Overwatch League 2019 Twitch Rewards Guide & Troubleshooting


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Overwatch League Twitch Rewards Guide

Update: 3/16/2019

Hey everyone, the third community challenge, Cheer 40,000 Megacheers have been unlocked. If you do not have it yet, simply make any cheer of 300 bits or more to qualify for the “EZ” emote.


Hello everyone, Overwatch League is back for what is sure to be another great season and with more Overwatch League comes great rewards for those who watch and participate throughout the season. There are all new rewards both in Twitch for to those who watch matches via Twitch and there is a whole new system of challenges for players to unlock Emote and Badge rewards based on their participation, cheering bits, or other tasks. Think of them like achievements for watching Overwatch League. Right now, only Twitch emotes are the only rewards ready to be earned through challenges.

Because things are more complex than ever, this year’s guide has been broken down into key sections. Make sure to carefully review everything though! This top section will contain up-to-date news on the most relevant challenges, promotions, and other details to make sure you do not miss out any reward offered during the 2019 Overwatch League season.

This Week’s Challenges & Promotions

Earn Overwatch League Tokens (Ongoing)

Viewers earn 3 Overwatch League tokens for every hour they watch on Twitch or OverwatchLeague.com. Viewers watching may randomly win 100 tokens at the end of every map played. You must sign in/link your BattleNet account to Twitch or OverwatchLeague.com (see “Overwatch League Token Drops” section below in this post for details).

Overwatch League Weekly Personal Challenges– Stage 1 Finals (March 21th, 2019 – March 24th, 2019)

  • Cheer 1 MegaCheer - Click the Bits icon in Chat, choose a team, and cheer 300+ Bits.
    - Requires 300 bits to cheer, can stack with other bit related challenges
    - Reward: OWL2019hammerdown Twitch Emote
  • Watch any 1 match in Command Center – Click "Watch Now" at the top of the video to use Command Center. Note: this challenge can only be completed by viewing in your browser.
    - Requires the purchase of the 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass to complete.
    - Reward: OWL2019dragonblade Twitch Emote
  • Cheer 50 bits - Click the Bits icon in the Chat window to start cheering.
    - Requires 50 bits to cheer, can stack with other bit related challenges
    - Reward: OWL2019selfdestruct Twitch Emote

Overwatch League Stage Personal Challenge – Stage 1 (February 11th, 2019 – March 24th, 2019)

  • Complete 10+ weekly Personal Challenges - Complete 10 or more weekly Personal Challenges in Stage 1 to complete the Stage Challenge and level-up your Overwatch League Channel Badge.
    - Requires the purchase of the 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass to complete.
    - Reward: Level up your 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass Twitch Badge

Overwatch League Ongoing Community Challenges

  • Cheer 40 Million Bits - As a community, cheer a collective 40 million Bits to complete this challenge. As an individual, contribute a cheer of 50+ Bits to qualify for the rewards. Note: Bits cheered for Personal Challenges contribute to this Community Challenge.
    - Requires 50 bits to cheer, can stack with other bit related challenges
    - Reward: OWL2019potg Twitch Emote
  • 200,000 people watch in Command Center (FULFILLED) - To complete this challenge, 200,000 community members must watch live in Command Center throughout the Stage (This is now fulfilled). As an individual, watch 1 game in Command Center to qualify for the rewards. Note: watching in Command Center to complete Personal Challenges will also go towards this Community Challenge. This challenge can only be completed by viewing in your browser.
    - Requires the purchase of the 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass to complete.
    - Reward: OWL2019gg Twitch Emote
  • Cheer 40,000 MegaCheers (FULFILLED) - As a community, initiate a collective 40,000 MegaCheers of any kind to complete this challenge. As an individual, contribute 1+ MegaCheers to qualify for the rewards. Note: MegaCheers for Personal Challenges will also go towards this Community Challenge.
    - Requires 300 bits to cheer, can stack with other bit related challenges
    - Reward: OWL2019ez Twitch Emote
  • Gift 10,000 All-Access Passes - As a community, gift 10,000 All-Access Passes to complete this challenge. As an individual, gift 1 All-Access Pass to qualify for the rewards.
    - Requires a gift purchase of the 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass to a different Twitch user to complete.
    - Reward: OWL2019gift1 Twitch Emote

 

2019 Twitch All-Access Pass Details & FAQ

2019 Twitch All-Access Pass Details & FAQ

The 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass is a special subscription for the Overwatch League Twitch Channel. With the purchase of the pass you will get a variety of benefits and features to enhance your overall Overwatch League viewing experience on Twitch and have the opportunity to earn rewards for Twitch and possibly In-Game throughout the season by participating in the weekly challenges:

Benefits include:

  • Overwatch League is ad-free when viewed on Twitch
  • Access to the 2019 Command Center with customizable views
  • 200 Overwatch League Tokens for your Overwatch Game Client
  • A one-time 20% off coupon to the Overwatch League online store powered by Fanatics
  • Twitch Prime users also receive a free 500 bits to start cheering with
  • Get access to the pass holder only Twitch chat
  • Participate in Overwatch League player AMAs at the end of each stream
  • Two exclusive Twitch Chat Badges
  • Three Twitch Emotes for your favorite Overwatch League Team

The Twitch All-Access Pass costs $14.99 USD (price varies in other countries outside of the United States). Click here to purchase.

FAQ for the 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass

Q. Do I get the Ad-free experience watching Overwatch League on other streaming platforms?
A. Watching Overwatch League on MLG.com, WatchESPN, Disney XD, or any other non-Twitch platform will present any related advertisements for that platform even if you own the Twitch All-Access Pass.

Q. How do I get my 200 league tokens?
A. Your 200 League tokens will be automatically granted upon purchase so long as you have previously linked your Battle.net account. If you do not have a linked Battle.net account at the time of purchase, fear not. Simply link your Battle.net account post purchase using the steps outlined below. Following this step, your 200 League tokens will automatically be granted to your linked account.

