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How to get free Overwatch Coins

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A guide on how to get free Overwatch Coins and how to earn Microsoft Rewards Points.

Overwatch 2 players can now get free Overwatch Coins by redeeming Microsoft Rewards Points. Read on for details.
How to get Overwatch Coins for free. Screenshot via Microsoft.
How to get Overwatch Coins for free. Screenshot via Microsoft.

Can you get Overwatch Coins for free?

You can get Overwatch Coins for free by redeeming Microsoft Rewards Points. Head to the Microsoft Rewards page and log in to your account. Click the "Redeem" tab. Then click the "Overwatch Coins Digital Code" reward. Next, set your goal of how many Overwatch Coins you want to earn.
  • Visit the rewards page
  • Press the "Redeem" tab
  • Click on the "Overwatch Coins Digital Code" reward
  • Set your goal and earn Microsoft Rewards Points
  • Collect enough Microsoft Rewards Points for an Overwatch Coins Digital Code
  • Enter the code into the "Redeem a Code" section of your Battle.net "Account Overview" page.
"Codes must be redeemed on or before December 31, 2023," according to Microsoft.
Overwatch Coins exchange rate. Screenshot via Microsoft.
Overwatch Coins exchange rate. Screenshot via Microsoft.

How much is 1,000 Overwatch Coins?

According to the website, 1,000 Overwatch Coins require redeeming 10,000 Microsoft Rewards Points. Meanwhile, 500 Overwatch Coins require 5,000 points. Finally, 200 Overwatch Coins require 1,800 points.
  • 1,000 Overwatch Coins = 10,000 Microsoft Rewards Points
  • 500 Overwatch Coins = 5,000 Microsoft Rewards Points
  • 200 Overwatch Coins = 1,800 Microsoft Rewards Points
How to earn  Microsoft Rewards Points. Screenshot via Microsoft.
How to earn Microsoft Rewards Points. Screenshot via Microsoft.

How to earn Microsoft Rewards Points

If you're new to the Microsoft Rewards Points system, then you'll go through a tutorial upon login. The tutorial earns you 75 points. Exit the tutorial and visit the main rewards page. Under the "Earn" tab, there are several ways to earn points. There are three activities that refresh daily as well. When you complete a set of these, you go into a streak and can unlock streak bonuses. The amount of points you can earn may also vary by location.
Here's how you can earn more Microsoft Reward Points to get Overwatch Coins:
  • Complete the tutorial
  • Search with Bing on mobile or PC
  • Get the Microsoft Rewards Chrome extension
  • Do the three daily activities three days in a row
  • Complete more activities such as quizzes and bonus quizzes
  • Install the Microsoft Bing mobile app
  • Earn points when you shop with Microsoft
You can also use Microsoft Rewards Points to enter for a chance to win an Overwatch 2 custom Xbox Series X bundle that features Ramattra. This particular contest ends on January 31, 2023, according to the website.
Overwatch 2 Custom Xbox Series X bundle. Screenshot via Microsoft.
Overwatch 2 Custom Xbox Series X bundle. Screenshot via Microsoft.

What are Overwatch Coins?

Overwatch Coins refer to an in-game currency for Overwatch 2 players. These coins can be used to buy an Overwatch 2 Premium Battle Pass alongside in-game cosmetics. If you have a Premium Battle Pass, you can use these Overwatch Coins to unlock the different in-game tiers as well.
In addition to getting these coins via Microsoft Rewards Points, you can purchase them through the Battle.net shop. It's $10 USD for 1,000 Overwatch Coins, which is also the amount needed to get the Premium Battle Pass.
Amy Chen
Amy Chen
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Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!