Overwatch made a name for itself with its wide array of diverse heroes to play as. Its sequel Overwatch 2 has launched with the whole original roster returning along with three new heroes. Overwatch 2 debuted with the new heroes Junker Queen and Sojourn. One more hero was also made available but players must meet requirements in order to unlock Kiriko for free in Overwatch 2.
How to Get Kiriko for Free in Overwatch 2
Kiriko is a new support hero available now in Overwatch 2. There are a few ways to unlock her but most of them involve purchasing the character. Players who bought the Founder's Pack for Overwatch 2 can instantly unlock Kiriko for the price of $39.99 along with the other perks that the Founder's Pack includes.
If $40 for one hero seems like too much then another cheaper option is to purchase the Premium battle pass for 1,100 Overwatch coins. This will also give players instant access to Kiriko for a considerably cheaper price of $10 for the Premium battle pass.
It is important to note that the reason Blizzard has decided to sell seasonal battle passes is that unlike the first game Overwatch 2 has transitioned to a free-to-play model which means that practices like this are to be expected.
For those that rather not pay but still would like to play as new heroes like Kiriko there is one way to unlock her for free. Players will have to reach tier 55 in the battle pass for season one of Overwatch 2. A large amount of game time might be needed and newer players will already have their hands full unlocking older characters through completing matches.
Blizzard has assured fans who miss out or do not reach far enough into the battle pass by the end of season one will have other opportunities to unlock these heroes.