Q. I have not yet received my 200 League Tokens and I am a PlayStation 4 player. What can I do?
A. There is a known issue where the 200 League Tokens will not be automatically issued to PlayStation 4 players even if their Twitch account, BattleNet account, and PlayStation 4 accounts are all linked. To resolve this, please follow this support article from Blizzard Customer Service:

https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/000208859

Q. I have not yet received my 200 League Tokens and I am an Xbox One player
A. Please make sure that your BattleNet Account is linked to your Twitch Account (click here for instructions) and furthermore that your BattleNet Account is linked to your Xbox Live account (click here for instructions). Please allow up to 72 hours after linking for these tokens to appear in your game. If you do not yet have the tokens after waiting, please start a web ticket with Blizzard Customer Service (click here).

Q. I have not yet received my 200 League Tokens and I am a PC player
A. Please make sure that your BattleNet Account is linked to your Twitch Account (click here for instructions). If you do not yet have the tokens after waiting, please start a web ticket with Blizzard Customer Service (click here).

Q. I have not received my 20% off coupon to the Overwatch League online store. What can I do?
A. The coupon will arrive via email up to 14 days after purchase of the All-Access Pass. If you do not receive your coupon within a timely manner, please contact Twitch Support (click here).

Q. Can the 20% off coupon be used on the Blizzard Gear Store or the gift shop at the Blizzard Arena?
A. No, it cannot. You can only redeem the Overwatch League Store which is an entirely separate website and vendor.

Q: Where is my 20% merchandise discount code to shop.overwatchleague.com?
A: Your merchandise discount code will be sent to the email address associated with your Twitch account. Note: discount codes may take up to 14 days to arrive in your email account.

Q. I purchased the pass, then I purchased an Twitch/Amazon Prime subscription afterwards. Can I get my 500 bits?
A. No. You must have subscribed to Twitch/Amazon Prime BEFORE purchasing the All-Access Pass.

Q. Can I change my favorite team after I select one?
A. No. This choice is final for the season once made.

Q. Can I collect the other favorite team Twitch emotes?
A. There is no way to collect the other favorite team Twitch emotes at this time.

Can I gift the Twitch All-Access Pass?
A. Yes, you can. You must have the Twitch username (not BattleNet BattleTag) of the person you want to give to. You can earn additional rewards for gifting the All-Access Pass to other users (see challenges).

Q. Can I earn the rewards from the 2018 All-Access Pass by purchasing the 2019 All-Access Pass?
A. No, this All-Access Pass access content entirely separate from the first.

Q. Is the 2018 All-Access Pass still available?
A. No it is not.

Q. When I attempt to link my Blizzard account to my Twitch account I get a “Callback Error”. How do I fix this?

A. Log out of Twitch completely, clear out your web browser cookies then try logging back in and try linking the account again. If that does not work, you will need to reach out to Twitch Support for assistance.

Q. When will I be able to access Command Center?
A. Command Center will be accessible once regular season matches begin on February 14.

Q. How do I access Command Center?
A: Once live on February 14th, Command Center can be accessed via either:

  1. The “Watch Now” banner present at the top of the video player on Overwatch League channels or

  1. The in-player, Command Center icon found in the bottom-right-hand corner of the video player next to the settings, clips, and fullscreen controls.

Q. How do I switch between in-game, player point-of-view (POV) streams?
A. Once in Command Center, you will see the following UI element. To switch between player POVs either:

  1. Mouse over and click on a given role icon. Each icon corresponds to a single player on each team shown or
  2. Use the relevant hotkey to quick swap between your desired selection. Hotkeys for each player POV stream are shown in a tooltip like the one below when you mouse over the respective player.

Q. What are “Presets”?
A. Think of Presets as your favorites bar.


 

Cheering Bits

Cheering Bits

Cheering bits helps support your favorite Overwatch League team. You can learn more about bits, how they work, and how to earn or purchase them by clicking here.

To cheer with bits

  1. Click the Diamond-Shaped icon in the text chat while on the Overwatch League Twitch Stream.
  2. Select the team you wish to root for.
  3. Select how many bits you wish to cheer for (you must cheer at least 50 bits).
  4. Type in any additional message in chat (subjected to chat moderation settings).

FAQ about Twitch Bits

Q. Can I use Blizzard BattleNet balance to buy bits?

A. No. Twitch uses the Amazon Payment Platform or PayPal which accepts all major credit cards to make purchases for bits. If you have any payment questions, please contact Twitch Support with this.

MegaCheer

Q: What is a MegaCheer?
A: MegaCheer is a new way to cheer for your team during the 2019 Overwatch League season. Each time you MegaCheer you’ll earn permanent rewards for yourself and gift out rewards to other viewers in Chat.

Q: How exactly does MegaCheer work?
A: A MegaCheer activates anytime a single person cheers 300+ Bits in a single cheer in the Overwatch League Twitch channel. When this happens, the cheerer immediately gets two rewards pulled at random from a pool of over 35 exclusive Overwatch League emotes. Depending on the size of the MegaCheer (i.e., amount of Bits cheered), a scaling number of randomly selected viewers in the Overwatch League channel also receive one emote gifted to them from the cheerer. Viewers who receive gifts from a MegaCheer will see a timed notification at the top of their Chat window telling them which emote they received, and who gifted it to them.

Q: How do I activate a MegaCheer?
A: You can MegaCheer by clicking on the Bits icon in the Chat window, picking the Overwatch League team you want to cheer for, then selecting or manually inputting any amount of Bits you want to cheer over 300. There are four levels of MegaCheer, and the higher the level, the more people receive gifts in Chat. Please note that MegaCheers are not cumulative, so only the Bits used in a single cheer determine if a MegaCheer is triggered, and how many viewers in Chat receive gifts.

