Battle passes have been a feature of free-to-play games for years now, seeing mostly an overwhelming success rate. Overwatch 2 will be getting its battle pass when the game launches at 7 pm GMT (9 pm CEST/3 pm EST and 4 am JST).
As with all battle passes, there will be a free version that allows players to earn some rewards for their time spent in the game. Here is everything you need to know for Overwatch 2's battle pass.
Overwatch 2 Battle Pass - Seasonal Model
With the release of Overwatch 2, Activision Blizzard is moving to a seasonal model, with each season lasting nine weeks. Each battle pass will last a season, so be sure to get your progress done as quickly as possible.
Overwatch 2 Battle Pass Cost
The paid version of the battle pass will cost 1000 Overwatch Coins which translates to 10 dollars. In addition, players will also be able to earn Overwatch Coins by completing weekly challenges in the premium battle pass and can use them to buy it in the next season.
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Players who own the Overwatch 2 Watchpoint Pack will have the first season pass unlocked and 2000 Overwatch Coins which allows for 2 more battle passes.
Overwatch 2 Battle Pass - Challenges
The challenge system, as seen in other titles, will be in Overwatch 2. There will be weekly and daily challenges allowing players to earn additional XP and Overwatch Coins which you can use towards the next battle pass.
Weekly challenges will give 5,000 XP, and there will be 11 given in a week. Essentially you will gain five and a half battle pass levels if you complete each weekly challenge without having the bonus active from owning the battle pass. With the bonus, it is roughly six and a half levels.
Your first three daily challenges each week will award 3 000 XP each, accumulating 9 000 XP total. With the bonus active you will get over 10 000 XP which is enough for one level of the battle pass.
Overwatch 2 Battle Pass - Rewards
Owning the battle pass will unlock the new hero added to the game for that season. For Season 1, it is Kiriko, the fox support. For players on the free track of the battle pass, they will need to reach level 55 to unlock the new character.
From current images, each level of the battle pass will be 10 000 XP, which from the outset does not seem like too much is required to reach the end. Especially considering there are weekly and daily challenges, as long as you play consistently, the battle pass should be a breeze.
Other rewards you can earn from the battle pass include weapon charms, skins (including one mythic skin, of which this season is Genji), the play of the game intros, emotes, and much more.
There is all you need to know about the Overwatch 2 Battle Pass.
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