Blizzard reveals Battle Pass cost and rewards, new map and explains when Overwatch 1 will end


Blizzard announced the first Battle Pass for Overwatch 2 with the new support hero, Kiriko. It will be accessible to all players for free, with over 20 free rewards across 80 tiers. The reveal appeared on the game's official website.

Players will get Sojourne and Junker Queen automatically. Kiriko can be obtained at tier 55. Those, who have the original Overwatch, don't need to grind. They will receive the Founder’s Pack with this heroine for free.

Battle Pass free rewards

  • Newest support hero, Kiriko
  • 2 Epic Skins
  • 1 Weapon Charm
  • 2 Souvenirs
  • 1 Highlight Intro
  • 14 additional items (emotes, victory poses, name cards, sprays, player icons, etc.)
  • Prestige Tier Titles (8 earnable titles available only after completing the entire pass)

Premium Battle Pass costs $10 (1000 Overwatch coins) and has a new Mythic tier of skins, starting with Cyber Demon Genji for Kiriko. Any future heroes will be accessible to premium users upon release. There will be an additional premium upgrade for $22 in total.

Battle Pass Premium rewards

  • Immediate access to Kiriko
  • 20% XP Battle Pass Boost
  • 1 Mythic Skin (new)
  • 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
Source: Blizzard

Overwatch 2 content roadmap

Original Overwatch will shut down servers on October 2, two days before the OW2 launch. Blizzard revealed their roadmap for future updates. They will switch to the seasonal model with updates every nine weeks. This way, Season 2 with a new tank hero will arrive on December 6, and the next season in early February.

Source: Blizzard

The first season "will be delivering more in one drop than we've delivered since the original game launched in 2016." In addition to mentioned heroes, it will have over 30 skins, a new game mode, and six maps. One of them, Portugal-based Esperanca, was never revealed before.

Esperanca map. Source: Blizzard
Esperanca map. Source: Blizzard


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