Hey everyone! Today I'm going to be talking about Overwatch 2's Battle Pass. I'm going to explain how everything works, how can you unlock new heroes and what's all the controversy surrounding it.
I'm a professional Overwatch booster here at Boosting Factory and I'm preparing myself for Overwatch 2 just like you are, therefore, I need to digest all the relevant info to do my job efficiently. However, I'm going to share it with you as well, completely free.
Without further ado, let's dig in.
Battle Pass instead of Lootboxes
Loot boxes are now gone from Overwatch and we got the Battlepass and Overwatch coins instead that you can use to buy stuff from the shop such as Battlepass, skins, and heroes.
The first Battle Pass launches with the release of Overwatch 2 on October 4th for the price of 1000 Overwatch coins which is currently priced at 10$ US dollars.
Each season and Battle Pass will last for about 9 weeks and every season we will get a new hero, while every second season we will get a new map with the exception of Season 1 and 2 will both feature a new map.
How To Unlock Heroes in Overwatch 2?
There are a total of four ways you can unlock new heroes such as Kiriko
and all new heroes coming up later on. Just to make clear, Sojourn and Junker Queen will be available for free for everyone on launch.
- The first one is to simply purchase the Premium Battle Pass for $10 and you get the hero.
- The second one doesn't cost anything but you need to grind the Battlepass up to level 55 to unlock the new Overwatch 2 hero.
- In case you haven't done any of these and a new season launches, the heroes from previous seasons that you haven't unlocked will get a set of special challenges that you can complete and unlock them for free. Similarly that's how unlocking weapons in Call of Duty Warzone works.
- The fourth way is to purchase them through the Shop with Overwatch coins. You can only do this for the heroes from previous seasons as well.
Therefore, you can unlock new Overwatch 2 heroes in the current season by either buying the battle pass or grinding to level 25. For heroes from previous seasons, you can either do a set of challenges, or once again, pay for them with dollars.
You will be able to test the hero if you haven't unlocked it in most game modes except competitive and quick play.
It's also worth mentioning that new Overwatch 2 heroes will be banned from competitive for the first 2 weeks after release in order to try and balance the hero.
How To Unlock Kiriko In Overwatch 2
When it comes to Kiriko specifically, you can unlock her now for free if you've owned Overwatch 1 prior to June 23, 2022 and you log in to the game by December 2022. You will also get 2 epic skins.
The second way is to actually purchase a Watchpoint pack from Blizzard which is $40, more expensive than the Battlepass but it's worth mentioning since it's a thing you can do.
How Long It Takes to Grind Battle Pass Level 55 In Overwatch 2
This is something we don't know yet, once we do, we'll update it! Feel free to remind us if we're late.