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Overwatch 2 Cross-Progression - How To Merge Accounts

Here's everything you need to know to merge your accounts according to Overwatch 2's new cross-progression system.
Overwatch 2 Cross-Progression - How To Merge Accounts

With the release of Overwatch 2 in October of this year, Blizzard has announced some exciting news, most notably for those original Overwatch fans in the crowd. Starting on Tuesday, 16th August, cross-progression has been implemented, allowing Current Overwatch players to merge their accounts into a single account.

If you're excited about this news as it pertains to the release of Overwatch 2, then you might be interested to know exactly how merging all your accounts work, and that's where we come in. We will be taking you through all the nitty gritty details surrounding the cross-progression system implemented in Overwatch, and most specifically, look at how to merge your accounts.

Overwatch 2 Cross-Progression - How To Merge Accounts

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Thanks to the new Cross-Progression system, player's can carry their experience over from different platforms and merge them into one account. (Picture: Blizzard)

Blizzard explains how to merge multiple Overwatch accounts — you'll need a Battle.net account, of course, which has been required for cross-play in Overwatch since 2021 — and how things like in-game credits, Overwatch League tokens, achievements, and competitive and skill ratings will be handled in an extensive FAQ. In short, for the most part, they will all add up or you will get the highest number associated with a specific statistic.

However, there are a few caveats. Players can only merge one account per platform, so if you have multiple accounts on PC or multiple consoles, you must choose which one to merge with your unified Battle.net account. To merge your accounts, we've laid out the steps you need to follow to do so, as per Blizzard's FAQ.

  1. Log in with your console account to Overwatch.

  2. Scanning a QR Code on your mobile phone is as simple as following the on-screen prompts.

  3. To connect to or create your Blizzard Battle.net Account, enter the code displayed on your console.

  4. When you are finished, you will be prompted to confirm your account upon the next game login to merge your accounts.

NB: You will only get one chance to merge the correct account.

After merging a console account with a battle.net account, you will no longer be able to link to another console account on the same platform. So be sure that you have linked the correct account to your battle.net account.

Overwatch 2 Cross-Progression How To Merge Accounts more nitty gritty on website
You can find more technical information on Blizzard's official FAQ on the cross-progression. (Picture: Blizzard)

The nitty-gritty details can be found in Blizzard's full FAQ, but much of it appears straightforward, and something Overwatch players should do ahead of Overwatch 2's "early access" release on October 4.

For more on the game, check out our section dedicated to the latest Overwatch 2 news, guides, tips lists, and more.


Featured image courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.