Overwatch 2 Explained: Battle Pass, New Support Hero Kiriko, and More!
Overwatch 2 will be released on October 4th and will usher in a new era for the franchise. Today the developers are happy to report on the new Free-to-Play system, the introduction of nine-week seasons and the newest support heroes. Also check out playoverwatch for the full Battle Pass blog and FAQ.
As we previously reported, Kiriko supports your team with gentle healing, deadly precision, and smooth mobility. Kiriko will be available immediately via the Founders Pack for returning Overwatch 1 owners, and will be introduced in the Free and Premium Battle Pass for new players. More details on her background will be revealed next week, but until then you can check out the new gameplay trailer.
Overwatch 2 is transitioning to a seasonal model, with plans to add new content to the game every nine weeks in the form of new heroes, maps, game modes, premium cosmetics, and more.
The Season 1 Battle Pass offers the following unlockable rewards across 20 tiers, spread across the 80+ tiers in total:
Newest Support Hero, Kiriko (Instant unlock for returning Overwatch players; available in Free and Premium Battle Pass for new players) 2 Epic Skins 1 Weapon Charm 2 Souvenirs 1 Highlight Intro 14 additional items (emotes, victory poses, namecards, sprays, player icons , etc.) Prestige Titles (8 earnable titles only available after completing the entire pass)
The Season One Premium Battle Pass includes the following unlockable rewards in addition to all of the free rewards above:
Instant Access to Kiriko 20% XP Battle Pass Boost 1 Mythic Skin 5 Legendary Skins and 1 Epic Skin 3 Play of the Game Intros 4 Weapon Charms 3 Emotes 3 Souvenirs 6 Poses 6 Name Cards 30+ Additional Cosmetic Rewards…and more
Free-to-play, the Battle Pass, and Kiriko are just the beginning of what’s to come with Overwatch 2. Check out the complete Blog and the FAQ about Overwatch 2, and the developers will have more information for you in the coming weeks before the launch on October 4th.
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