In October, Overwatch 2’s PvP component will finally be available; At the same time, various other innovations will also be introduced into the franchise. One of them could affect the way you get new characters.
If you believe a new rumor, Blizzard Entertainment will fundamentally change the way you get new heroes in Overwatch 2 compared to the previous part. The new Battle Pass design will probably play a major role in this.
Previously, new heroes were made available to players immediately upon release, but this will no longer be the case in the future. Immediately after the release, only buyers of the premium model of the Battle Pass will be able to enjoy the new characters.
Will the users of the free Battle Pass then be completely left out? Not that, but they have to do something first! It should be possible to unlock new heroes by gradually unlocking the individual stages of the free Battle Pass.
These leaked details were now making the rounds on the net after a new support character, Kiriko, had accidentally appeared. Although this had already been hinted at in trailers for Overwatch 2, an official announcement by Blizzard itself is still pending.
Where does the information come from? A description of the so-called Watchpoint Pack was recently published in advance, stating: “With the Season 1 Premium Battle Pass you can unlock over 80 tiers of rewards, including Mythic Cyber Demon Genji, Legendary Hinotori Kiriko and more Season 1 Premium Battle Pass holders automatically gain access to the newest Overwatch hero, Kiriko!”
After the first fans had expressed concerns about the supposed change in the system of how you get new heroes, Blizzard VP John Spector said on Twitter that the leaked information about the Battle Pass was at least “incomplete”. In the course of this, he also confirmed that the “heroes available via the free Battle Pass” should remain. Further details are to be announced in the coming weeks.
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