How to unlock Kiriko in Overwatch 2

You will definitely want to try her out.

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At the launch of Overwatch 2, three heroes are being introduced to the already expansive roster of playable characters. Sojourn and Junker Queen have been known for a while and will be automatically given to all players when they begin playing. However, the third hero Kiriko is in a bit of a different situation and has some interesting criteria surrounding her. Here is how to unlock the new Overwatch 2 Support character, Kiriko.

Related: How do battle passes work in Overwatch 2?

How to get Kiriko in Overwatch 2

While Kiriko was available during the Season 1 battle pass, you will now have to either purchase her or unlock her from the Hero section of the Challenges page. If you don’t want to wait, you can put the money down and get her immediately as well as a new legendary skin in the Kiriko Starter Pack, or you can get just the hero for fewer coins.

If you bought the first battle pass, you will have gotten her automatically, or if you got to tier 55 in the free progression path. Not everyone can put that kind of time into Overwatch 2, though, so Blizzard needed a way to include a way to get her without putting her behind a paywall exclusively.

Kiriko is a great Support that we highly recommend you work to unlock, whatever way that is. Her abilities include Suzu Protection, which removes any negative status effects from you and your allies while also giving a brief bit of immortality. She can also teleport to teammates through walls, and her Ultimate, Kitsune Rush, will overpower your team, giving them a big advantage in a fight. Her main fire can be a bit difficult to hit with, but her headshots are lethal and her healing is very easy to get good use of.