Overwatch Streaming Rewards Guide - Earn Contenders skins & Symmetra Sprays

Welcome to the Overwatch streaming rewards guide. This forum post will provide key facts about watching official esports and content creator streams to earn Overwatch in-game items including sprays, skins, Overwatch League tokens, and more! This guide will be updated periodically for active promotions and instructions on how to earn each reward.

Symmetra’s Restoration Challenge - Streaming Drops

Unlock additional rewards by watching Twitch streamers before, during, or after matches to get even more Symmetra-themed cosmetics. Tune in to any Twitch streamer while they’re playing Overwatch now through November 30 to earn six Symmetra’s Restoration Challenge sprays!

IMPORTANT : To be eligible to receive these Twitch Drops , you must first link your Blizzard account to your Twitch account. Visit the Twitch Connections page to log in and complete the link now.

Symmetra’s Restoration Challenge drops will be available November 17 - 30 . All channels streaming in the Twitch Overwatch game category will be available for rewards.

We’ll be spotlighting Overwatch content creators each day throughout Symmetra’s Restoration Challenge! Catch some of your favorite creators throughout the event to unlock new cosmetics.

Broadcaster Spotlight Date / Time (PST) Channel
Jay3 Nov 17 (11:00 – 21:00) twitch.tv/Jay3
Holiwhirl Nov 18 (04:00 – 11:00) twitch.tv/Holiwhirl
Somjuu Nov 19 (10:00 – 17:00) twitch.tv/Somjuu
harbleu Nov 20 (12:00 – 19:00) twitch.tv/harbleu
SINotFound Nov 21 (16:00 – 20:00) twitch.tv/SINotFound
violet Nov 22 (10:00 – 22:00) twitch.tv/violet
Jayne Nov 23 (05:00 – 17:00) twitch.tv/Jayne
Fitzyhere Nov 24 (08:00 – 16:00) twitch.tv/Fitzyhere
Mushu Nov 25 (07:00 – 14:00) twitch.tv/Mushu
SVB Nov 26 (08:00 – 16:00) twitch.tv/OWSVB
mL7support Nov 27 (06:00 – 14:00) twitch.tv/mL7support
Daniel Fenner Nov 28 (06:00 – 15:00) twitch.tv/DanielFenner
EeveeA Nov 29 (07:00 – 19:00) twitch.tv/EeveeA
Flats Nov 30 (09:00 – 17:00) twitch.tv/Flats

TROUBLESHOOTING WITH EARNING TWITCH DROPS

IMPORTANT This promotion has now ended, and this troubleshooting guide is no longer effective to resolve any lost Twitch Drops, however, you can use this for your reference to prepare for any future Overwatch promotions on Twitch.

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 check the Overwatch Game Client to see if you earned the rewards in the hero gallery. Any earned drops will have no in-game notification or show the icon for the items indicated once they are earned.

  1. Verify you are signed into your Twitch.tv account and that your Twitch account is linked with your Blizzard Account.
  2. Some countries, (specifically those sanctioned by the United States) may not be eligible to earn drops from any Twitch drop promotion.
  3. Verify that you are watching an eligible stream by looking for the Drops Enabled message below the title of the stream. Please note the title in the stream description is NOT an indicator that this channel has drops enabled.
  4. Make sure that your Twitch account is showing that you are active online (green light) in your Twitch profile.
  5. If you are a console player, verify that your BattleNet account is linked with your Console Account.
  6. Try clearing out your web browser cookies or other cache files (remember to sign back into twitch.tv on the web browser).
  7. If you use any Ad blocking pluggins or software, please disable it entirely for the duration of the broadcast (don’t just provide an exemption to the site).
  8. Make sure that Twitch.tv is not muted in Google Chrome. Open a tab and navigate to 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.
  9. Make sure that Twitch.tv is not blocked for notifications in Google Chrome. (Check Settings > Content > Notifications).
  10. Try watching the stream on a different web browser. The most recommended option is Google Chrome. Firefox is reported to work I am currently investigating issues with the older version of Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Internet Explorer (this is a legacy web browser recommended for viewing out-of-date websites) will not work. Other web browsers, including Opera, Apple Safari, and the new Microsoft Edge, are currently untested. (Desktop Microsoft Edge is only available for Windows 10 systems. Apple Safari is only available for MacOS systems.)
  11. If watching on a smart device (phone or tablet), try switching to a different device (preferably a computer with a web browser).
  12. 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. Casting devices will NOT work with earning tokens.

