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How to earn coins in Overwatch 2? With Overwatch 2 making the swap to a free-to-play model, there are new monetization practices at play. While you can always play the PvP without needing to drop any extra cash on the game, some cosmetics and even new heroes will be locked off to you.
How to get Coins for free in Overwatch 2
You can get coins for free through completing weekly Overwatch 2 challenges. Before we dive in further, it is important to know the difference between Overwatch 2’s two in-game currencies. The one we are covering here is called Coins. This is the main microtransaction and can be purchased with real money. It is denoted by a gold coloring. The other currency is called Credits. This is the original game’s currency, shown as white, that cannot be purchased and is easily earned in the battle pass to purchase cosmetics from the first game. Originally, it was earned from loot boxes in the first game.
Outside of opening your wallet, there are a couple of ways to get Overwatch Coins. If you play on Xbox, we highly recommend keeping an eye on Microsoft Rewards. As you gain points for playing and purchasing games, you can redeem up to $10 worth of Coins at a time. You will receive an email code to input on Battle.net.
The second way to earn Overwatch Coins is to complete weekly challenges. Doing this method gives a small amount, though. After the refresh loop happens each Tuesday, you will get 30 Coins after completing four weekly challenges. You get an extra 20 after eight, and top it off with 10 more when all 11 are done for a total of 60 Coins a week.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to get a big batch of Overwatch Coins for free in a short time. With the ways we mentioned, you will need to grind out a lot of tasks for minimal effort since Blizzard wants you to pay for them. Learn how to play Lifeweaver in Overwatch 2 and check out our Overwatch 2 Lifeweaver abilities explainer guide.