Ahead of its release this October, Blizzard has announced that cross-progression is coming to Overwatch 2.
With this, players will be able to merge multiple Overwatch accounts to carry progression and in-game cosmetics into a single profile.
While cross-progression is coming to the game, players with a linked console account will be prompted to select and confirm which accounts they want to merge starting August 17. Once this is done, the accounts will be merged by the release of Overwatch 2. Though take note that there will only be one opportunity to merge console accounts, so players need to be extra sure about the accounts they are merging.
Progress from linked console accounts will be stored on a player’s battle.net account. There, progress and in-game cosmetics will be shared.
In case you don’t get automatically prompted to link accounts on console, you can do the following steps:
- Login to Overwatch from your console account.
- Follow the on-screen prompts to scan a QR Code on your mobile phone.
- Enter the code displayed on your console to connect to or create your Blizzard Battle.net Account.
- Once complete, you will be prompted to confirm your account upon the next game login to merge your accounts.
Overwatch 2 will release on October 4, 2022, on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.
For more info on cross-progression, visit the official FAQ.