A lot of news has fallen on Overwatch 2 battle pass today after some details about it leaked last week. Players now have more official details on what Monitor 2 the battle pass will look like and what will be included.
The battle pass was explained in detail in a blog post published this morning, and the free track and the premium option were discussed. Some rewards will be available on both, but what fans really wanted to know were the details regarding how to unlock heroes.
In a screenshot shared on the blog page, it shows the new hero Kiriko behind level 55 in the free battle pass. This is exactly what gamers feared, and while the developers explained their reasoning behind the decision, social media is still buzzing with angry gamers.
Aside from the first season, where anyone who’s ever purchased Monitoring 1 will have access to Kiriko right away, new heroes will need to be earned starting in season two if they choose the free battle pass. Players who own Monitoring 1 will also have access to Junker Queen and Sojourn by connecting to OW2 as part of the Founder’s Pack.
Monitor 2 The Season 1 Battle Pass Explained
The season one battle pass will feature 20 tiers that will reward players with two epic skins, a weapon charm, two keepsakes, a highlight intro, prestige tier titles, and more. No purchase is required for players to access this Battle Pass track.
The premium battle pass will include 80 tiers of rewards, including the game’s first mythic tier skin, which will be given to Genji, and other cosmetic items. The premium track also includes instant access to Kiriko instead of needing to earn her.
There are over 60 cosmetic items players can unlock through the premium tier, including five new legendary skins, one epic skin, and the Cyber Demon Genji Mythic skin. The new Mythic skin is customizable and allows players to layer color schemes and patterns. A new mythic skin will be available in the premium tier each season.
How much does the Monitor 2 battle pass cost?
There will be a new currency in OW2 called Surveillance Coins and the battle pass will cost 1,000, which equals $10. Surveillance Coins can be purchased directly in-game or earned in-game by completing weekly challenges. Those who purchased the Watchpoint Bundle will automatically gain access to the premium Season 1 Battle Pass.
No details on the amount Surveillance The coins that players can earn have not yet been released. The blog post states that players can earn more currency by completing weekly challenges, but it’s unclear if players can earn enough to pay for the next premium battle pass with coins earned from weekly challenges.
Players who choose the free battle pass but later change their mind will be able to purchase the premium track and any rewards that would have been earned up to the level the player is currently at will be awarded at that time.
How Monitor 2 battle pass progress will work
Overwatch 2 Battle pass progression will work the same as in other games. Players will progress through the battle pass just by playing the game. Completing daily and weekly challenges will allow players to move through the battle pass faster with the extra experience. Players who band together will also get an additional 20% increase in experience on match XP.
On October 4, players will get a hands-on preview of the battle pass, new heroes, a new map, and more. the original Surveillance game will be replaced by Monitor 2 that day, and the last day for players to experience the original will be October 2.