How to Download Overwatch 2? For Free on All Platforms!
Overwatch 2 has officially launched, in case you didn’t hear. These instructions will help you get the game installed on your PC or console if you missed the pre-download window (new players had to wait until launch anyhow).
Automatic updates will download and install Overwatch 2 if you already have Overwatch 1 on your machine. Alternatively, you can access the Overwatch website on Battle.net or the Overwatch game tile on your console, access the options menu, and then pick “check for updates” (the language may be slightly different depending on the platform).
A Battle.net account is required to play on any platform. If you need a new one, this is the place to do it. To access Overwatch 2, you must have a working mobile phone number. Read on for more information about that:
Connecting your PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo account to Battle.net is a requirement for console players. After installing the game, you have the option of doing this in-game or online. There is a helpful support article on the topic available from Blizzard.
Because of the number of people who have inquired, I feel it is necessary to elaborate. Playing Overwatch 2 requires no additional purchases, including the $40 Watchpoint Pack. The new Overwatch doesn’t cost anything to jump into.
The Overwatch 2 Player Icon, as well as 2,000 Overwatch Coins (worth $20) and access to the Season 1 premium Battle Pass (worth $10), are all included in the Watchpoint Pack.
Download ‘Overwatch 2’ On PC
It is imperative that you verify your PC meets the minimum requirements before installing Overwatch 2. Look for them in this:
- If you haven’t already, download the Battle.net launcher from Blizzard’s website. This link should start the download.
- Follow the steps to install the launcher.
- Log in with your Battle.net credentials.
- Go to the Overwatch 2 page.
- Hit install.
The Overwatch 2 PC download is around 50 GB in size. Maximize your download rate by going to the launcher’s Settings by clicking the Battle.net icon in the upper left. You should disable “Limit download bandwidth” in the Downloads tab. Before doing so, you should probably check to see if anyone else is using your WiFi connection for a Zoom call.
Download ‘Overwatch 2’ On PS4 And PS5
On your PS4 or PS5, look for a game called Overwatch 2. It’s also available for remote download via the PlayStation Store or PS App for PS4 and PS5 consoles.
Download ‘Overwatch 2’ On Xbox
In your Xbox One, Xbox Series X, or Xbox Series S, look for Overwatch 2. Downloading it to your console can also begin from the Microsoft Store or the Xbox app.
Download ‘Overwatch 2’ On Nintendo Switch
Try browsing the Nintendo Switch marketplace for Overwatch 2. The Nintendo eShop is also a good place to begin downloading it.
Really, that’s all there is to know about —
Hold on there a sec! I may have forgotten about one possible system.
Download ‘Overwatch 2’ on Steam Deck
I cannot wait for the arrival of my Steam Deck. As soon as I finish playing Vampire Survivors, you can know that Overwatch 2 will be the first thing I do with it. Obviously, I haven’t had the chance to try out Steam Deck myself and install the game just yet, so I can’t provide any specific installation instructions.
Another writer, however, was successful in getting the game running on their Steam Deck. Even though the tutorial video they watched on YouTube was made for Overwatch 1, you should be able to utilize the exact same steps to install Overwatch 2 on your Steam Deck. The more information, the better, right?