How to unlock Kiriko in Overwatch 2

Unlock the first support of Overwatch 2 by following these steps.

With Overwatch 2 out for the public, new maps, skins, and heroes are out for players to enjoy. One of the new additions during the Season 1 launch of Overwatch 2, Kiriko, is the latest support class hero. However, if you want to add this character to your catalog, you’ll need to complete a few steps beforehand.

Kiriko Unlock Requirements in Overwatch 2

Overwatch Kiriko Support character
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There are currently three ways to unlock Kiriko in Overwatch 2.

  • Own Overwatch 1
  • Buy the Season 1 Premium Battle Pass
  • Reach Level 25 of the Season 1 Free Battle Pass

If you own Overwatch 1, Kiriko unlocks as soon as you start up Overwatch 2. Otherwise, you’ll need to purchase the Premium Battle Pass for a quick unlock. Players that don’t mind grinding can progress to level 25 of the pass to get Kiriko free of charge.

Once you get Kiriko, she’ll remain unlocked for as long as you use your Battle.net account. Thanks to Overwatch 2 being cross-platform, you can keep characters, skins, and unlocks all on the same account, provided you link each platform to your account.

Related: What time can you play Overwatch 2?

Overwatch 2 Season 1 Overview

Overwatch 2 Kiriko season 1
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Season 1 of Overwatch 2 has several new features players can enjoy for the first few months of the new Blizzard title. Some standout additions include:

  • New heroes Soujourn, Junker Queen, Kiriko
  • Six new maps
  • New Push Mode
  • Competitive Mode 2.0
  • Junkenstein’s Revenge: The Wrath of the Bride (Halloween event)
  • Weekly Shop Bundles

Overwatch 2 Season 1 runs from October 4 until December 6. Season 2 will bring a new Tank hero, map, Battle Pass, and over 30 more skins, including one of the new Mythic Skins. Check out the content overview below for more details on the first two seasons of Overwatch 2.

Overwatch 2 Season 1 Season 2 unlocks new content
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If you’re in the market for some enticing skins, make sure to check out the shop once a week for new offerings. These cosmetic offerings are paid additions that don’t impact gameplay, and some of Overwatch 2’s higher-tier skins even offer new sound effects and voice lines. You can see a preview of some new skins coming to Overwatch 2 for Kiriko and Junker Queen during the first few weeks below:

Overwatch 2 legendary skin bundles kiriko junker queen
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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

I'm Tai, the New Games lead, Writer, and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Final Fantasy XIV, Cuphead, God of War 2018, Persona 5, and Smash Bros.

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