Overwatch 2: How To Unlock All Heroes [Proven Techniques]

Let me tell you how you can get access to every Overwatch 2 hero if you're a new player!

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With 70+ hours invested in Overwatch 2 (Battlenet Tag is Panther #31676), I am well-versed in the game and you can trust the information I am putting out in the guide. 

To unlock some of the Heroes in Overwatch 2, players who have never bought the original game must first finish the tutorial. Fans will subsequently be able to take the following 13 Heroes into multiplayer games after they have completed the tutorial:

Key Takeaways

  • Overwatch 2 is the newest entry to Blizzard’s acclaimed hero shooter.
  • For new experiences, players must unlock heroes.
  • Players who owned and played the original overwatch will already have the full roster of heroes available to play from the start.
  • New players will have to go through a tutorial to unlock 13 heroes. 
  • 2 new heroes will be available after logging into the game before the end of the first season. 
  • Kiriko will be available after either reaching tier 55 in the battle pass system or buying the premium battle pass for 1000 overwatch coins.
Tutorial through which players can unlock some of the heroes | Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming
Overwatch 2 Heroes
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As you get comfortable with the game and familiarize yourself with how it works, you will undoubtedly be interested in trying out other characters.

With the first 13 Heroes unlocked, players can set their sights on the remaining 19. To earn these Heroes, Overwatch players must complete “challenges,” which are simple to participate in designated numbers of matches.

Specifically, you’ll need to play 150 matches to have every character from the original game unlocked, though you’ll also begin unlocking heroes way before that threshold. For full clarity, here are the number of matches that are required for unlocking each Hero, and it is important to note that wins count as two matches after Ana has been obtained:

All the challenges in Overwatch 2 to unlock heroes | Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming
HeroNumber of Games to Unlock
Genji1 Game
D.Va2 Games
Cassidy3 Games
Ana4 Games
Hanzo9 Games
Junkrat12 Games
Roadhog15 Games
Symmetra20 Games
Zenyatta25 Games
Bastion30 Games
Sigma40 Games
Ashe50 Games
Brigitte60 Games
Mei70 Games
Doomfist85 Games
Baptiste100 Games
Sombra115 Games
Wrecking Ball130 Games
Echo150 Games
SojournLogin during Overwatch 2 Season 1
Junker QueenLogin during Overwatch 2 Season 1
All available and unlockable heroes in Overwatch 2 | Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming

Note that Overwatch 2’s new heroes like Kiriko are unlocked in a different way, which we’ll go over in the section below.

How to Unlock Kiriko

The new support hero named Kiriko in Overwatch 2 | Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming

To unlock new heroes like Kiriko in Overwatch 2, you need to reach Tier 55 on the seasonal Battle Pass that corresponds to the season when the new hero is released.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Focus on completing challenges to earn XP and level up your Battle Pass. Challenges include daily and weekly gameplay tasks, which contribute to your Battle Pass progression.
  2. You can maximize your XP gains by teaming up with other players, which provides a 20% XP boost. Grouping up is highly recommended to expedite your progress.
  3. If you’re in a hurry to unlock Kiriko or other heroes, you can purchase the Premium Battle Pass for 1,000 Overwatch Coins. This will grant you immediate access to the new hero.
  4. If you missed unlocking a hero during the season, don’t worry. Overwatch 2 allows players to unlock heroes from previous seasons by completing unique gameplay challenges. Additionally, you can use Overwatch Coins to purchase characters from previous seasons.

By focusing on challenges, leveling up your Battle Pass, and possibly using Overwatch Coins, you can unlock new heroes and enjoy the diverse gameplay options in Overwatch 2.

The Battlepass system | Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming

On the Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch, Overwatch 2 is currently available. It’s undoubtedly among the best competitive shooters currently available, and since it’s free to play, you have nothing to lose by giving it a try. As an alternative, gamers may buy the Overwatch 2: Watchpoint Pack, which includes 2,000 Overwatch Coins, access to the Premium Battle Pass for Season 1, and a number of exclusive Legendary skins.

All Heroes With Comparison

No.NameNumber of Games to Unlock
18Wrecking Ball130
20SojournLogin During Overwatch 2 season 1
21Junker QueenLogin During Overwatch 2 season 1

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