Q: Can I MegaCheer on other Twitch channels other than Overwatch League?
A: No, at this time MegaCheer is only available in the Overwatch League channel.

Q. What rewards can I get for MegaCheering?
A. MegaCheer has a pool of over thirty-five exclusive emote rewards that you can only get through MegaCheer, with the exception of the Overwatch League team emote you get upon purchasing the 2019 All-Access Pass. The emote rewards pool contains all twenty 2019 Overwatch League team logos, and more than fifteen others all related to Overwatch and the Overwatch League. MegaCheer does not give out duplicate rewards, so you never have to worry about receiving the same emote twice.

Q. Are there different levels of MegaCheer, and if so what’s the difference?
A. Yes, there are four different levels of MegaCheer in the Overwatch League Twitch channel. All MegaCheers, regardless of their level, give the initiator two emotes, and gift out one emote to other viewers in Chat. The higher the level, the more people in Chat receive gifts, and that level is dependent upon the number of Bits cheered activate the MegaCheer.

Q. Does cheering Bits build towards a MegaCheer?
A. No, not at this time. A MegaCheer is only triggered if 300 or more Bits are cheered in a single cheer. The same logic applies for initiating a level 2 — level 4 MegaCheer (e.g., level 2: 500–999 Bits cheered in one cheer, level 3: 1,000–4,999 Bits cheered in one cheer, etc.).

Q. Why do some MegaCheers have a pinned notification at the top and others don’t?*
A. All MegaCheers show notifications in Chat so the community knows who to thank for their gifts. Only MegaCheers level 3 and 4 have timed notifications at the top of the Chat window.
 

About Challenges

About Challenges

Challenges are a series of tasks that players can do to participate in the engagement of the community, this includes cheering with bits, using certain features on the Twitch desktop platform for Overwatch League, and more. There are weekly challenges which are only available during the active week that matches are playing, stage challenges which are only available during the active stage currently running, and Community Challenges which unlock rewards based both your individual participation and how many members contribute to the challenge.

Many of these challenges require the purchase of the 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass or to cheer with bits in some capacity.

See the next post below to see all known challenges including which ones are currently available to obtain. As of the start of the season, challenges only unlock rewards exclusive to the Twitch platform and not in-game items, however, I do anticipate there will be in-game items available to obtain later in the season through these challenges.

FAQ about Challenges

Q. Can I track how many bits I have cheered to any given challenge?

A. Yes, you can check to see how many bits you have cheered to any given challenge by viewing the circular icons in the Loot tab on twitch.tv/overwatchleague.

Q. Can I unlock a challenge from a previous week?

A. As far as I know of, no. Once a weekly or stage challenge has left its designated promotion window, you cannot obtain that item even if you fulfill the conditions of the challenge afterward.

Q. A challenge Item has not unlocked but I know I have completed the conditions of the challenge? Who do I contact for help?

A. You will need to reach out to Twitch Support for any challenges that have not unlocked.

Q. A challenge item for an Overwatch In-Game item has not shown up in my game? What do I do?

A. First, make sure to click any “Redeem” buttons for that item in the Challenges of the twitch.tv/overwatchleague. Verify if your BattleNet account is properly linked to your Twitch Account (click here). If you are a console player, verify that your BattleNet account is properly linked to your PlayStation Network or Xbox Live account (click here). For any skins, sprays, voice lines, in-game emotes, victory poses, or highlight intros you must manually inspect your hero gallery. Click on the hero related to the item in question (note general sprays can be checked in any hero’s list on the hero gallery) and check for that item in the appropriate category. REMEMBER! The “NEW” icon will NOT appear in-game for any item that is received from Twitch and if it is a spray it will be grouped with other Overwatch League marked items in your list. If your item has not shown up and has been claimed on the twitch.tv/overwatchleague page, contact Blizzard Customer Service for assistance.

Q. Can I earn the challenges rewards on the MLG, WatchESPN, or OverwatchLeague.com viewing platforms?

A. No. The Twitch challenge rewards are only available for those participating on Overwatch League on Twitch.

Q. When I attempt to link my Blizzard account to my Twitch account I get a “Callback Error”. How do I fix this?

A. Log out of Twitch completely, clear out your web browser cookies then try logging back in and try linking the account again. If that does not work, you will need to reach out to Twitch Support for assistance.

Q. What are challenges and how do they work?
A. Challenges are a new way for viewers to permanently unlock new Overwatch League Twitch Emotes and Badges while supporting their team and enjoying the 2019 Overwatch League season. Each challenge has an objective tied to a specific action (e.g., “Connect your Blizzard account to Twitch”), and each challenge rewards the viewer with a specific Emote or Badge. All active challenges, current progress, and their rewards are listed in detail on the Overwatch League Twitch channel page below the video.

Q. What are the different categories or types of challenges?
A. There are three types of challenges you can complete throughout the 2019 Overwatch League season: 1) Personal Weekly Challenges, 2) Personal Stage Challenges, and 3) Community Challenges.

  1. Personal Weekly Challenges: There are three personal challenges available each week. One of the three weekly challenges is available to all viewers, and two are for 2019 All-Access Passholders only. Mouse-over each challenge on the Overwatch League Twitch page to see requirement and reward details.
  2. Personal Stage Challenges: A Stage challenge runs for the duration of each Stage, and is the only method to level-up your Overwatch League Channel Badge (2019 All-Access Passholders only). There is one challenge for each Stage, and the objective is to complete a varying number of weekly challenges depending on how many weeks are in the current Stage. Mouse-over each challenge on the Overwatch League Twitch page to see requirement and reward details.
  3. Community Challenges: Community challenges are objectives for the community as a whole to collectively achieve over the course of each Stage (e.g., 75k people watch a match in Command Center). In order to qualify for the reward when the goal is achieved, you will need to have met the personal contribution requirement. Mouse-over each challenge on the Overwatch League Twitch page to see requirement and reward details.

