Legacy Credits are one of several currencies you can get your hands on Overwatch 2.
They were originally listed as Overwatch Credits in the prequel, but have not been converted to Legacy Credits in the new franchise entry. However, there is a slight difference this time around, as the currency does not come with any sort of loot box system.
That’s why you can keep Legacy Credits for as long as you want and only spend them in the store if your heart desires.
Since Overwatch is no longer available to boot, Blizzard has made it so that you can transfer the credits from the prequel to the new game.
While it’s not exactly difficult to complete successfully, there are many in the community who have had a bit of trouble with it.
Today’s Guide will therefore discuss how to transfer Legacy Credits to Overwatch 2 and how they can spend them.
Transferring Legacy Credits in Overwatch 2
In Overwatch, players could earn Legacy Credits by opening loot boxes or buying them directly in small amounts as compensation when they received duplicate cosmetic drops.
In Overwatch 2, however, you don’t have a direct way to earn Legacy Credits for the time being. The only way to get your hands on one is to transfer them from the prequel to the new franchise entry.
This is where the cross-progress feature starts and you can get your hands on all the credits in the prequel once you jump into the new game.
Merging the two Overwatch accounts is the fastest way to do this as you just have to do it,
- Launch the game while on the console or launch the Battle.net app on PC. There you must first merge the Battle.net account with the console profile by selecting options and then go to the Link Account tab, follow the given instructions and then scan the QR code with their smartphones.
- After creating a new battle.net profile or logging into an existing one, you can now merge the profiles of the two games and transfer the credits from one title to another.
- You should now select the Account Merge option in the Battle.net app on PC or in the in-game main menu settings on the console. After verifying the account and confirming the merge, you are now Apple to access all Overwatch credits as Legacy Credits in the sequel.
It is important to note that you will need to repeat this process for all console accounts in which you want to play Overwatch 2.
Spending Legacy Credits in Overwatch 2
The main goal of Overwatch 2 Old credits is to buy skins, emotes and other cosmetic items in the game. You will also be able to get your hands on all the hero skins launched in the prequel if you haven’t obtained them before.
Additionally, with Legacy Credits, you can get basic launch cosmetics for the heroes released with the new entry. Hence, the base skins for Sojourn, Junker Queen, and Kiriko are up for grabs through the use of these in-game resources.
You need to go to the Hero Gallery from the main menu of Overwatch 2 and then select the hero whose cosmetics you want to buy. Items that can be obtained with Legacy Credits have a white symbol next to them, so these are some of the limited offers you can grab.
However, it is important to note that Legacy Credits will not help you purchase items from the store, or even the Premium Battle Pass and its levels. They are solely for heroes’ cosmetic purchases, at least for now.