The sequel to Overwatch is expected to be released on October 4, 2022, by Activision Blizzard. The game will feature cross-progression across all formats and Activision Blizzard has announced that users will be able to merge their console and PC accounts into the sequel in order to bring over their existing Overwatch progression.
The IGN story mentions that there is one condition that must be met if one wants to merge accounts, which even applies to console users since Battel.net accounts are required for merging accounts.
There will be a section on the Battle.net account where a user's progress from their linked console or PC accounts is stored, the user's progress from both console and PC accounts will be shared, allowing Overwatch 2 to share cosmetics and unlocks across all the connected profiles.
According to an official statement, cross-progression allows players to merge multiple Overwatch accounts into a single profile so that they can take their cosmetics and progress from Overwatch to Overwatch 2.
A catch is that there is only one chance to merge your console or PC accounts, so IGN advises you to cross-check the accounts you want to merge before you accept, so make sure that you are not tempted with another offer.
The following steps will help you merge your accounts: Log into Overwatch on your console account, Follow the on-screen prompts to scan a QR code on your phone, and Enter the code displayed on your console to link a Battle.net account, To merge the accounts, simply confirm the merge on your next game login.
There is the possibility of merging accounts from PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and Playstation but only one account per platform can be merged. It is important to note that once an account is merged, all items in the Hero gallery will appear in the Battle.net account as well.