Q. What are the different rewards I can earn by completing challenges?
A. Completing personal weekly challenges and community challenges will unlock exclusive emotes. Each challenge has a specific emote reward, and once that challenge has passed there is no other way to get that emote. Completing Stage challenges will level-up your Channel Badge (2019 All-Access Passholders only). There are five levels in total, with Level 1 being the base level.

Q. How often do challenges change or update?
A. Personal weekly challenges update each week throughout the 2019 season unless there are no Overwatch League matches being played that week. Personal Stage challenges and community challenges run for the duration of each Stage.

Q. Why are some active challenges available to me while others are locked?
A. Some challenges are only available to 2019 All-Access Passholders. Purchasing the pass will unlock an additional two personal challenges each week, as well as Stage challenges that give you the ability to level-up your Passholder Channel Badge.

Q. If I purchase the 2019 All-Access Pass later in the season will I get the rewards from previously completed locked challenges?
A. Yes. When you purchase the 2019 All-Access Pass you will receive the emote rewards for having completed those past challenges.

Q. Can I complete challenges from previous weeks?
A. No, once a challenge is inactive it cannot be progressed, and therefore that specific reward can no longer be obtained.

Q. Can I complete multiple active challenges by performing a single action?
A. Yes. There are multiple weeks where completing one personal challenge will also complete one of the other two. For example, if one challenge is to initiate a MegaCheer, and another is to cheer 50 Bits, you will complete both challenges by initiating a MegaCheer. Additionally, progress made towards personal challenges will also apply to related community challenges, so be sure to mouse-over them to check the details.

Q. Can I use the Overwatch League Twitch Emotes and Badges I earn in other Twitch channels?
A. Yes. All the emotes you earn in the Overwatch League Twitch channel can be used globally across all other channels. For those who received Badges through purchasing the 2019 All-Access Pass, the Global Badge can be equipped in any channel, but the Channel Badge is only visible in the Overwatch League channel.

**_Q. Are challenges and rewards available on other Twitch channels?
A. No, at this time the challenges and rewards system is only available in the Overwatch League Twitch channel.

Q: How do I level-up my Overwatch League Channel Badge and Global Badge?
A: Among many other benefits, customers who purchase the 2019 All-Access Pass get an exclusive, upgradable Overwatch League Global Badge and Channel Badge. The Channel Badge can be leveled-up four times throughout the 2019 season by completing each Stage challenge. Customers who finish in the top 500 cheerers at the end of each Stage will receive a level 2 (max level) Global Badge to show-off their Overwatch League fandom. Please note that once a Badge levels up, the previous version will no longer be available.


 

Overwatch League Token Drops

Overwatch League Token Drops

Link your Account

To earn OWL Tokens, you must link your Blizzard account to one of the eligible websites:

Twitch platform

  1. Create or log in to your Blizzard BattleNet account.
  2. Link your Twitch account to your BattleNet account.
  3. Be watching live to earn tokens every hour!

Overwatch League website platform

Ineligible Platforms

Watching Overwatch League either by broadcast or live stream on the networks of ESPN, ABC, or Disney XD do NOT qualify for Overwatch League token rewards. In addition the MLG platform is no longer eligible to earn token rewards.

Earning tokens

You’ll earn three League Tokens for every hour of live Overwatch League matches watched on Twitch (including Twitch.tv, the Twitch mobile app, and Twitch apps on game consoles and TV devices) and Overwatch League platforms (including overwatchleague.com, the Overwatch League app, Battle.net, and Overwatch game-client viewers).

Your viewing time is tracked continuously, so if you watch 30 minutes in one session and return later for another 30 minutes of viewing, you’ll get credit for that total accumulated hour. Viewing time can only be accumulated during live matches, beginning with the scheduled start time for the first match of the day. Viewing-time accumulation ends 105 minutes after the start of the final scheduled match of the day.

After the conclusion of the final map of each match during live broadcasts, a lucky percentage of viewers will be awarded a drop of 100 League Tokens (see the complete rules for location eligibility). Tokens may not show up immediately on your Overwatch game client and in extreme cases may take up to 72 hours to appear.

If you are watching on the Twitch Platform, you can verify that you received any drops by check your notifications on the screen.

Notifications

Players can see in the Twitch Notifications when they earn a 100 Token Drop in a separate notification.

VERY IMPORTANT: If by chance your profile goes to being “away” you may not earn drops or if the online status does not show you are Watching Overwatch league (even if the stream is playing) there is a chance that you may not earn drops. Remember to keep focus on the stream on your web browser and remain active by either typing in chat or checking your loot status.

Canadian Players

Canadian players may need to take a math test to determine human eligibility in order to earn token rewards. You will need to retake this math test every time you win a 100 Token Bonus.

FAQ about Overwatch League Token Drops

Q. Will the “Community Countdown” streams before the start of the Overwatch League season count toward earning token drops?

A. This is extremely unlikely, this is due to the fact that most of these streams will take place on third party streamer channels and not the official Overwatch League channel (with the exception of the Talent Showmatch on Wednesday).

Q. I am trying to watch using a video player device such as Chromecast or Apple TV but I am not earning rewards.

A. This may be due to the fact that those are technically separate devices that have no direct Twitch sign-in. To ensure you earn the rewards, watch the streams on devices where you can control the sign-in, such as the Twitch App on your smart device or a web browser.

Q. What countries are eligible?

A. You can find a list of currently eligible countries in this Blizzard Support Site article (click here).

Q. Can I earn drops from watching re-broadcasts or video-on-demand of past matches?

A. No, drops can only be earned while watching live.

Q. I received an e-mail from Blizzard saying I earned a 100 token reward but no new tokens are showing. What is going on?

A. If you recently received an email regarding a 100 Token Reward for watching Overwatch League on Twitch, this was for a previously granted reward. The emails serve as your receipt for winning bonus Tokens.

