How to get Jade weapons in Overwatch 2: New Competitive reward explained

Emily Stander
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The Overwatch 2 Season 9 patch notes have been released, and it is introducing Jade weapon variants for players to unlock with Competitive points. Here is how to get Jade weapons in Overwatch 2. 

Gold weapons in Overwatch 2 have been a staple since the game’s predecessor, and they are special weapon variants players can unlock with Competitive points to change how a certain Hero’s gun looks. 

Now, the devs are introducing a new variant called Jade weapons. While they will still work similarly to Gold weapons, there are some changes to note. Here is how you can earn Jade weapons in Overwatch 2.

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How to unlock Jade weapons in Overwatch 2

You can unlock Jade weapons in Overwatch 2 by earning 3000 Competitive points and spending them in the Hero gallery for your selected Hero. 

Blizzard is introducing new 2024 Competitive points that can be used to earn Jade weapons. For each Competitive game completed, players will earn these points. Players will get the new points after wins and draws with more points being rewarded for wins:

  • Each win now grants 10 Competitive Points.
  • Each draw now grants 5 Competitive Points.
  • Each loss still grants 0 Competitive Points.

According to the patch notes, every match grants progress toward your Competitive Progression meter. After earning 30 you will receive an additional 100 Competitive Points. Wins award three progress toward your Competitive Progression meter while draws and losses award one progress.

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Once you have earned 3000 Competitive points, you will be able to unlock a Jade weapon variant for a single Hero of your choice.

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You can unlock Jade weapons with 3000 Competitive points in Season 9.

Overwatch 2 Season 9 brings change to Gold weapons

With the introduction of Jade weapons in Overwatch 2, the way you earn Gold weapon variants will change

Leftover Competitive points at the end of Season 8 will turn into what Blizzard have called “Legacy Competitive points.” Legacy Competitive points can be used to purchase Gold weapons. 

At the end of each Competitive year, if players have any Competitive points left over, those will also be changed to Legacy Competitive points. So, while Gold weapons remain available to purchase, they will just be a bit slower to earn. 

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Season 9 will also introduce a change to Competitive challenges that grant Competitive points. As a result, you have until the end of Season 8 to log in and claim any current Competitive challenges from previous seasons. After that, they will disappear. 

How to equip Jade weapons in Overwatch 2

To equip Jade weapon variants in Overwatch 2, players can choose the Hero they want to get them for, purchase them, and equip them in the Hero weapon menu. 

To purchase and equip Jade weapon variants, you can follow these steps: 

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  1. Go to the Heroes menu on the main menu screen.
  2. Click on the Hero you want to purchase a Jade weapon for. 
  3. Scroll down to ‘Weapon Variants’ in the Hero menu. 
  4. Select the weapon variant you want to purchase and click ‘Unlock.’
  5. Equip the weapon variant from the same menu.

Overwatch 2 Season 9 is arriving on February 13. If you want to know more about the game, you can check out our list of guides below.

Best Overwatch 2 PC settings | Best Overwatch 2 Heroes | Who is the most popular Overwatch 2 Hero | Is Overwatch 2 split-screen? | How to spectate matches in Overwatch 2 | Best Overwatch 2 controller settings: Controller layout, sensitivity, Aim Assist, Gyro, more | Overwatch 2 ranks: SR, skill tiers, rewards

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About The Author

Emily is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. Most of the time, you can find her playing RPGs and platformers - but she enjoys engaging in the rage of Overwatch 2 or Apex Legends from time to time. Emily has a Masters in Media Studies and has been working as a journalist for over 5 years, both freelance and full-time. You can contact her at [email protected]