How to unlock Golden Guns in Overwatch 2
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Out of all of the available cosmetics so far in Overwatch 2, perhaps the most desirable set of items are Golden Guns.

Like in the original Overwatch, these guns have absolutely no effect on gameplay. They’re simply cosmetic items that players can showcase to the world to demonstrate how much time they’ve put into the game. However, any newcomers might be confused about how to actually acquire these Golden Guns. After all, there’s no better way to customize a gun that with a shiny plate of gold.

Getting Golden Guns in Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2: How To Get Golden Guns

The only way to acquire a Golden Gun in Overwatch 2 is by earning Competitive Points. Competitive Points are one of the rewards for playing in the Competitive Play playlist within Overwatch 2. So for any casual fans out there that eventually want to unlock a Golden Gun, you’ll have to step out of your comfort zone and enter the toxic world of competitive play.

Once players have begun playing competitive, they’ll need to first get a rank. This can be done in any of the three roles by either winning seven matches or losing 20 matches. After you have a rank, your main job will be to try and achieve the highest rank possible. The ranks, from best to worst, are: Top 500, Grandmaster, Master, Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze.

At the end of each season, players will earn a select amount of Competitive Points depending on what rank they finished in. Those Competitive Points can then be saved to unlock a single Golden Gun. Players need 3,000 Competitive Points to unlock a Golden Gun. Here are the Competitive Points breakdown for each rank:

  • Top 500: 1750
  • Grandmaster: 1750
  • Master: 1200
  • Diamond: 750
  • Platinum: 500
  • Gold: 250
  • Silver: 125
  • Bronze: 65

In addition to receiving those points, players receive 15 Competitive Points for every win and five points for every draw. No points are awarded for a loss. You can track how many points you currently have by looking at the pink icon on your customization screen.

Essentially, players need to play a ton of Competitive Play and be ranked fairly high at the end of a season to earn enough points for a single Golden Gun. It will surely take months, and perhaps years, for a player to unlock a Golden Gun for each weapon in the game. However, players can simply earn one Golden Gun for their favorite hero and be done with the grind if they wish.


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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