The Overwatch account merging process has gone live, preparing for the Overwatch 2 cross-progression

The Overwatch account merging process has gone live, preparing for the Overwatch 2 cross-progression ...

The Overwatch 2 hero shooter will be available across all of its platforms when it launches in October. From now on, existing Overwatch players can merge their accounts across Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Windows PC, and Xbox, bringing their cosmetics, credits, and gameplay statistics into a single account.

In an extensive FAQ, Blizzard explains whats required to merge multiple Overwatch accounts, including, of course, a requirement for cross-play in Overwatch since 2021, as well as how things like in-game credits, Overwatch League tokens, and competitive and skill ratings will be handled.

Although there are a few limitations, players can only merge one account per platform, meaning that if you have multiple accounts on PC or multiple on one console, you'll have to choose which one to merge with your unified Battle.net account. Also, Overwatch League tokens purchased on Nintendo Switch will not be merged into a unified account.

The entire FAQ for Blizzards includes all of the information, but most of it appears to be straightforward, and is something Overwatch players should do before the game's early access release on October 4.