David Hollingsworth
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last seven years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist.

Overwatch Weekly Challenge Guide – Season 1, Week 8

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A look at week 8 of the Overwatch 2 weekly challenges for Season 1.

Overwatch 2 changed the game when it came to progression. Out went loot boxes and levels, and a Battle Pass and challenges came. These come in a few forms, from the daily and weekly challenges to the harder Seasonal and Competitive ones. 

This article will focus on those juicy weekly challenges. The ones that always feel like you have enough time to complete until the day before they reset, and you still need 10 more Team Kills. Also, the Weekly Challenges are (currently) our only source of those pesky coins (here's a guide on that).

So, with the Battle Pass being free to everyone, we must maximize our points and climb those ranks as soon as possible to unlock all those lovely skins.

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Below are all the types of challenges you can do to earn XP; we've also written a handy guide if you need more information:

  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Season
  • Competitive
  • Lifetime
  • Hero

Each one is important, but the purpose of today’s article is to focus on the weekly ones. So, let’s learn more about them and see what we will need to do to complete them.

General Information about the Weekly Challenges 

As their name suggests, the tasks you need to complete will change weekly. This means that you have seven days to make the most of them once you start playing. To check what’s available, you have to do the following:

  • Open Overwatch 2.
  • Select “Battle Pass”
  • Press “Challenges”.
  • Go to “Weekly”.

Completing the steps above will allow you to check all of the challenges you can go through. If you look to your right, you will also find how much time you have left to complete everything. You can also see how much experience you need to reach the next Overwatch 2 Battle Pass level. It's worth noting that you must complete all 11 weekly challenges to earn all of the 60 coins available to you.

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Ultimately, the weekly challenges are your main goal when playing Overwatch 2. In theory, Daily challenges should be done relatively passively, but those weeklies might require you to do some extra work.

If you are unsure which challenge to take, use the filter drop menu above them. This will allow you to sort them based on whether they are in progress, completed, or not started yet.

Additional benefits

Aside from the experience that you will get once you complete the different Overwatch 2 Battle Pass Weekly Challenges, the game will give other rewards. For example, you will earn 30 coins for completing 4 weekly quests. Those who complete 8 weekly challenges will earn 20 coins while completing all 11 earns you an additional 10 coins. We agree; it seems a bit rubbish. 

Overwatch 2 may provide players with even more benefits in the future; we certainly hope we get more than 60 coins a week. 

Overwatch 2 Season 1 – Week 8

So, into the good part of the article and why you're here. The weekly challenges. Below is a list of all this week's weekly challenges, what you need to do and some tips (if needed) about how to complete them. So. we're still mostly the same as the previous weeks; however, the Team Kill challenge has now dropped to just 10 Team Kills and not 20. 

Playing to Win – 

Win 10 Games – As easy as that. Win 10 games across all modes and you'll complete the challenge.

Flex Your Power

Win 10 Games queued as All Roles – As above, you'll need to head to the Quick Play Role Queue tab and queue as “All Roles”.

To The Victors Go…

Win 20 games in Unranked or Competitive Play – Like above, just slightly harder

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Coin Line

Win 7 Games in any Arcade Mode – Like above, but only Arcade Mode games work (these rotate daily)

Role Mastery

Win 10 games each as 2 different roles in Quick Play or Competitive Play – Pick two roles you're good at and count your wins. If you want to rush this, queue as one role, wait for it to say 1 of 2 and then do it on another.

The Best Defence

Deal/boost 125,000 damage (Total Mayhem does not count) – Queue as a DPS to get this done faster; alternatively, Anna is an excellent pick.

Hold The Line

Mitigate a total of 40,000 damage (Total Mayhem does not count) – Queue as Reinhardt on a push map (look in the arcade) and have this challenge done in a few games.

The Real Heroes

Heal a total of 65,000 damage (Total Mayhem does not count) – For DPS players queueing as Soldier 76, Mercy is the key to this for everyone else.

Hero Mastery

Complete 7 games as heroes NOT in your top 3 most played (All Modes) – A weird challenge but just follow these steps to check. Career Profile > All Modes > don't play as anyone that appears in the top 3 on the right side under “Time Played”

Play of the Game

Earn 50 eliminations/assists with ultimate (Total Mayhem does not count) – You should get this just by playing the game well, though if you want to get as much as possible Moira is the best option.

Cleaning House

Earn 10 Team Kills – yeah, this one sucks, honestly. You might be best heading into the Arcade here and looking for 5v5 Elimination Modes OR Total Mayhem if it's up.

Each task will give you 5000 experience, which means you can unlock loads of perks in no time.

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