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Here is how the Overwatch 2 Season 1 Battle Pass works

By Olivia Richman


Sep 15, 2022

Reading time: 3 min

Overwatch 2 is introducing battle passes to Overwatch, starting with the Season 1 Battle Pass.

With battle passes being new to Overwatch, fans have been curious and concerned about the concept being added to the shooter. Blizzard has given some insight into the battle pass ahead of Overwatch 2’s launch on October 4.

How much is the Overwatch 2 Season 1 Battle Pass?

Overwatch 2 is free-to-play but many players were concerned that the battle pass would cost money or that there would be an abundance of micro-transactions.

The Season 1 Battle Pass is free, meaning players can grind through the pass and unlock some of the content without spending any money.

But if you want everything in Season 1, you’ll have to purchase the premium battle pass, which is 1,000 Overwatch Coins, about $10. This in-game currency can also be earned through weekly challenges, meaning you can retroactively unlock everything in the Season 1 Battle Pass without spending actual money if you grind hard enough.

How do you unlock Kiriko?

Kiriko is the newest support hero coming to Overwatch 2. She is tied to the battle pass and has to be unlocked, which had many fans feeling frustrated.

Kiriko can be unlocked for free, fortunately. To do so, players have to reach Tier 55 on the battle pass’ free track. This could take a few days or more, depending how hard you grind. For those who want Kiriko immediately, she can be instantly unlocked by purchasing the premium battle pass for $10.

New skins available in Season 1 Battle Pass

The Overwatch 2 Season 1 Battle pass doesn’t only have Kiriko. It also includes the first-ever “mythic” rarity skin. The first mythic skin will be Cyber Demon Genji, which gives him glowing tattoos and a new hairstyle.

It’s unclear what tier the mythic skin will be behind, but many are speculating that it’s going to be the final reward, which is tier 80.

Once players reach tier 80, they gain access to prestige tiers, which can be shown in the player’s profile. This is done with a unique title, making it known that the player reached the prestige tier during that season. Each season will have its own set of Prestige Tier titles, making players more frantic to show them off each season before they’re gone.

Overwatch 2 Season 1 Battle Pass free rewards

The exact tiers of the season 1 battle pass are still a mystery but fans have a good idea what will be included on the free track. The list of rewards will include:

  • New support hero Kiriko
  • 2 Legendary skins
  • 2 weapon charms
  • 2 souvenirs
  • 1 highlight intro

There will be 15 additional items, which are currently unknown.

Premium battle pass rewards for season 1

For those willing to spend a bit of cash, there will be even more rewards to unlock in the Season 1 battle pass. This has left a bad taste in some players’ mouths since every cosmetic was free in the first Overwatch title.

Here are some confirmed items coming to the premium season 1 battle pass:

  • Immediate access to Kiriko
  • 15% XP Battle Pass Boost
  • 1 Mythic skin
  • 5 Legendary skins
  • 2 Epic skins
  • 3 Play of the game intros
  • 4 weapon charms
  • 3 emotes
  • 3 souvenirs
  • 6 poses
  • 6 name cards
  • 8 player icons
  • 11 voice lines
  • 12 sprays

Remember, these can be unlocked for free by grinding through in-game challenges each week, meaning it’s not necessary to pay.

The Season 1 battle pass will drop on October 4 right when Overwatch 2 is launched.