If nothing here works and…

…you are still having issues with earning Overwatch Drops on Twitch. 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 (Overwatch League 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

2020 Season 2 Overwatch Contenders - Earn Overwatch Contenders Skins!

UPDATE! Additional Contenders Matches scheduled for November, second chance for Symmetra and Mercy in December

The start of the Overwatch Contenders Gauntlet Qualifier matches for the Korea region will run November 25th - 29th, allowing more than enough hours to earn Torbjorn and Lucio skins. Furthermore, for the month of December, a second chance to earn Symmetra and Mercy skins will be available for those who had problems in October. Combined with the two new skins for Junkrat and Zenyatta, you will need to watch up to 20 hours to reach all four skins.

Ever wanted to rep Overwatch Contenders with some fresh green and white skins for your favorite heroes in the game? Starting today you can do just that! As 2020 Contenders Season 2 kicks off, we’re giving everyone in eligible regions the Contenders Genji skin, in both green and white, so you can Dragonblade like the best of Tier 2. You’ll also get access to a special player icon and in-game spray.

But that’s not all. From now through 2021, the more Overwatch Contenders live content you enjoy on overwatchcontenders.com, the more Contenders skins you can collect. Each month during the Contenders season, a set of skins for two different heroes can be your reward for logging in to your Battle.net account on the Contenders homepage and enjoying a certain number of hours of Contenders live content*.

For example, here’s how it will work in November:

  • You will automatically receive a set of Contenders home and away Torbjörn skins in your Battle.net account after enjoying 7 hours of live Contenders content.
  • When you reach 15 hours you will automatically receive a set of Contenders home and away Lúcio skins.
  • Your hours will reset at the end of the month, so log in now to support Overwatch Contenders!

Special moments in the competitive calendar for Overwatch Contenders (e.g. Gauntlet) may feature event-specific incentives. Also, any player who qualifies for Contenders in any region will automatically receive access to the full set of Contenders skins!

Torbjörn and Lúcio are our featured hero skins for November. Future hero pairs will be announced on social media, so don’t forget to follow us on Twitter as well.

** Overwatch game license and Battle.net account required to redeem in-game skins and items. Restrictions apply. Click here for official rules.

TROUBLESHOOTING WITH EARNING OVERWATCH CONTENDERS SKINS

This troubleshooting guide is ONLY for the Overwatch Contenders skins promotion starting in October 2020. First check the web player to see if you are successfully earning skins by looking for the green light in the web player:

Perform the following steps in order to see if you can correct any possible errors. Remember to check the Overwatch Game Client to see if you earned the rewards in the hero gallery. Any earned drops will have no in-game notification or show the icon for the items indicated once they are earned. Furthermore, you know you are successfully logged in by checking the message below the video player (see these images):

If you are not logged on, please try these steps:

  1. Please verify that you are eligible to earn the Overwatch Contenders Skins. Only users from certain eligible countries are eligible (see below).
  1. If you are using Youtube.com, the Youtube mobile app, or the Overwatch League mobile app, please switch to overwatchleague.com/en-us/contenders/. It is only available on the Overwatch Contenders website at this time.
  2. Verify that you are signed in to your Blizzard BattleNet account on https://overwatchleague.com/en-us/contenders/.
  3. Check on your Blizzard Account Connections Page to see if you have all three permissions enabled for the Overwatch League page. If any are missing, revoke the access, then return to overwatchleague.com/en-us/contenders/ and sign back in, and grant all three permissions.

