Overwatch 2 PlayStation Plus players get free Specimen 28 Winston skin cover image

Overwatch 2 PlayStation Plus players get free Specimen 28 Winston skin

Here’s how to get this free legendary Winston skin plus how tier skips work if you’ve already completed the Overwatch 2 Season 8 Battle Pass.

PlayStation Plus members can now get the Overwatch 2 Bonus Pack item that includes a legendary Winston skin. The Overwatch 2 PlayStation Plus Bonus Pack also includes five Battle Pass tier skips. Read on for the instructions on how to claim these tier skips alongside the Specimen 28 Winston for free!

Overwatch 2 Specimen 28 Winston Skin Bonus Pack (Image via PlayStation Store)
Overwatch 2 Specimen 28 Winston Skin Bonus Pack (Image via PlayStation Store)

How do you get the Specimen 28 Winston skin?

To unlock the free Specimen 28 Winston skin in Overwatch 2, head over to the online PlayStation Store. Next, search for "Overwatch 2" to locate the in-game loot. You can also search for "Specimen Winston Bonus Pack." Claim the pack and launch Overwatch 2 to equip the free legendary Winston skin.

Note that this bundle is only available for PlayStation Plus members. If you're not already a subscriber to it, then you can select the "Subscribe and Buy" button to start the process of getting a membership.

The mythic Orisa skin is unlocked upon reaching tier 80 of the paid Battle Pass (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
The mythic Orisa skin is unlocked upon reaching tier 80 of the paid Battle Pass (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Free Overwatch 2 Battle Pass tier skips

According to the official PlayStation Store website, the Overwatch 2 Battle Pass tier skips do not apply to the tiers above 80. Instead, any bonus tier skips past tier 80 are banked for the game's next season.

"Tier skips will not apply to any battle pass level beyond level 80 and will not unlock prestige tiers. Any excess tier skips you purchase past level 80 are banked and will be automatically redeemed at launch of the following season," the website stated.

After reaching tier 80, Overwatch 2 Battle Pass tier skips are banked for next season (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
After reaching tier 80, Overwatch 2 Battle Pass tier skips are banked for next season (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Whenever a player reaches tier 80, they've technically completed the seasonal Overwatch 2 Battle Pass. Beyond tier 80 are prestige levels that grant unique player titles. These levels go up to 200. The Overwatch Season 8 Battle Pass, for example, features the Behemoth player title.

Overwatch 2 Season 8 Battle Pass prestige tiers (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwatch 2 Season 8 Battle Pass prestige tiers (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Other player titles in the current season include Easy Prey, Scavenger, Pack Animal, Tracker, Nocturnal Creature, Aerial Hunter, and Monster Slayer.

Prestige player titles (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Prestige player titles (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch 2: How to level up your Battle Pass faster

In addition to using tier skips or banked tier skips, another way to level up your seasonal Battle Pass faster is by completing your daily and weekly challenges. Throughout an Overwatch 2 season, there are typically also event challenges that grant bonus Battle Pass XP.

Overwatch 2 weekly challenges screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwatch 2 weekly challenges screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

You can be a bit strategic about challenge completion by doing more than one of them at the same time. For example, you can combine the challenge requiring a match win with the one that needs 15 eliminations or assists.

Complete daily challenges for Battle Pass XP (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Complete daily challenges for Battle Pass XP (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

In total, daily challenge Battle Pass XP amounts to 9,000 a day. You also get extra Battle Pass XP thanks to match wins, endurance bonuses, endorsements, and more.

Gain bonus Overwatch 2 Battle Pass XP through endorsements (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Gain bonus Overwatch 2 Battle Pass XP through endorsements (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

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