Overwatch 2’s new heroes won’t be free

Promotional image from Overwatch 2 featuring heroes Sojourn, Brigitte, and Zenyatta in action poses.
New information suggests Overwatch 2 heroes will be gated behind battle pass progression. | Image: Blizzard Entertainment

When Overwatch 2 launches on October 4th, fans might have to get on the grind wheel to unlock the newest heroes. A tweet from Jon Spector, Overwatch’s commercial lead, indicates new heroes will be gated behind battle pass progression, saying that “new Overwatch 2 heroes will be available on the free track of the Battle Pass.”

Spector’s tweet appears to reference a description of Overwatch 2’s Watchpoint Pack, a purchasable content bundle that grants buyers all kinds of goodies, including skins, in-game currency, and access to the season 1 premium battle pass.

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Author: Ash Parrish