  1. If you are a console player, verify that your BattleNet account is linked with your Console Account.
  2. Try clearing out your web browser cookies or other cache files (remember to sign back into OverwatchLeague.com on the web browser).
    a. Go to OverwatchLeague.com/en-us/contenders and see if the stream is still lagging or has a black screen
    b. If so, please right-click the :lock: icon next to the URL of the website.
    c. Click Cookies
    d. A list of web cookies will be shown, click each cookie and select remove
    e. Press Ctrl+F5 to do a hard refresh of the page
    f. Sign back into OverwatchLeague.com with your Blizzard Account
    g. Try to see if the stream starts to work
  3. If you use any Adblocking plugins or software, please disable it entirely for the duration of the broadcast (don’t just provide an exemption to the site).
  4. Make sure that overwatchleague.com/en-us/contenders/ is not muted in Google Chrome. Open a tab and navigate to overwatchleague.com/en-us/contenders/, 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.
  5. Make sure that overwatchleague.com/en-us/contenders/ is not blocked for notifications in Google Chrome. (Check Settings > Content > Notifications).
  6. Try watching the stream on a different web browser. The most recommended option is Google Chrome. Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge should also work. Microsoft Internet Explorer (this is a legacy web browser recommended for viewing out-of-date websites on Windows computers) will not work. Other web browsers, including Opera, are currently untested. (Desktop Microsoft Edge is only available for Windows 10 systems. Apple Safari is only available for MacOS systems.)
  7. If watching on a smart device (phone or tablet), try switching to a different device (preferably a computer with a web browser).
  8. 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. Casting devices will NOT work with earning tokens.

If nothing here works and…

…you are still having issues with earning Overwatch Contenders skins. 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 (Overwatch League 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

Failed to earn Contenders Symmetra and Mercy skins?

If any of you failed to earn the Symmetra and/or Mercy skins from the October streams, I have started a new thread to collect any information there. Please note, this is for my own investigative purposes only and I cannot guarantee Blizzard will be able to do anything for anyone who reports there:

Inactive Promotions

These promotions have since ended but are posted here for reference.

2020 Overwatch League Season

The Overwatch League 2020 Season is Over

There are no more opportunities this year to earn free Overwatch League tokens. Be sure to follow OverwatchLeague.com and @overwatchleague on Twitter for details on when the 2021 season will begin. As always you can purchase

Grand Finals Drops Known Problems

There were issues with Grand Finals rewards throughout the broadcast on October 10th including the player not working on OverwatchLeague.com. Most of these issues were resolved and drops were caught up to most players. Blizzard (nor myself) will be unable to provide individual troubleshooting for anyone missing any items.

European Players - Your Tracer OWL skins may not appear in the EU game client

There is a current known issue that the Tracer Overwatch League Gray and White skins earned from the 2020 Grand Finals may not properly appear in your Overwatch game client when logged into the European Region, however you may be able to resolve this problem by resetting your Blizzard Account Password

PlayStation 4 Players Missing Rewards

If you are a PlayStation 4 player and you are missing your reward, please try unlinking and relinking your Blizzard account to your console account.

Information about Grand Finals Rewards (ended)

GRAND FINAL REWARDS ON THE FINAL GAME ON OCTOBER 10TH STARTING AT 9 AM ET/6 AM PT!

https://video.twimg.com/amplify_video/1313234719090249728/vid/1280x720/tWkDV585yzVPCk97.mp4?tag=13

  • Watch the Grand Finals for 1 hour and earn an exclusive 2020 OWL Logo Motif Spray
  • Watch the Grand Finals for 2 hours and earn the Tracer OWL Home and Away skins

Only OWL tokens are awarded during all other matches during the Grand Finals weekends.

Information about 2020 OWL Token Drops (ended)

OVERWATCH LEAGUE TOKEN DROPS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceAy4_L5sGM

League Tokens are back! Starting with the Overwatch League Regional Tournaments on Friday, May 22, you can earn League Tokens by enjoying live matches on the Overwatch League website, mobile site, and app.

  • Earn five League Tokens for every hour spent on Overwatch League platforms viewing live matches.
  • 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 only accrues by watching live matches on the Overwatch League website (desktop and mobile), and on the Overwatch League mobile apps (iOS and Android).
  • IMPORTANT! You CANNOT earn tokens by watching directly on YouTube.com or the YouTube mobile app at this time.
  • League Tokens will be available in your Battle.net account after each completed hour of viewing.
  • League Tokens can be used on all Overwatch game platforms (i.e., PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch). If you have accounts on multiple platforms you will earn the same number of tokens equally in each platform that you are linked to.

To earn and redeem League Tokens, follow the instructions below for supported platforms:

  1. Create or log in to your Blizzard account on overwatchleague.com or in the Overwatch League app.
  2. View a live stream of a match during the promotion period.

To redeem League Tokens for in-game items, viewers must have a valid Overwatch game license. Xbox One, PlayStation4, or Nintendo Switch players must have their Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, or Nintendo account linked to their Battle.net account. Follow these steps to do so. Additional terms and conditions apply.

