All You Need To Know About Overwatch 2 And Its Cross-Progression!

Overwatch 2 is striving to be a fully inclusive shooter. Do you wonder if Blizzard has implemented crossplay? Also, will Overwatch 2 have any form of cross-progression? Let’s dive into it.

Crossplay has become a significant part of the gaming world and has greatly influenced popular titles like Fortnite and Rocket League.

The success of crossplay has led to games like Apex Legends and CoD Warzone embracing it, and gamers are eagerly waiting for Overwatch 2 to join the trend.

For a game with a large fan base like Overwatch, incorporating crossplay seems like the logical next step for the community and the brand. Despite the demand for crossplay and cross-progression in multiplayer games, developers do not see it as compulsory. So, has Blizzard decided to include these features in Overwatch 2?

Will Overwatch 2 have crossplay or cross-progression?

On June 12, 2022, Blizzard officially announced that Overwatch 2 will support crossplay across multiple platforms and enable players to carry over progress between these platforms, making the game more accessible and allowing for seamless gameplay continuity.

According to Blizzard’s statement: “Featuring a new five-versus-five multiplayer format with cross-platform play and cross-platform progression, Overwatch 2’s PvP experience is designed to offer incredible and fresh competitive gameplay with a new, free-to-play model, and major game updates such as new heroes, hero reworks, maps, modes, and premium cosmetics.”

Crossplay connects players across different platforms, allowing PC users to play with console players and enabling interactions between different console platforms like Nintendo Switch with Xbox and PlayStation with PC.

On the other hand, cross-progression allows you to switch from playing Overwatch 2 on your PS5 to a PC, seamlessly continuing your progress without any setbacks.

These additions bring great joy to fans, especially those who enjoyed the beta, and these new features are accessible to all players as the game is free-to-play.

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