How to transfer Overwatch skins to Overwatch 2: Account merging guide

Liam Mackay
Baptiste in Overwatch 2

While Overwatch 2 is a sequel to the original game, players’ hard-earned cosmetics carry over. But you’ll need to ensure your accounts are merged if you want to transfer your Overwatch skins to Overwatch 2, so here’s how to merge your accounts.

The highly anticipated sequel to Blizzard’s hero shooter, Overwatch, is finally here. Although a sequel, Overwatch 2 can be considered a continuation of the original, bringing maps, modes, weapons, and heroes from the original game.

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While Overwatch has moved to pastures new, players can actually take everything they’ve earned to Overwatch 2. If you’re on console there are a couple of steps you’ll need to complete to transfer all of your skins and progression over.

Whether you’re on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, or PC, here’s how to merge your accounts and transfer your Overwatch skins to Overwatch 2.

How to transfer Overwatch skins to Overwatch 2 on Xbox & PlayStation

To transfer their Overwatch skins to Overwatch 2, Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch players will need to merge their console account with a Battle.net account.

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Unlike the original game, Overwatch 2 requires players to create a Battle.net account where all of their progression and cosmetics will exist on one cross-platform account. So if you’ve bought skins on different platforms, they’ll all transfer over to Overwatch 2.

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You can only merge one account per platform, so double-check that you’re linking the right account before proceeding with the steps below.

Here’s how to merge your console account with Battle.net:

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  1. Head to Battle.net and navigate to the Connections page
  2. Log in to Battle.net if you haven’t already
  3. Select Connect beside the account you wish to merge (e.g PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo)
  4. Follow the link to the PlayStation sign-in page, and log in with the account you wish to merge
  5. Once connected, launch Overwatch 2
  6. Click Continue on the ‘Cross Progression is here’ screen
  7. Hold either X or A to confirm your account merge
  8. Overwatch 2 will tell you that “your account is in queue to be merged” so simply wait, and all of your Overwatch skins and cosmetics will soon arrive
Moira in Overwatch

How to transfer Overwatch skins to Overwatch 2 on PC

Fortunately, if you’re an Overwatch PC player, you don’t need to merge accounts ahead of Overwatch 2 as you’re already playing through a Battle.net account.

Simply launch Overwatch 2 and everything you’ve earned or purchased in the original game will already be in your account.


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Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].