You need to link your console account to Battle.net if you want to bring your progression into Overwatch 2. Here’s how to do it.
It's been some time since Overwatch 2's release. One of the biggest changes with Overwatch 2's release was the requirement for players to merge their accounts together. Here's how to link and merge your Overwatch 2 accounts across PC and console.
How to link the Overwatch console with battle.net?
- If you haven’t already, complete your battle.net account registration here.
- Go to https://account.battle.net/connections and check your connections tab
- In the ‘Connected Accounts Section’ check for XBOX Live, Nintendo and Playstation Network connections.
- If your battle.net account already has a console account linked to it. Each Battle.net account may only have one PSN, one XBox Live, and one Nintendo Switch account linked to it.
- Check if your console account is already linked to a different Battle.net account. The same console account cannot be linked to multiple Battle.net accounts
- Un-link wrong accounts
- Link the correct account
How to bring my Overwatch 1 progress into Overwatch 2?
Blizzard games featuring Cross-Progression store your progress on your Battle.net account, not your Console account. After Cross-Progression is enabled, and your Console and Battle.net accounts have merged, the Console account will no longer contain your progress such as cosmetics, Overwatch 1 credits, competitive points, and golden weapons unless it is linked to your Battle.net account.
Overwatch 2 has a unified system wherein progress from consoles and PC will reflect on your Overwatch 2 account. This means polayers can take their progress irrespecitve of the platform they are playing on and can continue to display their favorite skins and carry their currency with them. Overwatch 2 requires a battle.net account to play, so you have to merge your Console account with battle.net if you wish to bring your achievements from Overwatch 1 into the free-to-play game.
Overwatch 2 went live on October 4 amidst much fan-fare. Twitch streamers and several returning players have flocked to the game and have praised the game’s visuals and feel. Overall, Overwatch 2 seems to be a decent success so far.