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How to Download Overwatch 2 for Free

Are you trying to download Overwatch 2 on PC, PS4, PS5, or Xbox?

Overwatch 2 is free-to-play on all platforms, so you don’t need to purchase it.

However, there is an optional paid feature known as the Premium Battle Pass.

Overwatch 2 was released on October 4, 2022.

Since its release, the game has had multiple known issues.

Some of the known issues are server disconnection, cosmetics, items, currency not showing up, and others.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to download Overwatch 2 for free on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox.

How to download Overwatch 2 on PC

How to download Overwatch 2 for free on PC

To download Overwatch 2 for free on your PC, you need to install Battle.net and create an account.

After you’ve created an account, select “Overwatch 2” and click on the “Install” button.

  1. Install the Battle.net desktop app.
  2. Create a Battle.net account or log in to an existing one.
  3. Click on the “Overwatch 2” icon.
  4. Click on the “Install” button” followed by “Start Install”.

The game requires a minimum of 50 GB of free hard drive space.

The minimum GPU requirement is NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 600 series or AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 series.

If you don’t have enough space, you need to delete temporary files.

Temporary files that you can delete are from the “%temp%” folder.

You can also delete large files from the “Downloads” folder.

You can filter from the largest to smallest file size by clicking on “Size”.

How to download Overwatch 2 on PS4 and PS5

Download Overwatch 2 on PS4 or PS5
  1. Open the PlayStation Store app on your PS4/PS5.
  2. Search for “Overwatch 2”.
  3. Select “Download”.

How to download Overwatch 2 on Xbox

Download Overwatch 2 on Xbox
  1. Open the Microsoft Store app on your Xbox Series X/S.
  2. Search for “Overwatch 2”.
  3. Select “Install”.

Further reading

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How to Merge Overwatch 2 Accounts

How to Fix Premium Battle Pass Not Working in Overwatch 2


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