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Players have grown attached to their Overwatch cosmetics collection that they’ve been building for years. And Overwatch 2 will honor that by letting players import every cosmetic from the first game. But that’s not all it will be importing as the sequel will also have every hero and map from the first game. That first will also get any new heroes that Overwatch 2 introduces.
Jeff Kaplan announced the news on the stage at BlizzCon.
“For all original players of Overwatch, you will get to play on all of the same maps as Overwatch 2 players including all of the brand new maps that are coming to Overwatch 2 and you will get to play with all of the same heroes as Overwatch 2 players,” shared Kaplan. “It will be a shared multiplayer environment where no one gets left behind.”
It wasn’t quite clear if this means original Overwatch players will be able to play with Overwatch 2 players, as they both might just get the same content but have to play within their own ecosystems. The game’s website did clear that up, saying both games would battle “side-by-side.” Regardless, users will be able to have all of their skins and cosmetics that they’ve collected in the first game in Overwatch 2.
“The other thing that a lot of us are thinking about are all those cool accomplishments and cosmetics that we’ve been unlocking over the years,” said Kaplan. “How hard did you work for your Witch Mercy skin, for example? We want to make sure that all Overwatch cosmetics come forward to you into Overwatch 2 so all of your progress matters. Nothing is getting left behind. No one is getting left behind.”
Details are sparse as Blizzard didn’t reveal if cosmetics will be fluid between games, if the old game will get new cosmetics, or how the whole process will work. Regardless, it appears as though original Overwatch players aren’t getting left in the dust when its sequel releases.