Overwatch 2 Pride Month Event Offers Themed Content and Big Reveals

Celebrate your Pride with Overwatch 2!

Blizzard officially announces Overwatch 2 Pride Month event bringing forth new themed content and also big reveals for a few characters.

Overwatch 2 Pride Month Starts Soon

The team behind the controversial game Overwatch 2 has now announced that it will be celebrating Pride Month for the first time starting on June 1, 2023. This will be celebrated for the whole month of June and will introduce unique cosmetics, map changes, and more.

Starting June 1, 2023, players who will log into Overwatch 2 will get an extensive collection of new profile Player Icons and Name cards celebrating the many diverse identities that make up its gaming community.

Specific Name Cards

Name Cards offer players how to choose their identity within the game, including specific ones dedicated to some of the game’s LGBTQ+ heroes. Here are the heroes who will have those cards:

  • Tracer – Lesbian Card
  • Soldier: 76 – Gay Card
  • Lifeweaver – Pansexual Card
  • Baptiste – Bisexual Card
  • Pharah – Lesbian Card

Maps Getting Updated

The Midtown map will be updated to honor Pride Month and the original Stonewall riots that inspired this annual celebration. This will take place shortly after a Pride parade. Watchpoint: Gibraltar will have an additional new photo in the barracks of Tracer and her partner Emily.

New Pride Cosmetics

Pride cosmetics will be added automatically to every player’s account starting on June 1, 2023 together with all future accounts created in the game. Here are the cosmetics included:

Player Icons

  • Agender Flag
  • Aromantic Flag
  • Asexual Flag
  • Bisexual Flag
  • Gay Flag
  • Genderfluid Flag
  • Intersex Flag
  • Lesbian Flag
  • Non-binary Flag
  • Pansexual Flag
  • Transgender Glaf
  • Progress Pride
  • Intersex-Inclusive Progress
  • Overweatch Pride
  • Rainbow

Name Cards

  • Agender Pride
  • Aromantic Pride
  • Asexual Pride
  • Bisexual Pride
  • Gay Pride
  • Genderfluid Pride
  • Intersex Pride
  • Lesbian Pride
  • Non-Binary Pride
  • Pansexual Pride
  • Transgender Pride
  • Overwatch Pride
  • Progress Pride
  • Intersex-Inclusive Progress Pride
  • Tracer Pride
  • Tracer Lesbian Pride
  • Soldier: 76 Pride
  • Soldier: 76 Gay Pride
  • Lifeweaver Pride
  • Lifeweaver Pride Pansexual
  • Pharah Pride
  • Pharah Lesbian Pride
  • Baptiste Pride
  • Baptiste Bisexual Pride


  • “Lena and Emily” Spray for Tracer

Two Characters’ Sexual Orientations Finally Confirmed

Blizzard has also confirmed the sexual orientations of both Baptiste and Pharah for Pride Month. It has been a long time since these two characters have been speculated by the fans and now the developers finally made it clear. Aside from their Pride cosmetics, Blizzard will publish a new short story focusing on their identities, each other, and themselves.

Overwatch 2 is now available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.