Overwatch 2: Cross-Progression is coming – PC and console share one account

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from Philip Sattler
Many of the changes coming with Overwatch 2 aren’t obvious at first glance. For example, the extensive graphic changes. Or the fact that the second version of the hero shooter will soon not only shine with cross-play, but also with cross-progression.

Gone are the days when shooters were a PC game-only thing. While there’s still debate over how well you can aim and keep up with a controller, Overwatch has shown what good shooter gameplay looks like on consoles for years.

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However, the banging in Overwatch has had a big catch so far – you had to choose. If you wanted to play on console AND PC, you needed two accounts, and thus two account progress. So if you have earned a skin on the PC, then keep it on the PC. It is not usable on the console.

This was particularly bitter because cross-play, i.e. interaction with friends on other platforms, worked wonderfully. In addition, cross-progression has also been used successfully in other Blizzard games such as Hearthstone or Diablo II Resurrected. Luckily, Overwatch 2 will change that.


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