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Overwatch 2 introduces new hero progression system

By Olivia Richman


Jun 22, 2023

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PvE may be no longer, but that hasn’t stopped Overwatch 2 developers from revealing an abundance of new content in upcoming seasons. Most recently, it was announced that Season 6 would be getting a hero progression system.

During a livestream to go over more details on the upcoming Overwatch 2: Invasion season, game director Aaron Keller went over the hero progression system and how it will work and reward players.

What is hero progression in Overwatch 2?

You may have noticed when you switched to Overwatch 2 that the player ranking system from the previous title was removed. But a new progression system is finally coming in Season 6.

This new hero progression system is focused on individual hero performances. Every hero will have their own categories you can level up. There is no cap to the amount of levels you can reach, according to Keller, as a way to keep players motivated to keep going and not focus on completing certain stats.

But as you level up different categories, you’ll earn emblems and badges. As you progress further, you’ll unlock name cards as well.

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Overwatch 2 players will be able to check their career profile to see how they have progressed. You’ll be able to get a deep understanding of how you play each hero by checking out the level you’ve reached for each category.

The hero progression system will be released with Overwatch 2: Invasion on August 10, 2023.


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