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How to Change Subtitles in Overwatch 2

Are you looking to change the subtitles in Overwatch 2?

There are multiple subtitle settings that you can set—critical gameplay, critical gameplay + conversations, and everything.

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 what are subtitles for and how to change the subtitles in Overwatch 2.

What are the subtitles in Overwatch 2?

Subtitles in Overwatch 2 are in-game captions.

Subtitles will be displayed depending on your subtitle settings.

There are 4 settings—none, critical gameplay, critical gameplay + conversations, and everything.

“Critical gameplay” will display subtitles for important things like killstreaks and ultimates.

“Everything” will display subtitles for any conversation.

Turning on subtitles is highly recommended to tell if an ultimate is used by an ally/enemy.

How to change subtitles in Overwatch 2

Subtitles in Overwatch 2

To change subtitles in Overwatch 2, you need to go to your accessibility settings.

Once you’re there, select the “Subtitles” drop-down box and select your desired subtitle.

The “Critical Gameplay” option is highly recommended.

Here’s how to do this:

  1. Press “Esc” on your keyboard”.
  2. Select “Options” in the menu.
  3. Select “Accessibility”.
  4. Click on the “Subtitles” drop-down box.
  5. Select your desired subtitle (e.g. Critical Gameplay).

Make sure to apply your changes or it will not be saved.

Do note that you may need to restart the game to apply certain changes.

Further reading

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