Q. I believe I should have earned a reward. How can I check?

For any Twitch rewards, check for your rewards on the inventory page. If you did not receive any Twitch rewards, there may have been one of the following problems:

  • You have received the item without knowledge. Twitch drops do NOT trigger the “NEW” icon in your hero gallery.
  • You were not watching the stream at the time when a map was completed. Be sure to stay logged on and keep your webpage active. If on a smart device, don’t move away from focus from the Twitch App as that will stop the stream.
  • You failed to be signed into your preferred Blizzard BattleNet account when watching.
  • Remember some devices like Chromecast, don’t have you directly signed in if you are watching from those devices.
  • Your BattleTag is incorrect, make sure that if you recently changed your BattleTag, to unlink and link again.

Q. I am not earning tokens and not seeing notifications in Twitch, what can I do?

A. Try switching your device first. Remember the most successful way to watch is using your web browser on a computer. If watching on the OverwatchLeague.com or MLG platforms, switch to Twitch as that has notifications for when rewards are earned. Also check the technical troubleshooting below.

Q. I am getting the notifications, but the tokens are not appearing.

A. Verify if your BattleNet account is properly linked to your Twitch Account (click here). If you are a console player, verify that your BattleNet account is properly linked to your PlayStation Network or Xbox Live account (click here). Remember in the game that it takes several seconds as each reward appears one at a time in the game. You can see the balance count up by navigating to the Overwatch League menu in the game client. Once the blue “Earned Overwatch League Tokens” bar appears, all pending token rewards have been claimed. If this is not happening, start a web ticket to Blizzard Customer Service.

Q. Who can I contact to get reimbursed for tokens that I did not get due to a malfunction?

A. Blizzard or Twitch is unable to go back and recover any missed tokens due to a malfunction.

Q. How soon must I log into my game client to claim any pending token rewards.

A. Assuming promotion details are similar to last year, you must log in at least once into your game client before December 31, 2019 to claim any pending token rewards. Once they are claimed, they are yours to keep even if you don’t spend them right away.

Q. When I attempt to link my Blizzard account to my Twitch account I get a “Callback Error”. How do I fix this?

A. Log out of Twitch completely, clear out your web browser cookies then try logging back in and try linking the account again. If that does not work, you will need to reach out to Twitch Support for assistance.
 

Other Twitch Streaming Promotions

Other Twitch Streaming Promotions

On occasion, Overwatch will offer time-based rewards for watching Overwatch League or other streamers. These promotions will include promotions related to in-game events (such past events include the Pink Mercy Skin, D.Va Nano Cola Challenge, or the Ana Bastet Challenge) and will require watching specific streamers as indicated on news posts from PlayOverwatch.com. Overwatch League time-based rewards may include special events such as the Overwatch League Grand Finals

Finding an eligible stream

Check the promotion details on PlayOverwatch.com for when eligible streamers are scheduled to broadcast to give away in-game drops. To ensure that you are watching a valid streamer, make sure the words “Drops Enabled! Watch for a chance to earn loot!” appears below the streamer title! Do not trust any streamer title that says “!Drops” or “Drops enabled” as this is not an official indication of it being a eligible stream.

Remember! The sprays will appear without any prompt or the “NEW!” icon displaying in the Hero Gallery in game, so be sure to visually check in the promotional sprays where other sprays that have the Blizzard icon.

FAQ about other Twitch Streaming Promotions

Q. Will the rewards from the Pink Mercy, 2018 Overwatch League Grand Finals, D.Va Nano Cola Challenge, Ashe Free Weekend, or Ana Bastet promotion ever return to earn again?

A. These promotions were one-time only and it is not expected the rewards from past Twitch streaming promotions will return again.

Q. For time-based rewards, is there a place where I can track my time viewing?

A. Blizzard tracks time internally. There is no way to track your own progress on Twitch.

Q. I watched enough on an eligible stream for a time-based but did not get it? What’s wrong?

A. First please note, that time-based rewards do not drop immediately once you hit the threshold, it takes a little while before the notification appears. However if after a few hours you are still not earning those rewards. Check to make sure your Twitch account is linked correctly.

Q. I believe I should have earned a reward. How can I check?

A. For any Twitch rewards, check for your rewards on the inventory page. If you did not receive any Twitch rewards there may have been one of the following problems:

  • You have received the item without knowledge. Twitch drops do NOT trigger the “NEW” icon in your hero gallery.
  • If on a smart device, don’t move away from focus from the Twitch App as that will stop the stream.
  • You failed to be signed into your preferred Blizzard BattleNet account when watching.
  • Remember some devices like Chromecast, don’t have you directly signed in if you are watching from those devices.
  • Your BattleTag is incorrect, make sure that if you recently changed your BattleTag, to unlink and link again.

Q. For a series of time-based rewards have the first and last time-based rewards but missing one in-between or I have a Twitch notification for an item but I do not have it. What can I do?

A. First, try unlinking and relinking your Blizzard account to your Twitch account. If that fails, and you still do not have the item, the best option here is to start a web ticket with Blizzard Customer Service. CAREFULLY explain that you have earned the last possible time-based reward but missing rewards for watching short amounts of time.

Q. When I attempt to link my Blizzard account to my Twitch account, I get a “Callback Error”. How do I fix this?

A. Log out of Twitch completely, clear out your web browser cookies then try logging back in and try linking the account again. If that does not work, you will need to reach out to Twitch Support for assistance.
 

Troubleshooting earning rewards from Twitch Drops

Troubleshooting earning rewards from Twitch Drops

Perform the following steps in order to see if you can correct any possible errors. Try testing when you complete one more or of these steps. Remember to document how many tokens between matches you have by checking the balance directly in the Overwatch Game Client.

