Overwatch Season 10 is bringing back gold weapon variants for ranked rewards.

Overwatch 2 Season 9 introduced jade weapons to the fray for those who grinded enough competitive points. Season 10 returns to this system once more by reintroducing gold weapons. The new rewards are a milestone for any specific hero. So if you see an enemy hero with gold weapons in Season 10 of Overwatch 2, beware!

Overwatch 2 gold weapon screenshot (Image via <a href="https://twitter.com/OWCavalry/status/1779924253367767460">Overwatch Cavalry on X</a>)
Overwatch 2 gold weapon screenshot (Image via Overwatch Cavalry on X)

Gold guns making their comeback in Season 10

Prior to Season 9 of Overwatch 2, golden weapons were the main reward for competitive gameplay outside of the ranked milestones. Players would earn competitive points to purchase gold variants of weapons for their favorite heroes. This system was only expanded on later, where in Season 9 of Overwatch 2, jade weapons were introduced. Following the same idea, hade weapons were just another aesthetic variant of weapons for heroes.

However, with the new season came a new competitive ranked currency. This essentially had players start grinding for the competitive currency all over again because the previous season's currency was converted to legacy currency. And it seems like we are having a similar situation as players can't spend their legacy points on the golden weapon skins for the upcoming season. According to Blizzard, players can't combine their legacy points with their 2024 points when it comes to redeeming golden weapons.

Unlocking the 2024 golden guns for Overwatch 2

The new 2024 Overwatch 2 golden weapons can only be unlocked with the new 2024 ranked points. Unfortunately, players can't spend their legacy points on the golden weapon skins for the upcoming season. The specific amount of points to unlock these skins are currently unknown. However, the previous ranked weapon variant skins cost 3,000 ranked points, so it's safe to assume that the golden weapons will be similarly priced.

Overwatch 2 gold weapon skins (Image via <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/overwatch2/comments/16906fq/golden_weapon_choice/">Reddit</a>)
Overwatch 2 gold weapon skins (Image via Reddit)

However, with the improvements to ranked gameplay in Season 10 of Overwatch 2, the grind shouldn't be too bad. With the new group queue to hero reworks, it seems like there's hope for all.

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