Overwatch 2 First Time User Hero Unlock Order

How to unlock all of the heroes.

Overwatch 2 is free-to-play, which will likely bring in a lot of new players to the franchise. If you haven’t played Overwatch before, you’ll be treated to what the team calls the “First Time User Experience.” You’ll need to unlock most of the original heroes as you progress. Here is the Overwatch 2 First Time User Experience hero unlock order.

Overwatch 2 First Time User Hero Unlock Order

When you boot up Overwatch 2 for the first time, if you have never played before, you’ll need to unlock a list of heroes over 100 matches. Wins will make this progress go faster, but it will still take a long time. So you’ll have access to basic heroes like Soldier 76, Winston, Mercy, and a few others. Below you’ll find the complete list in order of which heroes you will unlock first.

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  • Genji
  • D.Va
  • Cassidy
  • Ana
  • Hanzo
  • Junkrat
  • Roadhog
  • Symmetra
  • Zenyatta
  • Bastion
  • Sigma
  • Ashe
  • Brigitte
  • Mei
  • Doomfist
  • Baptiste
  • Sombra
  • Wrecking Ball
  • Echo

If you’ve already played Overwatch and have an account, this won’t matter to you, but if you’re new to the game, this is the order you can expect as you slowly unlock these heroes one by one.

You’ll also unlock different game modes and competitive throughout these matches. It’s meant to ease new players into the experience of Overwatch slowly.

That’s everything you need to know about the first-time user experience Overwatch 2 hero unlock order. We have plenty of other helpful tips and tricks for Overwatch 2. Check out how to unlock the newest playable hero Kiriko, all of the Mythic skins revealed so far, or the file size and download for Overwatch 2.

Overwatch 2 is free to play and available on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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