With the release of Overwatch 2, the monetization system of the game is seeing a drastic change. Blizzard is going away from the box model to embrace a free-to-play, Battle Pass focused system. And in this article, we’ll see what Overwatch 2 Season 1 battle pass has to offer and if its worth purchasing.
Overwatch 2 has a free and premium tier like any other battle pass. However, it does not feature two tracks like many others. Instead, certain levels are considered free, and when you reach those levels, you get the rewards. Also, we have to mention not owning the premium pass gives you nothing, even if you level up the premium levels to get to the free ones.
Overwatch 2 Battle Pass price
There are 2 different types of paid battle pass, other than the free track. The regular paid battle pass costs 1000 Overwatch Coins which actually costs around $10 (price may vary depending on your region), the premium one which adds +20 bonus tiers costs 2200 Overwatch Coins.
The battle pass contains a lot of skins and emotes, as well as some other less exciting stuff. It has a total of 80 tiers, and you get a 20% XP boost if you own the premium pass. Now, let us go through the battle pass and point out all the items worth getting from it.
Overwatch 2 Season 1 Battle Pass breakdown
Season 1 battle pass of overwatch has 80 tiers in total. But not all of it is a good reward. There are a lot of filler rewards in it to increase the levels of these battle passes. So we will check all eight pages of the battle pass and go through all the significant rewards on each page:
Page 1: Tier 1-10
On the first tier of the premium pass, you get four rewards: The new hero Kiriko, a D. Va skin, a 20% XP boost for the whole season, and a Cybermari weapon charm. This new D. Va skin has custom sound effects to complement the EDM aesthetic.
Tier 2 has a free player icon, and tier 3 has a name card that will show up behind your name in ranked. Tier 4 and 9 contain voice lines for Moira and Lucio, respectively. Tier 5 has a premium Reaper emote, while tier 6 is a free Mei emote. Tier 8 is called a Souvenir, which is also a type of emote in Overwatch 2. And at the end of the page, at tier 10, we have a Winston Epic skin.
Page 2: Tier 11-20
The biggest reward of the 2nd page of the Overwatch 2 Season 1 battle pass is the Hinotori Skin for Kiriko that you unlock at Tier 20. You also get a free epic emote for Soldier 76 and a voice line for Zenyatta from the free pass here. Other rewards contain a player icon at tier 11, two name cards at tier 12 and 18, a Sojourn emote at tier 16, a weapon charm at tier 15, and some sprays at tier 14 and 17.
Page 3: Tier 21-30
Page 3 also has the usual items you find on the previous pages. Here you can get a free Souvenir on tier 23 and a cute cat name card on tier 28. Other rewards contain a player icon at tier 21 and sprays at tier 22 and 27. A victory pose for Sombra at tier 24; a Baptiste emote at tier 26; two voice lines at tier 25 and 29 for Kiriko and Hanzo, respectively. The main reward for this page is the legendary Sojourn skin unlocks at tier 30.
Page 4: Tier 31-40
Page 4 has an Epic skin for Junker Queen at tier 40. Another notable rewards are tracer highlight intro at tier 33. This is the same intro we have seen in many of the trailers leading up to the release. You get a nice Brigitte victory pose on the free tier of 36.
Page 5: Tier 41-50
Page 5 has some good rewards. At tier 42, we get another Souvenir piece. There is a free Junkrat emote you can unlock for free at tier 46. But at tier 50, you get one of the best skins the game has to offer. This is a Mercy skin named Miko.
Page 6: Tier 51-60
Overwatch 2 Season 1 batle pass page 6 has some interesting mechanics. On tier 55 on this page, if you don’t own the premium Battle Pass, you will unlock the new hero Kiriko. But if you have the premium one, then you will get a weapon charm in this tier. Other free rewards consist of a spray at tier 51 and a Genji voice line at tier 58.
We get another skin at tier 60. This time, it is a Pharah legendary skin. Other notable premium rewards are D.Va highlight intro at tier 53, and Roadhog victory pose at tier 59.
Page 7: Tier 61-70
Page 7 has the Cassidy forest ranger skin at tier 70. This is a skin you will get for free. That means you will get this skin even if you don’t have the premium battle pass. While it is not the best Cassidy skin in the game, you can use it as a new player. Other reward features a Hanzo emote at tier 64 and Echo victory pose at tier 66.
Page 8: Tier 71-80
Page 8 is the final page of the battle pass. You will get a Junker Queen victory pose and Ash highlight intro at tiers 77 and 78. The main attraction of this page is the Mythic Genji skin achieved at the final tier of the Battle Pass.
Mythic is a whole new tier the devs have added to Overwatch 2. The first Mythic tier item is this Genji Skin. Compared to many other FPS games in the genre, this skin alone could have been priced more than the whole battle pass. But the devs put it into the battle pass.
This skin is called Cyber Demon Genji. This is a customizable skin with different presets. You will get two different kinds of blades, three different types of body paint patterns, three different types of masks and three different types of body paint colours with this skin.
You are free to choose, mix, and match between all the options to make your own unique Genji. And on top of that, it has an extra custom animation where the masks open up to show a skull-like face underneath.
Is Overwatch 2 Season 1 battle pass worth for free-to-play players
The free track of the Overwatch 2 season 1 battle pass is a letdown, to say the least. The newest hero is the only good thing you get from the free tier, along with a Cassidy skin. But if we are talking about the premium tier, the value for money is insane compared to the other games.
If you are starting new and not sure which hero you should go with, make sure to check our Overwatch 2 tier list.
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