Today, Activision Blizzard dumped a huge amount of info regarding Overwatch 2 into fans’ laps which includes information regarding their previously announced battle pass.
Ahead of the massively anticipated October 4 launch of Overwatch 2, a new info dump has surfaced on the Overwatch website which aims to clear up some of the information that leaked earlier this month regarding the ‘earning’ method of heroes through a battle pass. While inspiring a mixed reception, the team over at Blizzard working on the game pulled more information into the light for fans eagerly awaiting the title, including a seasonal roadmap that can be seen below.
The elephant in the room is the notion that Overwatch 2 will be a “Free-to-play live service” which is usually followed by a plague of microtransactions, judging by how Diablo Immortal released. The battle pass promises that “up to 80+ unlockable tiers of cosmetics” will be available to earn, as well as a new battle pass arriving with each season, like every other free-to-play title. The post mentions “Loot Boxes are going away in Overwatch 2, and our new in-game shop will allow you to purchase exactly what you want with our new virtual currency,” which entirely sounds like speed running microtransactions.
The Season one battle pass inclusions have been detailed, as well as the price to jump in the battle pass:
In total, Season One’s Premium Battle Pass includes, in addition to all the free rewards above, the following unlockable rewards:
Immediate 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
6 Name Cards
30+ additional cosmetic rewards
The Premium Battle Pass will cost 1000 Overwatch Coins (equivalent of $10 USD)– Blizzard Entertainment
On top of playing in groups netting parties a 20% exp boost, more details were revealed about earning heroes. Not only will previous Overwatch characters be playable right off the bat, new heroes Sojourn, Junker Queen, and Kiriko will be available with the new battle pass, and the former two releasing immediately. Kiriko will have to be earned through the season, however.
Overwatch 2 launches on October 4, and fans can find the Blizzard Entertainment post here for more information.