Overwatch 2 is one of the most anticipated games of the year.
The sequel to the hit shooter is set to release on October 4th, 2022, and will follow on from the massively successful team-based shooter.
Overwatch 2 will also be free-to-play and it will feature a cast of new heroes, modes, and maps.
Overwatch has been out since May 2016 and is set to be closed down for good on October 1st to make way for Overwatch 2.
And we now have confirmation of a new hero by the name of Kiriko, that is coming to the game, as well as the Battle Pass!
Overwatch 2 Season 1 Battle Pass Release Date
The game is set to launch into early access on October 4 and the game will have seasonal updates every nine weeks.
There will also be a battle pass that features new heroes, maps, cosmetics, and game modes.
The Battle Pass will come with the first Season, so is set to release on October 4 along with the launch of the game.
How much does the Battle Pass cost?
While Overwatch 2 is free-to-play, there is a Premium Battle Pass track that can be unlocked.
There is a basic Battle Pass that is free, allowing players to grind the game and try to unlock everything without spending any money.
But the Premium Battle Pass is 1,000 Overwatch Coins, which is around £8.60 or $10.
Spending that cash and buying the Premium Battle Pass will unlock everything.
How to unlock Kiriko
The first hero that will come into the game is a Support Hero by the name of Kiriko, who also has a Fox Spirit companion.
To unlock her via grinding the game, you’ll need to reach Tier 55 on the free track.
Buying the Premium Pass will unlock her immediately.
The Battle Pass will bring with it the following free rewards.
- All-new Hero Kiriko
- 2 Epic Skins
- 2 Souvenirs
- 1 Weapon Charm
- 15 Additional Rewards
There are further unlocks if you splash out.
The Premium Tier unlocks are as follows:
- Kiriko Instant Unlock
- 20% Season XP Boost
- All-New Mythic Skin
- 5 Legendary Skins
- 1 Epic Skin
- 56 Additional Rewards (Play of the Game intros, Weapon Charms, Emotes, Souvenirs, Poses)
Unlocking past Battle Pass characters
Some items in the game are locked to specific seasons but any heroes that are added to the game can be earned either through weekly challenges or by buying them outright in the shop with Overwatch Coins.
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