With the release of Overwatch 2 getting closer, fans have been wondering whether or not the game will feature cross-progression. With the recent unveiling of the new battle pass and free-to-play model, Activision Blizzard also announced that Overwatch 2 would feature cross-progression.
Cross-progression systems have been growing in popularity in recent years, with titles such as Fortnite, Rocket League, and SMITE all implementing their own means of saving progress and content across different platforms.
The system is much more popular with free-to-play games, so it makes sense that Overwatch 2 would get a new cross-progression system with their shift to a free-to-play model.
Overwatch 2 to Feature Cross-Progression
The announcement of cross-progression in Overwatch 2 comes with a list of changes that Activision Blizzard hopes will reignite interest in their hit team-based shooter. Among them is their focus on a seasonal model that will consistently put new content into the game. Players will be able to take advantage of the cross-progression system to access that new content across platforms.
The new cross-progression system should also work well with the new battle pass feature coming to Overwatch 2. One purchase of the battle pass to access all your skins across platforms should be enough to convince some players to take the plunge. Activision Blizzard are relying on that in order to keep producing content for years to come.