Golden Guns are an unlockable cosmetic that carry over from Overwatch to Overwatch 2. Each Hero has an unlockable Golden Gun variant that shows off a player’s dedication to both the Hero and Overwatch 2. So, how do you unlock Golden Guns?
How to Unlock Overwatch 2 Golden Guns
Luckily, every Hero’s Golden Gun variant is unlocked the same way. Unluckily, the way in which they are unlocked limits how many you can actually get per season. Golden Guns are purchased through the Hero Gallery on the main menu. Each Golden Gun costs 3,000 Competitive Points. You’ll notice that each hero only has one Golden Gun to purchase, despite having multiple equippable Skins. This is because the Golden Gun will automatically be modified to match whatever equipped Skin you use, like the Reaper Golden Gun shown above, which Overwatch 2 has automatically transformed to match the equipped Lu Bu Reaper Skin.
How to Unlock Competitive Points
Competitive Points unlock in two different ways. First, you can earn them by playing competitive matches. You’ll be rewarded with 15 points for a win, 5 points for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. Not much in the grand scheme; however, if you play Competitive regularly, they will add up. The more lucrative, but slower, way to earn Competitive Points is by completing Competitive Challenges.
At launch, there are 12 of these, which reward you for ending Season 1 at a specific rank. The higher your rank the more Competitive Points you’ll unlock, including earning any rewards from the lower ranks you passed. So, if you finish Season 1 at the rank of Platinum, you’ll not only unlock the Competitive Points reward for ranking Platinum, but also the rewards for placing Gold, Silver, and Bronze. As you can clearly see, this is a slow process, so don’t expect to be unlocking Golden Guns regularly. When you have earned enough Competitive Points, you should focus on unlocking the variant for your favorite/most played Heroes, as it’ll be a while before you can unlock another.