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How to pre-download Overwatch 2 Invasion

A quick guide on how to pre-download Overwatch 2 Season 6 content ahead of time.

Overwatch 2 Invasion is almost here, and players can pre-download it ahead of its launch date of Aug. 10. Read on for the step-by-step instructions on how to pre-download Overwatch 2 Invasion and more!

How to pre-download Overwatch 2 Invasion

To pre-download Overwatch 2 Invasion, launch the Battle.net app on your PC and log in to your account. Next, select Overwatch 2 in the game bar located near the top of the launcher. Navigate to the bottom-left area and click on the gear icon located next to the "Play" button. Select "Check for Updates" and wait for the download to finish up.

  1. Launch Battle.net
  2. Log in to your Battle.net account
  3. Select Overwatch 2
  4. Press the gear icon next to the "Play" button"
  5. Click on "Check for Updates"
  6. Pre-download the Overwatch 2 Invasion content

Once the download is finished, the green text below the "Play" button should read, "Pre-release content downloaded."

Overwatch 2 Invasion pre-download (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwatch 2 Invasion pre-download (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

What to expect in the content update

Overwatch 2 Invasion takes place at the start of Overwatch 2 Season 6. It features PvE Story Missions that involve Null Sector and some of our beloved heroes. Access to these Story Missions, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Toronto, and Gothenburg, requires either the Overwatch 2 Invasion Bundle or Overwatch 2 Ultimate Invasion Bundle.

Here's what each bundle includes:

  • Invasion Bundle ($15 USD)
    • Access to the Overwatch 2 Invasion Story Missions
    • 1,000 Overwatch Coins
    • Legendary Sojourn skin
    • Sojourn as a playable hero
  • Ultimate Invasion Bundle ($40 USD)
    • Access to the Overwatch 2 Invasion Story Missions
    • 2,000 Overwatch Coins in total
    • Legendary Sojourn skin
    • Sojourn as a playable hero
    • Null Sector Premium Battle Pass with 20 Battle Pass skips
    • Two legendary skins for Cassidy and Kiriko
A new support hero will enter Overwatch 2 Season 6 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
A new support hero will enter Overwatch 2 Season 6 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Everything to know about Overwatch 2 Season 6

In addition to the PvE Story Missions, the next season of Overwatch 2 boasts a brand-new hero, player progression system, New Junk City and Suravasa as the PvP Flashpoint maps, an Event Mission, and the new Hero Mastery mode. The Hero Mastery mode, in particular, is set to launch in September as opposed to Aug. 10.

Overwatch 2 Suravasa map screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwatch 2 Suravasa map screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

"In order to deliver the best possible experience for the new Hero Mastery mode, we are postponing the launch of the mode to our Overwatch 2: Invasion mid-season update in September. Thank you for understanding," Blizzard stated in an update.

That's all for now. Are you ready for Overwatch 2 Invasion? Stay tuned on esports.gg for more news and updates!