Overwatch 2 Season One Premium Battle pass price, rewards and more

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Overwatch 2 is set to launch on October 4th. As the sequel to Blizzard’s team-based shooter is set to be completely free-to-play, most of the money spent will be on cosmetics, which can be obtained through the in-game store or through the Battle Pass.

Overwatch 2’s Battle Pass system was recently explained by Blizzard, and it basically operates similarly to what we’ve seen in other games like Fortnite. Each season features its own Battle Pass with a unique theme and various cosmetics you can unlock by playing the game.

Overwatch 2 Premium Battle Pass Cost

The Battle Pass for Season One will consist of 80-plus total tiers. There is both a free track and a Premium track which costs 1000 Overwatch Coins (roughly $10).

You can also automatically unlock the Season One Premium Battle Pass by purchasing the Watchpoint Pack. This costs $39.99 and comes with the Premium Battle Pass, seven additional Legendary skins, five Epic skins and 2,000 Overwatch Coins (the equivalent of $20).

Overwatch 2 Free vs Premium Battle Pass rewards

The free track offers 20 tiers of rewards that is spread throughout the 80-plus total tiers. As you play, you’ll unlock the following rewards in the free Battle Pass track:

  • Newest support hero, Kiriko (for new players who won’t have her already)
  • 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)

You’ll notice that new Heroes in Overwatch 2 are unlocked through the Battle Pass. Heroes are always obtainable through the free track, but it does require you to reach Tier 55. They’ll unlock immediately on the Premium Battle Pass track.

For example, if you buy the Season one Premium track, you’ll get instant access to Kiriko plus over 60 cosmetics to unlock, including five new legendary skins, one Epic skin, and the new Cyber Demon Genji, which is the first Overwatch 2’s new Mythic skins. Mythic skins allow you to customize certain parts of the skin such as its colors or patterns.

The Premium Battle Pass for Season One includes all of the free rewards plus the following:

  • Immediate access to Kiriko
  • 20% XP Battle Pass Boost
  • 1 Mythic Skin
  • 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

Comparing the two, the free track will get you 20 total rewards. However, the Premium track allows you to unlock an additional 60 rewards, for a total of 80, plus instant access to any new Hero that season.

In addition to the 80 tiers, there are also Prestige tiers. These take a bit longer to unlock but offer additional rewards. For Season One, there are 8 unique hero titles you can equip on your name cards.

Specific Prestige tier titles are only available during the season they are available, meaning you won’t be able to earn Season One titles during Season Two.

How to progress in the Battle Pass

You’ll earn experience towards the Battle Pass by simply playing the game. It’s unclear exactly how much XP is earned for each match, but you’ll also be able to complete daily and weekly challenges to earn significant XP as well. Grouping with friends will also earn a 20% XP boost on match XP. Should you purchase the Premium Battle Pass later in the season, you’ll automatically unlock all of the Premium tier rewards you previously earned but didn’t receive through free track.

Will Season One Battle Pass Rewards be available in future Seasons?

One thing that’s unclear — and Blizzard didn’t directly address this — is if Season One cosmetics will be available to earn or purchase individually in future seasons. Blizzard did specifically say Prestige tier items can only be earned during the season they are available, but they didn’t specifically mention the Battle Pass rewards.

Although you’ll be able to earn heroes introduced in earlier seasons in future seasons, It’s assumed that you’ll only be able to earn Battle Pass cosmetics during the season they are available. Many people prefer the Halo Infinite method which is to allow people to continue progressing through previous Battle Passes regardless of what season we’re on.