September 30, 2022

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Blizzard details Overwatch account merging ahead of cross-progression launch

Ahead of Overwatch 2’s early access launch in October, Blizzard is giving existing Overwatch players the opportunity to begin merging their various Overwatch 1 accounts as part of its preparations for the sequel’s new cross-progression feature, and it’s shared an FAQ on the process so players can start the transition now.

Cross-progression, which was confirmed for Overwatch 2’s release https://www.eurogamer.net/overwatch-2-launches-as-a-free-to-play-early-access-title-in-october, enables Overwatch players to continue their progress, and use any acquired cosmetics, across any platform using a single account. As such, those players that currently hold multiple accounts across several systems now have the opportunity to merge them into one.

As of yesterday, 16th August, all players with an Overwatch account on Xbox, PlayStation, or Switch will be prompted identify, select, and confirm which accounts they want to merge next time they log into the game. This requires linking to a Battle.net account (which is mandatory for Overwatch 2 anyway) so players will need to create one, if they haven’t done so previously, to compete the process.

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