With the release of Overwatch 2 Season 2, players are busy diving into the new meta (especially if they’re the main Doomfist). However, along with the release of the latest hero for the multiplayer game comes a new method by which players can get their hands on the other new characters including Sojourn, Junker Queen, and Kiriko. There was a lot of concern about what this might entail, but it turns out it’s so smart that I would propose making it the default method.
Blizzard decided to lower the requirements to unlock Ramattra in Overwatch 2 so they don’t hit level 55 in the Season 2 Battle Pass, which means you’ll now have access to the Omnic tank at level 45. That’s still the case, though. a fair amount of work, enough that many players won’t have it ready by the time it becomes available in competitive play. Of course, you can also shell out the 1,000 Overwatch Coins if you’d rather have immediate access.
So if you don’t already have the other Overwatch 2 newcomers, how do you unlock meta-def railgun specialist Sojourn, Aussie meatloaf and fan-artist favorite Junker Queen, and agile support Kiriko (wait for it). until you see her on her bike)? ? If you head to the ‘challenges’ screen, you can now navigate to the ‘hero’ tab, where you will find a series of tasks that need to be completed in order to unlock each hero.
The first of these is the most demanding: you’ll need to rack up a pretty hefty 35 wins by queuing as “all roles” or as the corresponding role for that hero (DPS for Sojourn, tank for Junker Queen, and support for Kiriko). However, it’s the other challenges that make me smile in particular, as they require you to test all of the character’s abilities on the Overwatch 2 practice range.
None of them is too demanding; for example, you’re tasked with using Kiriko’s quickstep to jump an allied bot through a wall, while one of Junker Queen’s challenges asks you to hit an enemy bot with her Carnage ax after pulling he charged at her with Jagged Blade’s alternate fire. They’re simple, but ensure that players have taken a few minutes to familiarize themselves with everything a character does and the possible ways abilities can be used.
This may sound like I’m just complaining about the players in my games who don’t seem to know half of the things their character can do (and maybe I do). However, as someone who already takes each new hero out to the practice range for just a couple of minutes to get a quick feel for how they move and shoot, it’s nice to see players encouraged to take a brief moment to familiarize themselves with the newcomers. before queuing.
Ideally, this is just the first step – I’d love to see Blizzard integrate a bit more of a ‘character tutorial’ for each hero that goes over the basics of how to play and some quick tricks you can pull off with your kit. If you’ve ever done the Overwatch tutorial (something I went through when Overwatch 2 released), then you’ll have a good idea of what I’m looking for, as it does a good job of laying out the basics of playing Soldier: 76. Similar Concepts for the other characters they would be a great way to encourage players to try new characters and roles instead of sticking to their safety picks, which can often be intimidating when facing human opponents.
Perhaps such a thing could be in the works by Overwatch 2 PvE release date, though even if it isn’t, it could still be another good area to take on heroes outside of your comfort zone. In the meantime, take a look at our Overwatch 2 tier list for an up-to-date look at the best characters to play, and our guide to the best Overwatch 2 builds to ensure you get the best performance from your PC gaming rig. .