Overwatch players on consoles can add their battle.net account before Overwatch 2 is released in October. This will make all progress and cosmetics from those accounts available in the competitive shooter sequel.
Overwatch 2 can only be played with a battle.net account. And therefore Let Blizzard know in the FAQ How console players can merge their Overwatch accounts. Players with an account on the Xbox, PlayStation or Switch version simply need to sign in to Overwatch. There you will be asked which accounts they want to merge.
Once the required accounts are selected and confirmed, content from those accounts will be available on the battle.net account when Overwatch 2 is released. If the player does not already have a battle.net account, they will be given the option to make equality. Evolutions and cosmetics owned by PC players in Overwatch 1 will automatically carry over to Overwatch 2.
Blizzard emphasizes that it is only possible to merge one account per platform. For example, if there are two PC accounts, these two accounts cannot be combined. The same applies to multiple accounts on Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo Switch.
Overwatch 2 will be released on October 4. The game consists of a PvP part that is similar to its predecessor, and a PvP part with a new storyline. These two parts come out separately. Unlike its predecessor Overwatch 2 will not have loot chests. Instead, cosmetics are on sale in a digital store. Blizzard has already indicated that it will soon stop selling loot boxes in Overwatch 1. In addition to progress and cosmetics, In-game funds are also migrated to Overwatch 2.
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