Overwatch 2 overload!
Blizzard had a lot to share on Overwatch 2 today, including a fresh look at Kiriko, the next character revealed for the sequel. You can check out Kiriko in action via the brand-new trailer above.
Kiriko supports her team through gentle healing, deadly precision, and fluid mobility. Kiriko will be instantly available for returning Overwatch 1 owners via the Founders Pack and will debut in the free and premium Battle Pass for new players.
Along with that, some new details were shared on Overwatch 2’s Battle Pass. Overwatch 2 is shifting to a seasonal model where we plan to deliver new content to the game every nine weeks in the form of new heroes, maps, game modes, premium cosmetics, and more.
Each season will feature a lot to explore—new experiences and ways to play—and will typically bring either a new hero or a new map, alternating each season. Each season will have a new Battle Pass, every one with a unique theme and up to 80+ unlockable tiers of cosmetics. We also plan on using the start of each season to make most of our hero balance changes so that everything always feels fresh and distinct.
With this new seasonal model, Loot Boxes are going away in Overwatch 2, and our new in-game shop will allow you to purchase exactly what you want with our new virtual currency, Overwatch Coins– what you see is exactly what you’re going to get. The shop will offer featured cosmetic items every week for all players, and in Season One, many of these cosmetics will follow a cyberpunk theme. Future seasons will have different themes for our cosmetics.
If you want to learn more about the Battle Pass, along with how the shop works, Hero Unlocks and more, you can check out Blizzard’s official FAQ here.