Does Currency Carry Over to Overwatch 2?


Players who amassed Overwatch Credits in the original Overwatch will be wondering if the currency carries over to Overwatch 2.

With the launch of Overwatch 2 many players have encountered numerous problems, largely related to server issues and bugs. From "Unexpected Server Errors" to missing cosmetics, players have been left feeling a bit confused. One thing that many are keen to find out is whether or not their currency from the original Overwatch carries over now that the game is officially dead.

With Overwatch 2 following a free-to-play model, and introducing a new virtual currency called Overwatch Coins, it's easy to wonder if Overwatch Credits still have a place in the world.

Does Currency Carry Over to Overwatch 2?

Blizzard has confirmed that original Overwatch Credits will carry over into Overwatch 2 for players to use in the hero gallery on core launch cosmetics for new heroes. New heroes like Kiriko, Junker Queen, and Sojourn will have two legendary, one epic, and a few rare skins available to purchase with either original Credits or the new Overwatch Coins.

Original Overwatch Credits can also be used to buy other always-available items in the Hero Gallery for the 32 original heroes and some launch items in new cosmetic classes.

The idea could be to eventually move entirely over to the new currency, once players have used up their Overwatch Credits.