  1. If you are using MLG or OverwatchLeague.com, please switch to the Twitch platform. This platform is the only platform that provides active notifications for streaming rewards.
  2. Verify that you are signed into Twitch with your Twitch Account
  3. Verify that your Twitch Account is linked with your BattleNet account. Make sure that the BattleTag displayed in your Twitch Connections page is identical to your current BattleTag, if it is not or is not linked, unlink and relink the account.
  4. If you are a console player, verify that your BattleNet account is linked with your Console Account (note that any Console to Twitch linking features DO NOT COUNT).
  5. Try clearing out your web browser cookies or other cache files (remember to sign back into Twitch on the web browser).
  6. Make sure that OverwatchLeague.com and Twitch.tv are not muted in Google Chrome. Open a tab and navigate to OverwatchLeague.com and/or Twitch.tv, then right click the tab of the site on the title bar of the window, in the pop-up menu, if it says “Unmute Site” click it to unmute the site.
  7. Make sure that OverwatchLeague.com and Twitch.tv are not blocked for notifications in Google Chrome. (Check Settings > Content > Notifications).
  8. Try watching the stream on a different web browser. Recommended options include Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge*, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari 1**. Microsoft Internet Explorer (this is a legacy web browser recommended for viewing out-of-date websites) will not work. Other web browsers, including Opera, are currently untested.
    *Microsoft Edge is only available for Windows 10 systems
    **Apple Safari is only available for MacOS systems
  9. If watching on a smart device, try switching to a different device (preferably a computer with a web browser).
  10. If watching on Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, or any other TV casting device, turn off that casting and watch directly from your smart device or computer.
  11. If watching on the Twitch App using a smart device make sure that your player is not in audio only or chat only mode.

If nothing here works and…

…you are still having issues with triggering the notifications for OWL tokens or Twitch Streamer Time-Based Drops. Please post details about how you are watching the Overwatch League stream, and be sure to include:

  • Your hardware platform (Personal Computer, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android Device, Apple Device, etc.)
  • Your platform’s Operating System or firmware version (Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, MacOS 10.13 High Sierra, Xbox One version 10.0.16299.5101, PlayStation 4 version 5.53, Android Oreo 8.1, iOS 11, etc.)
  • Your App or Web Browser and current version (Twitch App on Android, Google Chrome 65.0.3325.181, etc)
  • Your Country of Residence (USA, Canada, Great Britain, Etc.)
  • A VERY DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF STEPS YOU HAVE TRIED

This information will help me pool data to find issues that could be affecting multiple users!
 

If you have any further questions, please post them here and I will do my best to look into finding an answer. Have fun everyone!


Free OWL Skin like last year?
I'm not getting OWL tokens even though I meet all the requirements, anybody else?
Owl pass issues
Overwatch League Tokens
Activision Blizzard Stocks have halved in the past 4 months
OWL Season 2 starting soon.... nothing on any social media about it
OWL/Twitch Grey Skins
Shanghai Dragons vs. Dallas Fuel - FINAL
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Florida Mayhem vs. Houston Outlaws - FINAL
Paris Eternal vs. Atlanta Reign - FINAL
Shanghai Dragons vs. Chengdu Hunters - FINAL
Vancouver Titans vs. Los Angeles Valiant - FINAL
Toronto Defiant vs. New York Excelsior - FINAL
Los Angeles Gladiators vs. London Spitfire - FINAL
Cant receive OWL twitch Bonus tokens though met requirements
San Francisco Shock vs. Hangzhou Spark - FINAL
Seoul Dynasty vs. Boston Uprising - FINAL
Florida Mayhem vs. Guangzhou Charge - NOW LIVE
Washington Justice vs. Philadelphia Fusion - FINAL
OWL tokens stopped dropping?
If My PS4 Overwatch is Connected to my Battle.net and my battle.net is connected to my twitch, I will get owl tokens?
Vancouver Titans vs. San Francisco Shock - FINAL
Toronto Defiant vs Los Angeles Valiant - FINAL
I didn't get my OWL Tokens
New York Excelsior vs. Houston Outlaws - FINAL
London Spitfire vs. Hangzhou Spark - NOW LIVE
Not Receiving OWL Token
Not recieving owl tokens 2019 for 2 last days
Not receiving OWL tokens 2019
OWL Tokens not dropping? 23/02/19
Chengdu Hunters vs. Florida Mayhem - NOW LIVE
Vancover Titans vs Guangzhou Charge - FINAL
Philadelphia Fusion vs. Dallas Fuel - FINAL
Did not get tokens for the latest matches?
Not Receiving OWL Token
Not recieving owl tokens 2019 for 2 last days
Los Angeles Gladiators vs. Paris Eternal - WATCHPOINT NOW LIVE
I watched overwatch league but i didnt get tokens 2019!
OWL Viewer tokens not granted after watching all matches
I didn't get my OWL Tokens
No OWL tokens for watching on OWL website
No OWL Tokens yesterday and today?
Houston Outlaws vs. Hangzhou Spark - NOW LIVE
Shanghai Dragons vs. Boston Uprising - FINAL
New York Excelsior vs. Los Angeles Valiant - NOW LIVE
Atlanta Reign vs. Toronto Defiant - FINAL
Atlanta Reign vs. Toronto Defiant - FINAL
Guangzhou Charge vs. Dallas Fuel - FINAL
Seoul Dynasty vs. Chengdu Hunters - NOW LIVE
Philadelphia Fusion vs. Florida Mayhem - FINAL
Washington Justice vs. London Spitfire - FINAL
Not getting my OWL points on PS4?
Grey Overwatch Leage skins
So many issues unsolved
OWL Tokens Not Appearing
So what's the deal with OWL tokens?
Boston Uprising vs. Vancouver Titans - Stage 1 Quarterfinals - FINAL
Seoul Dynasty vs. Dallas Fuel - FINAL
Seoul Dynasty vs. Dallas Fuel - FINAL
Not receiving OWL tokens
I'm not getting owl tokens
3 hours, no OWL tokens
Not getting tokens
San Francisco Shock vs. Los Angeles Gladiators - NOW LIVE
Not receiving any owl tokens
Dont get OWL tokens for watching on phone?
3 Tokens? Really? (Mod Response)
Philadelphia Fusion vs. Atlanta Reign - NOW LIVE
Houston Outlaws vs. Boston Uprising - FINAL
Owl tokens issue
How long does it take OWL tokens to hit?
Vancouver Titans vs. Shanghai Dragons - FINAL
Los Angeles Valiant vs. Hangzhou Spark - FINAL
Washington Justice vs. New York Excelsior - NOW LIVE
London Spitfire vs. Paris Eternal - NOW LIVE
Did not get any OWL tokens at all! Help!
OWL:Twitch Reward not show up
Chendu Hunters vs. Guangzhou Charge - FINAL
OWL Tokens not been given to my acc?
3 Tokens? Really? (Mod Response)
Dallas Fuel vs. San Francisco Shock - FINAL
Atlanta Reign vs. Florida Mayhem - FINAL
Tortonto Defiant vs. Houston Outlaws - FINAL
Owl tokens from twitch
Only 3 League Tokens
How many OWL tomens did you get?
3 Tokens? Really? (Mod Response)
Why Blizzard give us league tokens?
Watching OWL whole night only 3 tokens ... does 4 matches last 1h?
3 Tokens? Really? (Mod Response)
Watched OWL for about 7 hours and I only got 3 OWL tokens
Is anyone earning OWL tokens from watching?
I'm not getting OWL tokens even though I meet all the requirements, anybody else?
Shanghai Dragons vs. Hangzhou Spark - FINAL
Seoul Dynasty vs. Los Angeles Gladiators - FINAL
New York Excelsior vs. Boston Uprising - FINAL
Philadelphia Fusion vs. London Spitfire - Final
OWL Tokens, are we gonna get some?
Pre-show = 30K, now 10K
Are OWL Tokens per day capped at 18?
Seoul Dynasty vs. New York Excelsior - Stage 1 Quarterfinals - FINAL
Guangzhou Charge vs. Vancouver Titans - FINAL
Houston Outlaws vs. Atlanta Reign - FINAL
Washington Justice vs. Florida Mayhem - FINAL
Philadelphia Fusion vs. Paris Eternal - NOW LIVE
Atlanta Reign vs. Chengdu Hunters - FINAL
Boston Uprising vs. Dallas Fuel - FINAL
London Spitfire vs. Seoul Dynasty - FINAL
Hey im not getting my first 3 tokens
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Overwatch League Player Rewards
OWL Tokens not awarded correctly
Didn't get token from OWL
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New York Excelsior vs. San Francisco Shock - NOW LIVE
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Toronto Defiant vs. Chengdu Hunters - NOW LIVE
Los Angeles Valiant vs. Philadelphia Fusion - FINAL
Atlanta Reign vs. Los Angeles Gladiators - FINAL
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WyomingMist, how often do we get Tokens
#2

