How To Download Overwatch For All Platforms

Check out our step-by-step instructions for downloading Overwatch on each platform, including how to link your Battle net account for cross-play.

Updated on Aug 24, 2023
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How To Download Overwatch For All Platforms

How To Download Overwatch 2 on PC

  1. Download and install a Battle net launcher
  2. Log in to your Battle.net account
  3. Out of all games available, choose Overwatch
  4. Click on the big blue "Install" asson
  5. Wait for the game to download and then click on "Play"

How To Download Overwatch 2 on PC

Keep in mind that the download size of Overwatch 2 on PC is 50 GB, and that could be a lot for some of you. However, if you don't have enough disk space, or you play Overwatch on a Mac, you might want to consider using popular cloud gaming services, as they have the game downloaded on the cloud in advance! Still, it could cause a high ping if your internet is not good enough, so keep this as a potential risk in the back of your head.

How To Download Overwatch On PlayStation

The game is also available to download on Playstation 4 & 5, and you don't need PS Plus to play Overwatch! The process to download it on the PS app is very simple:

  1. Search for "Overwatch 2" on the Playstation Store or the PS App
  2. Click "Install"
  3. While waiting for the download, create a Battle.net account on the official website
  4. After preparing your Battle net account, go to Account Settings and click Connections
  5. Link your Battle.net account with your console account and enjoy the game!

How To Download Overwatch On Xbox

For Xbox, you can download Overwatch 2 on the Microsoft Store or Xbox App.

  1. Search for "Overwatch 2" in the Microsoft Store or the Xbox App; then, click on "Download"
  2. Set up your Battle.net account and prepare your logins 
  3. Then, under Account Settings, click Connections
  4. Link your Battle.net account to your Xbox console and wait for the game to finish the downloading process.

How To Download Overwatch On Nintendo Switch

Blizzard Entertainment also ported Overwatch 2 to the Nintendo Switch as a free-to-play game.

  1. Search for "Overwatch 2" on the Nintendo eShop
  2. Click install
  3. Set up your Battle.net account
  4. Go to Account Settings, and navigate to Connections
  5. Link your Battle.net to your Nintendo Switch so you can use cross-play in Overwatch 2
  6. Wait for the game to download and launch it!
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