass as well as even more exclusive goodies, such as 2,000 Overwatch Coins, seven Legendary skins and instant access to the newest hero, Kiriko.


New Places to Play


Overwatch 2 takes the fight worldwide with the addition of new maps in various game modes. While the official betas introduced Circuit Royal, Colosseo, Midtown, New Queen, and Paraiso, the first season will also present a new map — Esperança! This gorgeous and detailed map is based in Portugal and features Push mode gameplay. Moving forward, a new map is expected to arrive every other season.

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Returning and Exclusive Seasonal Events


Every season will also feature the return of past limited-time game modes and introduce all-new ones. Season 1 will feature the Junkenstein’s Revenge: Wrath of the Bride event where you will face off against haunted foes to achieve your goal.


Before You Play


Overwatch 2 is right around the corner! Get battle ready by reading through the information below. For the ultimate day one experience, new and existing players should follow all the necessary steps in our pre-launch checklists.

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Let’s Get You Back in The Fight! Pre-Launch Checklist for Existing Players

  • Pre-download Overwatch 2: Existing Xbox players can begin downloading Overwatch 2 at 9:00 a.m. PDT on October 4.
  • Merge your accounts: With the launch of cross-progression, you can merge multiple Overwatch accounts to carry progression and in-game cosmetics into Overwatch 2 on a single profile. Those with multiple accounts must confirm their account merge to carry over progress from Overwatch into Overwatch 2. For more information on Account Merge, check out our FAQ.
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It’s Time to Save The World! Pre-Launch Checklist for New Players

  • Pre-download Overwatch 2: New Xbox players can begin downloading Overwatch 2 at 11:00 a.m. PDT on October 4.

A New Journey Is Right Around the Corner


It’s no small feat to launch a video game! In preparation for the arrival of Overwatch 2, the current version of Overwatch will come down at approximately 9:00 a.m. PDT on October 3. Overwatch 2 will then launch at approximately 12:00 p.m. PDT on October 4.

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Overwatch® 2: Watchpoint Pack

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Get a head start with the Overwatch® 2: Watchpoint Pack, the home base of your new gameplay experience. The pack features everything you need to get started on Day 1! The pack includes the following Overwatch® 2 in-game content: Season One Premium Battle Pass, 7 Legendary skins (including 2 all-new Space Raider skins), 5 Epic skins, 2000 Overwatch Coins and Overwatch® 2 Player Icon.* With the Season One Premium Battle Pass you can unlock over 80 tiers of rewards including Mythic Cyber Demon Genji, Legendary Hinotori Kiriko, and more. In addition, as a Season One Premium Battle Pass owner you will automatically receive access to Overwatch’s latest hero Kiriko!** Includes instant access to Overwatch Legendary Edition. *Items will be awarded to players that have purchased Overwatch® 2 Watchpoint Pack when Overwatch® 2 launches, actual date subject to change. **Season One Battle Pass applies to Season One only and will not award access to any future Battle Pass or seasonal/live content. Season One will launch alongside Overwatch® 2 in October 2022. For more information, please visit https://playoverwatch.com. A mobile phone number must be linked to your Battle.net Account to play Overwatch.