Unlock All Your Favourite Heroes in Overwatch 2 with This Quick Guide

Overwatch 2 has a wide range of vivid and unique playable heroes/characters, just like its predecessor. With so many exciting choices, players are bound to develop a liking for certain heroes. Unfortunately, most of these heroes are locked initially and must be unlocked before they can be selected for a game. 

Initially, players get access to only 13 heroes when logging in for the first time, but they can unlock all of them throughout their gameplay. 

Players can unlock all the heroes in Overwatch 2 by grinding unranked Quick Play games. Specifically, they need to play 150 matches to have every single character from the original game unlocked

Note that it is not a one-time bulk unlocking thing, and players will unlock a new hero after every few games. 

All the heroes in Overwatch 2 belong to one of the three different RPG-like categories: Tank, DPS, and Support. Players can select a hero belonging to a playstyle that suits them the most for the best result. 

The first 13 heroes that are already available in Overwatch 2 are as follows: 

  • Tank: Reinhardt, Winston, Orisa, Zarya 
  • Damage: Soldier: 76, Reaper, Pharah, Torbjorn, Tracer, Widowmaker 
  • Support: Mercy, Lucio, Moira 

Unlocking All the Heroes/Characters in Overwatch 2 

Unlock All Your Favourite Heroes in Overwatch 2 With This Quick Guide
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I. DPS Heroes 

Take a look at the table below to find out how many match(es) you need to play to unlock an Overwatch 2 DPS Hero: 

HERO How to Unlock (Required matches to play) 
Genji Complete 1 match 
Cassidy Complete 3 matches 
Hanzo Complete 9 matches 
Junkrat Complete 12 matches 
Symmetra Complete 20 matches 
Bastion Complete 30 matches 
Ashe Complete 50 matches 
Mei Complete 70 matches 
Sombra Complete 115 matches 
Echo Complete 150 matches 

II. Tank Heroes 

Unlock All Your Favourite Heroes in Overwatch 2 With This Quick Guide
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HERO How to Unlock (Required matches to play) 
D.VA Complete 2 matches 
Roadhog Complete 15 matches 
Sigma Complete 40 matches 
Doomfist Complete 85 matches 
Wrecking Ball Complete 130 matches 

III. Support Heroes 

HERO How to Unlock (Required matches to play) 
Ana Complete 4 matches 
Zenyatta Complete 25 matches 
Brigitte Complete 60 matches 
Baptiste Complete 100 matches 

These heroes aside, there are also a few new exciting hero additions to the game that can be unlocked in a different manner. 

How to unlock the new Overwatch 2 heroes? 

Unlock All Your Favourite Heroes in Overwatch 2 With This Quick Guide
Overwatch 2 Heroes
HERO Role How to Unlock 
Kiriko Support Reach tier 55 of the Battle Pass 
Junker Queen Tank Available instantly on login during Overwatch 2 Season 1 only to gamers who played the original Overwatch 
Sojourn Damage Available instantly on login during Overwatch 2 Season 1 only to gamers who played the original Overwatch 

As you can see, certain exclusive heroes like Kiriko can only be unlocked by ranking up the Battle Pass, which can be done by accumulating XP and levelling up. Players can gain XP by completing matches and finishing daily/weekly challenges. Alternatively, they can also purchase the Premium Battle Pass reward track to instantly gain access to the new hero. 

About Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 is an upcoming first-person shooter developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. The sequel to the 2016 hero shooter Overwatch, the game is intended to have a shared environment for player-versus-player (PvP) modes with the first game while introducing persistent cooperative modes. A major change in PvP was to reduce team sizes from six to five, which required several characters to be reworked.

Overwatch 2 is set to launch as free-to-play on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S in early access on October 4, 2022. It will feature full cross-platform play.

Vansh Gulati

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