Overwatch 2 Pride: Start and end dates, cosmetics, story & more

Overwatch 2 Pride: Start and end dates, cosmetics, story & more
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Written by 

Coleman Hamstead


5th Jun 2023 10:19

The Overwatch Team is celebrating diversity and acceptance with Overwatch 2's first Pride event. Limited-time events are commonplace in Overwatch 2, and this special event offers themed cosmetics, map changes, and even a short story to draw interest. This primer covers all the details of the Overwatch 2 Pride event.

Overwatch 2 Pride: Start and end dates

Overwatch 2's Pride event could run through all of June!
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The Overwatch 2 Pride event kicks off June 1, 2023, coinciding with Pride Month. The event is expected to run for at least the remainder of Season 4 before Season 5 begins on June 13. However, it's possible that the festivities carry on for the entire month of June!

Overwatch 2 Pride: All cosmetics and how to get

Log into Overwatch 2 during Pride Month to get dozens of rewards!
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To celebrate Pride Month in Overwatch 2 and allow players to express their true selves, everyone that logs into Overwatch 2 after June 1 will receive an array of cosmetics that call attention to the many diverse identities that make up the LGBTQ+ community. 

These fantastic cosmetics include Player Icons, Name Cards, and a Spray. Of the Name Cards, a few are dedicated specifically to Overwatch 2's LGBTQ+ heroes.

Below is the list of the Pride cosmetics you can collect during the 2023 Overwatch 2 Pride event:

Player Icons

  • Agender Flag
  • Aromantic Flag
  • Asexual Flag
  • Bisexual Flag
  • Gay Flag
  • Genderfluid Flag
  • Intersex Flag
  • Lesbian Flag
  • Non-binary Flag
  • Pansexual Flag
  • Transgender Flag
  • Progress Pride
  • Intersex-Inclusive Progress
  • Overwatch Pride
  • Rainbow

Name Cards

  • Agender Pride
  • Aromantic Pride
  • Asexual Pride
  • Bisexual Pride
  • Gay Pride
  • Genderfluid Pride
  • Intersex Pride
  • Lesbian Pride
  • Non-Binary Pride
  • Pansexual Pride
  • Transgender Pride
  • Overwatch Pride
  • Progress Pride
  • Intersex-Inclusive Progress Pride
  • Tracer Pride
  • Tracer Lesbian Pride
  • Soldier: 76 Pride
  • Soldier: 76 Gay Pride
  • Lifeweaver Pride
  • Lifeweaver Pride Pansexual
  • Pharah Pride
  • Pharah Lesbian Pride
  • Baptiste Pride
  • Baptiste Bisexual Pride


Overwatch 2 Pride: Short story

Check out the new Overwatch 2 short story featuring Baptiste, Cassidy, and Pharah.
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The Overwatch Team is publishing a brand-new short story alongside the Pride event. Titled 'As You Are', the story revolves around Baptiste, Cassidy, and Pharah, returning home from an Overwatch mission in Seoul. The tale reveals key new details on the identities of Baptise and Pharah and all but makes official Pharah's crush on Mercy.

Overwatch 2 Pride: Map changes

Midtown is a Pride parade during the Overwatch 2 Pride event.
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The Overwatch 2 Pride event sees a couple of the game's maps receive some Pride-themed makeovers. Midtown is now a hub for all things LGBTQ+, as Pride flags fly confidently and rainbow confetti and paint cover the streets and crosswalks. Watchpoint: Gibraltar features an ode to Pride as well, with a new photo in the barracks of Tracer and her partner Emily.

That just about covers the Overwatch 2 Pride event. Celebrate diversity in Overwatch 2 by participating in this month-long in-game event highlighting the LGBTQ+ community.

Lifeweaver is Overwatch 2's latest LGBTQ+ hero.

Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.

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