New Overwatch 2 Heroes Will Be Unlockable via the Free Track of its Battle Pass, Blizzard Confirms

New Overwatch 2 Heroes Will Be Unlockable via the Free Track of its Battle Pass, Blizzard Confirms

Richard Walker

With Overwatch 2 set to launch in early access as a free-to-play title in October, Blizzard has confirmed that any new heroes released for the game will be unlockable via the free track of the game's premium Battle Pass.

“Addressing some incomplete info posted early about our Overwatch 2 Battle Pass – we'll be sharing all details ahead of launch, but want to confirm that new Overwatch 2 heroes will be available on the free track of the Battle Pass,” Overwatch Commercial Leader and Blizzard VP Jon Spector confirmed via Twitter.

Prior speculation had pointed to Overwatch 2 heroes being available only with the paid premium Battle Pass, but, this proves only partly accurate, as it's through the tiers available on the pass's free track that you'll unlock new characters. Overwatch 2 will be coming to Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and PC on 4th October, doing away with loot boxes and adding cross-progression into the mix.

  • There's the rip off shit
  • What about when the pass expires? Does that mean late comers or people that didn't grind will never have access to certain heroes? Is so that's incredibly dumb...
  • @Zenka The Myth
    Somebody asked this in the tweet and they said they’d have free paths to get those heroes in future seasons as well.
    But if that’s the case then why even restrict these heroes to the battle pass levels and not just release them with updates lol
  • @BAK3D B34N lol and thats the rip off, this game needs a all heroes pass like Paladins and Smite cause to constantly be forced to unlock a character is wild for a hero shooter so disadvantageous
  • FUCK that. Life gets busy and I couldn't grind 55 levels of a battle pass to play a character, so guess I'm outta luck until they decide at some future point they'll do some charity and have a limited chance to unlock the character? Phhhhffff, that is just total horseshit.
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