UPDATED COUNTRY RESTRICTIONS FOR GRAND FINALS!!
The Promotion is open and offered to legal residents of most countries. Legal residents of Cuba, Iran, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Sudan, Crimea, and Syria, and other countries where restricted or prohibited by law are not eligible for the Promotion. Legal residents of the People’s Republic of China (which for the purposes of these rules, excludes Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) and Japan are also not eligible for the Promotion. For
Argentina, this promotion should be considered as temporary rules to grant benefits (the Tokens) for duly registered players in accordance with these Rules.

Stay tuned for future announcements about earning League Tokens on additional platforms and in more countries.

Information about where to watch Overwatch League

STREAMING PLATFORM – YOUTUBE GAMING

This year, Overwatch League will be streamed primarily on YouTube1. The YouTube broadcast is also shown on the Overwatch League App and OverwatchLeague.comThis means you will need to go to the official Overwatch League YouTube Channel to find all live matches of the Overwatch League. You can learn more about this new partnership by clicking here. The Overwatch League will not be streamed on either Twitch or ESPN streaming platforms.

1In all markets outside of China.

WATCHING AD-FREE

To not be interrupted by forced advertisements, sign up for YouTube Premium. Note that in-roll advertisements will still appear during the broadcast’s scheduled breaks. There are no direct Overwatch in-game benefits to signing up for YouTube Premium, however, there are other benefits that you may enjoy. Learn more at youtube.com/premium.

Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. Why are there no streaming rewards for available yet for directly on the YouTube platform?
A. While the YouTube Gaming platform is known for providing streaming rewards for other games, this is not yet prepared for any Blizzard Game at this time. You can earn tokens by watching on OverwatchLeague.com or the Overwatch League mobile app.

Q. If I can’t earn tokens from watching the streams, how can I get Overwatch League Tokens?
A For those who reside in a country not eligible to earn tokens from watching online, you can purchase Overwatch League tokens on the gaming platform that you play Overwatch on. Here are the links:

PC/Battle.net - Xbox One - PlayStation 4

Q. Is there going to be any special subscription for Overwatch League on YouTube, just like how there was the Twitch All-Access Pass?
A. There are no announced plans for any special subscription service for Overwatch League at this time.

Q. Will the Overwatch League be broadcasted on any live TV channels?
A. There are no announced plans for any live TV broadcasts of the Overwatch League at this time.

Q. What happened to the Los Angeles Valiant, San Francisco Shock, and Florida Mayhem skins? They look different now.
A. These three teams updated their team colors and now uses all-new skin colors. These skins are available for purchase for Overwatch League Tokens at 100 apiece (includes both home and away skins).

Q. Can I redeem tokens for the older Los Angeles Valiant (green and gold), Shock (orange and white), and Mayhem (yellow and red) skins?

A. No. These skins are no longer available to collect even if you have enough Overwatch League tokens or own any of the new skins.

Q. I already own the Los Angeles Valiant (green and gold), Shock (orange and white), and Mayhem (yellow and red) skins. Will I lose them?
A. No those are yours to keep and equip in-game at any time. Find them directly in the Hero Gallery menu option (not the Overwatch League menu option) and look for [Team Name] 2018 to equip that skin. If necessary, activate your Hero Gallery filters and click on the OWL collection icon to easily find them.

Q. How can I collect the sprays being offered for those attending Overwatch League matches live?**
A. Since the cancellation of the homestand matches, teams have been offering various ways to collect the sprays through their own social media channels. Be sure to follow each team’s Twitter channel for news on chances of earning a code which will unlock 10 of those sprays. Any codes obtained from the weeks 1 through 5 events are now valid and can be redeemed on BattleNet. If you are console player, link your console account to the BattleNet account you redeem the code for to get those sprays.

Q. What are the Overwatch League “gray” or “white/away” skins and is there any new way to earn them at this time?
The Overwatch League Gray and White skins are generic non-team skins often seen during demonstration matches, stat boards, or matches where non-Overwatch League Teams compete on the Overwatch League LAN client (such as the 2019 Talent Showdown match prior to the start of the 2019 season). The gray skins for Tracer, Genji, Hanzo, Junkrat, Widowmaker, Mercy, D.Va, McCree, Soldier: 76, and Moira were available during limited-time promotions of the 2018 Overwatch League Season, but the ability to earn any other hero’s skin or any of the white (away) skins have not yet been made available. If and when this changes, expect to find details posted in this guide.

