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Overwatch 2 New Player Progressions System Explained

In this article, we discuss the arrival of the new player progressions system and how it works in the new update of Overwatch 2.
Overwatch 2 New Player Progressions System Explained

With the recent release of Overwatch 2's latest update, titled "Invasion", tons of new features were added to the game. From new story missions, and a new support hero, to the topic of this guide, the new player progression system. 

If you don't know how this new progression system works or just want some insight after seeing it pop up on your screen after a match, then we have you covered. Below you can find everything you need to know about Overwatch 2's new player progression system. 

Overwatch 2 - How The New Player Progressions System Works

We've received a comprehensive breakdown of how this new progression system works via the official Blizzard website detailing all of the new changes coming to the game. In Overwatch 2, your progress is now divided into three main layers of achievement. These layers are marked by sub-badges, which highlight specific statistics tied to the heroes you play, the roles you take on, and the game modes you participate in.

Overwatch 2 New Player Progressions System Explained Details
The new player progression system is focused on gaining sub-badges that apply to the specific heroes you use and their various abilities. (Picture: Blizzard)

For heroes, these sub-badges track important stats related to their roles, how much time you spend playing them, the number of games you win, and how well you use their unique abilities. When it comes to roles, your accomplishments and time spent are monitored, along with the usual stats linked to that role. And for game modes, your performance in terms of wins and time invested in each mode is kept track of allowing you to see what your strengths and weaknesses are, helping you improve.

Whenever you meet the requirements for leveling up a sub-badge, it advances, contributing experience points (XP) toward the badge level associated with that specific hero, role, or game mode. As these badges level up, they unlock new tiers, providing a way to proudly display your favorite heroes, roles, or game modes. 

Overwatch 2 New Player Progressions System Explained For all characters
This new system gives you an insight into your effectiveness with each hero, and which ones you might want to get better at or perfect. (Picture: Blizzard)

Whenever one of your badges levels up, you gain a player progression level, which is showcased in your career profile and various parts of Overwatch 2. If you prefer, you can also choose to hide your badges and progression in your social settings.

As you continue playing, your Progression Showcase becomes more adorned with higher-ranking badges and sub-badges. These serve as great achievements to capture in screenshots and share with friends on social media. Badges are prominently displayed in contexts that highlight the heroes you excel with, like the Play of the Game highlight.

Overwatch 2 New Player Progressions System Explained Show off to other players
Lastly, this new system allows you to show off your progress and skill to the other players you come across in-game. (Picture: Blizzard)

Furthermore, your player progression level will be proudly exhibited in the overview of your career profile. If you want to show off your achievements to fellow players you encounter, be sure to set your Career Profile to public view. 

And there you have it, a comprehensive breakdown of how the new progression system will work in Overwatch 2. If more information on this feature is released, we'll be sure to update this article promptly.