Overwatch fans revolt over Blizzard’s plan to lock heroes behind battle pass

Overwatch (opens in new tab) fans are furious that one of the original game’s promises will be broken in the upcoming sequel.

For a brief period of time last week—long enough for the internet to take notice—the $40 Watchpoint Pack, which includes access to Overwatch 2’s season one battle pass, exclusive skins, and a heap of the game’s new in-game currency, included a line (opens in new tab) that said premium battle pass owners “automatically receive access to Overwatch’s latest hero Kiriko (opens in new tab)!”