When Overwatch 2 launches in Early Access in October, Overwatch Coins will carry over to the new game. Players were worried that their current coins would become obsolete, but it seems that the only thing that will completely disappear are loot chests, which will automatically open to players before launch day.
Overwatch coins roll into Overwatch 2
Existing Overwatch Coins such as Credits, OWL Tokens and Competitive Points with players will be transferred to Overwatch 2 according to Commercial Monitoring Command John Spector. The question was asked during a Reddit AMAand promised to provide a “more detailed explanation” of his answer at some point before the new game’s release in October. For now, he said, the new default currency will be the main currency for Overwatch 2 and there will be some items in the new game that players won’t be able to purchase with Overwatch credits.
The team also recognizes that there are “a lot of players Many loot boxes stackedBut players will not have to spend hours (in some cases) unlocking loot chests themselves, nor will they have to worry about losing them and their contents altogether. All unopened loot chests that a player owns in Overwatch will automatically open sometime before Overwatch 2 is launched in 4 Oct. All content in these loot boxes will be added directly to the player’s account. Spector did not say exactly when this would be, but we can assume it will be part of the “more detailed explanation” mentioned above.
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