How Does the Battle Pass Work in Overwatch 2?

Level up and earn rewards!

by Noah Nelson


If you’ve played any live-service video game no matter the genre, you’ve probably heard of a Battle Pass. In Overwatch 2, the Battle Pass follows the formula that past games have created. But how exactly does it work? For that, we need a deeper dive into the Overwatch 2 Battle Pass.

How Does the Overwatch 2 Battle Pass Work?

While the Overwatch 2 Battle Pass fundamentally functions just like a Battle Pass in any other game — like Fall Guys, Fortnite, or Destiny 2 — there are some slight differences to it. The similarities are that you need to earn XP by completing challenges. You can level the Overwatch 2 Battle Pass up quickly by completing Daily, Weekly, Seasonal, Competitive, Lifetime, and Hero Challenges.

As you earn XP by completing matches and finishing Challenges, you will earn progression on the Battle Pass. The Overwatch 2 Battle Pass features Hero-specific Cute and Pixel Sprays, charms, Legendary skins, and even Heroes like Kiriko.

You have to buy the Overwatch 2 Battle Pass with Overwatch Coins. The Overwatch 2 Premium Battle Pass costs 1000 Overwatch 2 Coins or around $10. But first, you need to consider if the Overwatch 2 Premium Battle Pass is worth it for you.

In Overwatch 2, there is a free Battle Pass and a Premium Battle Pass. The free Battle Pass is something that all players will have access to. It doesn’t contain nearly as many goodies to collect, but it still creates progression in Overwatch 2. The Premium Battle Pass gets you everything on the free track as well as an exclusive premium track on the Battle Pass.

On the free Battle Pass, you will unlock Kiriko at level 55. On the Premium Battle Pass, you unlock Kiriko, one of the best Support Heroes, instantly. You also get a 20% boost to all Season 1 XP earned, a chance to collect five legendary skins and the new Genji Mythic skin, and earn an additional 56 rewards.

And that is all there is to know about the Overwatch 2 Battle Pass. To stay up to date with each season of Overwatch 2 and the roadmap of everything offered, be sure to visit our Overwatch 2 page for that and more.

Overwatch 2 is available now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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