Forward of Overwatch 2’s launch on October 4th, the builders are letting us know methods to benefit from the sport’s development system.
In the event you play Overwatch throughout a number of platforms, beginning immediately, you’ll have the choice to merge the separate accounts, permitting you to share all of the in-game cosmetics you’ve earned in addition to development for the forthcoming battle pass-like system. You’ll be able to take a look at the step-by-step directions and FAQ right here.
Be warned: you probably have a number of accounts on the identical console (y’know, for all these Roadhog bf / Junkrat gf households), you possibly can solely merge one account, so make sure you select the right one. In keeping with the FAQ, it is possible for you to to unlink a console account out of your battle.web account however won’t be able so as to add a brand new console account for a full yr.
Within the lead-up to Overwatch 2, the unique sport is present process some elementary modifications. On the finish of the Overwatch Remix Vol. 3 occasion on August thirtieth, the sport’s loot containers will formally be discontinued. You’ll nonetheless have the ability to earn them as rewards within the sport’s many challenges forward of OW2’s launch after they’ll be gone, however they’ll now not be accessible for buy. Moreover, any unopened loot containers can have their contents mechanically added to your account. Blizzard hasn’t shared when this may occur, so should you get up in the future and see a ton of latest cosmetics in your financial institution, shock! Overwatch credit (foreign money with which you may purchase cosmetics) and Overwatch League tokens (with which you may buy OWL-specific skins) will switch to Overwatch 2, however within the case of tokens, they’ll be phased out in favor of a brand new, as-yet unrevealed digital foreign money.
There’s nonetheless a while to get in some good old school Overwatch earlier than the sport is merged and irrevocably modified into Overwatch 2 on October 4th. Sadly, there will probably be no third beta as we shut the ultimate months earlier than launch. In the event you missed out on these betas, you possibly can a minimum of get some thought of what the sport will appear to be by watching some Overwatch League.