Challenge Archive

Weekly Challenges

Stage 1 Week 1 (February 11th, 2019 – February 17th, 2019) (Ended)
  • Watch any 1 match in Command Center – Click "Watch Now" at the top of the video to use Command Center. Note: this challenge can only be completed by viewing in your browser.
    - Requires the purchase of the 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass to complete.
    - Reward: OWL2019Dva Twitch Emote
  • Cheer 1 MegaCheer - Click the Bits icon in Chat, choose a team, and cheer 300+ Bits.
    - Requires 300 bits to cheer, can stack with other bit related challenges
    - Reward: OWL2019Reinhardt Twitch Emote
  • Cheer once for your favorite team - Cheer for your favorite team by clicking on the Bits icon in the Chat window.
    - Requires 50 bits to cheer, can stack with other bit related challenges
    - Requires the purchase of the 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass to complete and you must designate your favorite team.
    - Reward: OWL2019Widowmaker Twitch Emote
     
Stage 1 Week 2 (February 18th, 2019 – February 24th, 2019)
  • Equip Level 1 Channel Badge – Click on the "Gear" icon in the Chat window and select Edit Appearance to select the Level 1 (Bronze) Overwatch League Channel Badge.
    - Requires the purchase of the 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass to complete.
    - If you already have the badge equipped, you must unequip it and reequip it to unlock this challenge.
    - Reward: OWL2019Ashe Twitch Emote
  • Connect your BattleNet account on Twitch - To connect your account go to the Connections tab in your settings.
    - Requires a Blizzard BattleNet Account. Click here for linking instructions.
    - You must unlink and relink your account if your account is already linked to Twitch to claim this challenge.
    - Reward: OWL2019Tracer Twitch Emote
  • Cheer 50 bits - Click the Bits icon in the Chat window to start cheering.
    - Requires 50 bits to cheer, can stack with other bit related challenges
    - Reward: OWL2019Doomfist Twitch Emote
     
Stage 1 Week 3 (February 25th, 2019 – March 3rd, 2019)
  • Cheer 50 bits - Click the Bits icon in the Chat window to start cheering.
    - Requires 50 bits to cheer, can stack with other bit related challenges
    - Reward: OWL2019Roadhog Twitch Emote
  • Cheer once for your favorite team - Cheer for your favorite team by clicking on the Bits icon in the Chat window.
    - Requires 50 bits to cheer, can stack with other bit related challenges
    - Requires the purchase of the 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass to complete and you must designate your favorite team.
    - Reward: OWL2019Zayra Twitch Emote
  • Watch any 1 match in Command Center – Click "Watch Now" at the top of the video to use Command Center. Note: this challenge can only be completed by viewing in your browser.
    - Requires the purchase of the 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass to complete.
    - Reward: OWL2019Winston Twitch Emote
     
