How to get Golden Guns in Overwatch 2

Andrew Highton
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Unlocking Golden Guns in Overwatch 2 is a coveted goal for many players. To help navigate the complex path to these illustrious weapons, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide.

Amidst the adrenaline-pumping action of Overwatch 2, players often seek to invest their hard-earned Overwatch Coins or Credits to enhance their arsenal with these shiny cosmetic upgrades.

Individuality is always a big aspect of an online multiplayer game, such as Call of Duty, whereby players tweak each aspect of their player profile to stand out from the crowd.

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Overwatch 2 has many different customization options, and one of them is a tricky task – Golden Guns. These eye-catching firearms are stylish and very rarely seen during games of Overwatch 2, but there’s a reason for that.

So let’s run through Overwatch 2 Golden Guns, what they do, and how to acquire them.


How to unlock Golden Guns in Overwatch 2

Playing a lot of Overwatch 2 Competitive mode is the only way to get yourself a Golden Gun as you’ll need to acquire and spend 3,000 Legacy Competitive Points to purchase a golden Gun.

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With Season 9’s Competitive overhaul also comes the arrival of Legacy Competitive points, and they’ll be the exclusive currency to redeem Golden Guns. You can check our comprehensive guide here for how to gain Legacy Competitive points.

Essentially, to gain Legacy Competitve points, you’ll need to convert your regular Competitve points into it. However, it will only be converted at the end of a Competitive year. So even though you may have the requisite Competitive points to buy a Golden Gun, you’ll need to wait till the end of the year to be able to buy it.

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If you’re unsure how to get regular Competitive points in the first place, here’s a brief set of instructions to help you out:

  1. Enter a game of Competitive Mode in Overwatch 2.
  2. See the match through to its conclusion.
  3. You will then be rewarded with Competitive Points.
  4. Your earned points will depend on your performance.

Your goal is to play as many Competitive matches as possible and finish in as high a position as possible in the overall leaderboards as you’ll then be assigned a rank at the end of the Season.

Here’s every rank in Overwatch 2 and the points each one hands out:

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  • Top 500: 1750
  • Grandmaster: 1750
  • Master: 1200
  • Diamond: 750
  • Platinum: 500
  • Gold: 250
  • Silver: 125
  • Bronze: 65
Overwatch 2 Golden Gun buy menuBlizzard

How to unlock Competitive Mode in Overwatch 2

Before you can get anywhere near Competitive Mode in Overwatch 2, you’ll first have to have 50 Unranked wins under your belt.

This will take some time, but once you’ve satisfied this criteria, you will then be eligible to enter and duke it out with other players in the game’s Competitive Mode.

What are Golden Guns in Overwatch 2?

Golden Guns are simply a golden-looking version of a Hero’s existing main weapon and give players a chance to flex a unique cosmetic item that is generally not sported by the majority of players.

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Are Golden Guns more powerful in Overwatch 2?

Overwatch 2’s sparkly selection of Golden Guns have no discernible benefits or characteristics that make them more powerful than any other weapon – their effects are purely cosmetic and nothing else.

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About The Author

Andrew Highton is a Games Writer for Dexerto. He has a Creative Writing degree from Liverpool John Moores University and has previously written for games websites such as Twinfinite and Keengamer. With 13,000+ PlayStation Trophies to his name, Andrew is a fan of a huge variety of video games, his favourites being God of War and Metal Gear Solid. Contact him at, on Twitter @AndyHighton8 or at