Part of Overwatch 2's excitement is getting to see the new heroes at the launch. However, this may not be possible. According to recent leaks, the only way to unlock the new heroes will be through completion of battle pass missions.
According to Overwatch's commercial head and vice president, many players feared that the new Overwatch 2 heroes would be stuck behind a paywall.
Spector said he'll update some incomplete information before the launch about the Overwatch 2 Battle Pass.
We'll be updating all information about our Overwatch 2 Battle Pass before the release, but want to confirm that new Overwatch 2 heroes will be available on the free track of the Battle Pass.
If a player fails to unlock a new heroin in Overwatch 2, Spector was asked if the heroes would be forever locked. Players will have free paths to get new heroes in future seasons as well, meaning that fans should have more than one opportunity to unlock a new heroin in Overwatch 2.
In future seasons, we will have free paths to take you on new adventures.
Overwatchers have felt that Blizzard is making a mistake in releasing new heroes, even after Spector clarified that the new heroes would be on the free path in Overwatch 2.
Overwatch 2's early access will begin on October 4.