Stage 1 Week 4 (March 3rd, 2019 – March 10th, 2019)
  • Cheer 1 MegaCheer - Click the Bits icon in Chat, choose a team, and cheer 300+ Bits.
    - Requires 300 bits to cheer, can stack with other bit related challenges
    - Reward: OWL2019Mercy Twitch Emote
  • Watch any 1 match in Command Center – Click "Watch Now" at the top of the video to use Command Center. Note: this challenge can only be completed by viewing in your browser.
    - Requires the purchase of the 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass to complete.
    - Reward: OWL2019Zenyatta Twitch Emote
  • Cheer once using any cheermote – Click the Bits icon in Chat and select any Cheermote to cheer.
    - Requires 50 bits to cheer, can stack with other bit related challenges.
    - Reward: OWL2019Ana Twitch Emote
     
Stage 1 Week 5 (March 11rd, 2019 – March 17th, 2019)
  • Cheer once using any cheermote – Click the Bits icon in Chat and select any Cheermote to cheer.
    - Requires 50 bits to cheer, can stack with other bit related challenges.
    - Reward: OWL2019salt Twitch Emote
  • Equip a Global Badge – Click on the "Gear" icon in the Chat window and select Edit Appearance to select any Global Badge from Overwatch League.
    - Requires the purchase of the 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass to complete.
    - If you already have the badge equipped, you must unequip it and reequip it to unlock this challenge.
    - Reward: OWL2019bioticgernade Twitch Emote
  • Cheer 50 bits - Click the Bits icon in the Chat window to start cheering.
    - Requires 50 bits to cheer, can stack with other bit related challenges
    - Reward: OWL2019shuriken Twitch Emote
     
Stage 1 Finals (March 18th, 2019 – March 24th, 2019)
  • Cheer 1 MegaCheer - Click the Bits icon in Chat, choose a team, and cheer 300+ Bits.
    - Requires 300 bits to cheer, can stack with other bit related challenges
    - Reward: OWL2019hammerdown Twitch Emote
  • Watch any 1 match in Command Center – Click "Watch Now" at the top of the video to use Command Center. Note: this challenge can only be completed by viewing in your browser.
    - Requires the purchase of the 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass to complete.
    - Reward: OWL2019dragonblade Twitch Emote
  • Cheer 50 bits - Click the Bits icon in the Chat window to start cheering.
    - Requires 50 bits to cheer, can stack with other bit related challenges
    - Reward: OWL2019selfdestruct Twitch Emote
     

Stage Challenges

Overwatch League Stage Personal Challenge – Stage 1 (February 11th, 2019 – March 24th, 2019)
  • Complete 10+ weekly Personal Challenges - Complete 10 or more weekly Personal Challenges in Stage 1 to complete the Stage Challenge and level-up your Overwatch League Channel Badge.
    - Requires the purchase of the 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass to complete.
    - Reward: Level up your 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass Twitch Badge
     

Overwatch League Ongoing Community Challenges

Community Challenges
  • Cheer 40 Million Bits - As a community, cheer a collective 40 million Bits to complete this challenge. As an individual, contribute a cheer of 50+ Bits to qualify for the rewards. Note: Bits cheered for Personal Challenges contribute to this Community Challenge.
    - Requires 50 bits to cheer, can stack with other bit related challenges
    - Reward: OWL2019potg Twitch Emote

  • 200,000 people watch in Command Center - To complete this challenge, 200,000 community members must watch live in Command Center throughout the Stage. As an individual, watch 1 game in Command Center to qualify for the rewards. Note: watching in Command Center to complete Personal Challenges will also go towards this Community Challenge. This challenge can only be completed by viewing in your browser.
    - Requires the purchase of the 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass to complete.
    - Reward: OWL2019gg Twitch Emote

  • Cheer 40,000 MegaCheers - As a community, initiate a collective 40,000 MegaCheers of any kind to complete this challenge. As an individual, contribute 1+ MegaCheers to qualify for the rewards. Note: MegaCheers for Personal Challenges will also go towards this Community Challenge.
    - Requires 300 bits to cheer, can stack with other bit related challenges
    - Reward: OWL2019ez Twitch Emote

  • Gift 10,000 All-Access Passes - As a community, gift 10,000 All-Access Passes to complete this challenge. As an individual, gift 1 All-Access Pass to qualify for the rewards.
    - Requires a gift purchase of the 2019 Twitch All-Access Pass to a different Twitch user to complete.
    - Reward: OWL2019gift1 Twitch Emote
     


#3

Lost me there


#4

Thanks for the heads up chief, wouldn’t have known about the challenges until way too late otherwise.


#5

I want to be a potato


#6

Who else thinks this will be the last season of Overwatch league?


#7

No problem, yeah I am trying to get as much information as quick as possible. With this, the Community Countdown event, and more, its going to be a busy time for me the next few days.


Are OWL Tokens per day capped at 18?
#8

I sure want it to be OWL is killing this game.


#9

So now it’s a twitch battlepass rather than just giving me the content.
I’m beginning to regret my purchase


#10

Ouch, I can imagine. Good luck with that.


#11

i love how almost all these challenges are about spending more $$$


#12

What I find funny is that the season has not even started yet and the community challenges already indicate that we as a community have cheered more than 1 million bits since the reset and given away more than 1,000 All-Access Passes to other users.


#15

We still don’t need to purchase anything to get free tokens beyond watching, right?


#16

This question right here, please.


#17

I’m here before the pin.


#18

That feel when you want the All Access pass, but you broke af


#19

Prepare to see a huge hit in your viewership ratings.


#20

I mean, yeah. Only those that watch it because they like it are going to watch it.
Since there’s nothing to get from it unless you pay.

Though if we still get OWL tokens for free that’s a different story. Gotta get all those pink skins.


#21

Same here.


#22

I should clarify, challenges are only offering twitch emotes and badges. if you look deeper I do believe we will still get the streaming rewards for out token drops but this is yet to be confirmed.

Based on the fact that they are teasing several of the gray skins which have not been obtainable, I do believe there will be in-game items available to capture through the challenges later on in the season.