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Overwatch 2 Players Report Lost Progress And Skins After Merging Accounts

Overwatch 2 players have reported a cross-progression bug that prevents them from carrying over their Overwatch 1 progress and purchased cosmetics.
Overwatch 2 Players Report Lost Progress And Skins After Merging Accounts

The highly anticipated free-to-play team-based shooter, Overwatch 2, has finally arrived though not without its fair share of problems. On launch day, Overwatch 2 experienced two massive DDoS attacks, long server queues, and a plethora of game-breaking bugs that prevented players from logging in.

Some players reported a more severe issue in which their progress and purchased skins didn't carry over from Overwatch 1 to the sequel version. The free-to-play sequel features cross-progression, so this news may come as a shock to many. 

Overwatch 2 cross-progression bug is frustrating players

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Overwatch 2 players have reported a bug that prevents them from carrying over their Overwatch 1 progress and purchased cosmetics. (Picture: Activision Blizzard)

For those unaware, Overwatch 2 allows players to merge their accounts and carry their progress from Overwatch 1. They can do this by linking their blizzard.net account with their PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo account.

However, as mentioned above, some players have reported missing Overwatch 1 skins and currencies despite linking their accounts. 

Overwatch 2 devs have acknowledged the issue

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Activision Blizzard is working to fix Overwatch 2's various launch issues. (Picture: Activision Blizzard)

Overwatch 2 game director Aaron Keller has since then addressed the situation on Twitter and assured fans by saying that the company is making progress on making the game more stable. 

Activision Blizzard has also released a new forum on its official website that contains a list of known issues in Overwatch 2.

The one in regards to cross-progression is at the top of this list. While it's not much, it's at least reassuring to know that the company is aware of the issue and is working to fix it.

Players could expect a hotfix soon to fix some of the biggest Overwatch 2 launch issues though nothing has been confirmed as of this writing. Here's hoping that the wait isn't very long.

For more on the game, check our section dedicated to Overwatch 2 news, guides, and features.
Featured image courtesy of Activision Blizzard