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How to merge an existing Overwatch account with Overwatch 2

Make the connection!

Merging your Overwatch account to Overwatch 2 is an important step in getting started and, alongside setting up SMS Protection, is something players will need to do when starting up the game.

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How do you merge Overwatch accounts to Overwatch 2

Connecting accounts to can be confusing without help, so players can follow the steps below to connect their desired accounts.

  1. Head to the website and sign into the account you will be playing Overwatch 2.
  2. Navigate to the Account Setting section of the site.
  3. Once on the Account Settings page, find the Connections tab in the sidebar.
  4. On the Connections tab, players can connect their various accounts (Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation, Google, Twitch, ETC). It is important to attach the accounts where Overwatch has been played and the platform where Overwatch 2 will be played.

It is important to note that the account linked the first time is pretty set in stone. Players can change which accounts are linked to their account, but they will have to wait a while before switching connected accounts once they are set.

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What does merging accounts do in Overwatch 2?

Merging accounts allows players to keep the progress they have earned in Overwatch, so they don't have to start from the ground up in Overwatch 2. Skins and most unlocks will port over once the accounts have been connected, so this is great news for returning Overwatch players.

Interested in other helpful Overwatch 2 guides and want to read more? Check out Who is Junker Queen in Overwatch 2? - Abilities Overview on Pro Game Guides!

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CJ is a freelance writer with a passion for modern and retro video games, with an emphasis on RPGs and Pokemon games. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his cat and drinking way too much coffee.

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