Overwatch 2, will launch on Oct. 4 and it will be free-to-play on PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. With a couple of months to go for Overwatch 2 to be released, existing players are wondering if you have to buy Overwatch 2 if you’ve already purchased the first Overwatch.
Overwatch 2 will be free-to-play when it launches in October. This means that existing and new players do not have to pay to play the PvP game, but there are some questions that remain regarding the PvE content set to come later.
Do You Have to Buy Overwatch 2 if You Have Overwatch?
Blizzard has not clarified if the PvE content will be included in the free-to-play model or if players will have to pay to have access. If PvE is paid content, players will have the option to upgrade to gain access to PvE or continue to play PvP in Overwatch 2 for free.
Can You Access Your Loot in Overwatch 2?
Current Overwatch players will have their, "accomplishments and loot collections will be carried forward to Overwatch 2. That means you’ll keep your skins, player icons, sprays, emotes, and more,” as Blizzard stated.