Blizzard has announced that Overwatch 2 is getting cross-progression which will let players carry over their skins, battle pass, and more from PC to consoles and vice versa.
In a blog post on the official Overwatch website, developers explained that players will be able to merge their Overwatch 2 accounts from PC and consoles into one Battle.net account, meaning progression and in-game cosmetics will be available across all platforms, from consoles to PC. This includes gameplay stats, settings, and ranks.
This gives players the chance to freely switch between the three different Overwatch 2 platforms. Not only that but it means that with the game set to be free-to-play, this allows players to easily party up with friends.
Players can already merge accounts now by logging into their console account and choosing all the accounts they want to merge. The merge won’t be finalized until Overwatch 2 launches on October 4.
Only one account per platform can be merged. This means players with multiple PC accounts will have to choose one to merge with their other accounts. Only one account from Xbox, PlayStation, and PC can be connected to the same Battle.net account login.
Keep in mind that players will need to be certain they want to merge their accounts before doing so since there will be no way to un-merge accounts after they are officially combined. This is still worth doing for anyone that has juggled both PC and console play over the years.
PC players with a Battle.net account will have their progress in Overwatch 1 automatically carried over to Overwatch 2. Players on console, however, will have to start merging their account to Battle.net before the game launches or all their progress will be lost.
Like other competitive titles, gamers will need to have a Battle.net account as a requirement when Overwatch 2 comes out. Console players should absolutely make sure to register and set things up before October 4 to ensure they get to keep everything they’ve unlocked over the years.