Q. What happened to all of the homestand matches? Why are matches being played online?
A. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the homestand events for all remaining matches have been canceled. Since the spread of the outbreak is expected to last several months worldwide, all remaining regular-season matches will now be played in an online environment.

Q. Help I am having trouble earning tokens. Can Blizzard help me get the tokens that I missed?
A. Blizzard Customer Support is unable to see or troubleshoot Overwatch League Token grants. If you have followed the troubleshooting available, report it as a bug in the Bug Report Forums.

Q. Help I watched a match directly on YouTube or the MLG platform and didn’t earn tokens. What can I do?
Watching Overwatch League matches on YouTube currently does not reward tokens at this time. You must watch matches either on OverwatchLeague.com or the Overwatch League mobile app. There is no way to catch up on tokens if you watched on the wrong platform.

Q. I spent tokens on a skin that I do not want anymore. Can I get a refund on it?
A. No, any tokens redeemed for skins cannot be refunded.

Q. Is there any giveaways for bonus tokens like random 100 token drops after every map played or prediction contests like the Overwatch League Picks?
A. No. Unlike last year, there are no bonus token opportunities at this time. The only method to earn free tokens is by watching to earn 5 tokens for every hour watched on OverwatchLeague.com or the Overwatch League mobile app.

Q. Why is my country of residence not eligible to earn tokens?
A. For legal reasons, Blizzard cannot operate the Overwatch League token drop promotion in select countries. The only way to obtain tokens in ineligible countries is by purchasing them on your game platform.

Q. I recently moved to an eligible country, how can I get my account changed to reflect that I am now a resident of that new country.
Please see this support article on Blizzard Support (click here) for details on changing your country of residence on your Blizzard Account.

Troubleshooting steps

TROUBLESHOOTING WITH EARNING OWL TOKENS

IMPORTANT The season has now ended, and this troubleshooting guide is no longer effective to resolve any lost token drops or bonus rewards. A new guide will be posted for the 2021 season once details are posted.

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. Please verify that you are eligible to earn OWL token drops. Only users from certain eligible countries can earn OWL token drops. Please note any non-Overwatch League drop is not restricted by country.
  1. If you are using Youtube.com or the Youtube mobile app, please switch to the OverwatchLeague.com or the Overwatch League mobile app.
  2. Verify that you are signed in to your Blizzard BattleNet account on OverwatchLeague.com or the Overwatch Leauge Mobile App.
  3. Check on your Blizzard Account Connections Page to see if you have all three permissions enabled for the Overwatch League page. If any are missing, revoke the access, then return to OverwatchLeague.com and sign back in, and grant all three permissions.

  1. If you are a console player, verify that your BattleNet account is linked with your Console Account.
  2. Try clearing out your web browser cookies or other cache files (remember to sign back into OverwatchLeague.com on the web browser).
  3. If you use any Ad blocking pluggins or software, please disable it entirely for the duration of the broadcast (don’t just provide an exemption to the site).
  4. Make sure that OverwatchLeague.com is not muted in Google Chrome. Open a tab and navigate to OverwatchLeague.com , 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.
  5. Make sure that OverwatchLeague.com is not blocked for notifications in Google Chrome. (Check Settings > Content > Notifications).
  6. Try watching the stream on a different web browser. The most recommended option is Google Chrome. Firefox is reported to work I am currently investigating issues with the older version of Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Internet Explorer (this is a legacy web browser recommended for viewing out-of-date websites) will not work. Other web browsers, including Opera, Apple Safari, and the new Microsoft Edge, are currently untested. (Desktop Microsoft Edge is only available for Windows 10 systems. Apple Safari is only available for MacOS systems.)
  7. If watching on a smart device (phone or tablet), try switching to a different device (preferably a computer with a web browser).
  8. 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. Casting devices will NOT work with earning tokens.

If nothing here works and…

…you are still having issues with earning OWL tokens. 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 (Overwatch League 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
Tracer's Comic Challenge (Ended on September 28th, 2020)

Unlock additional rewards for the Tracer’s Comic Challenge by watching Twitch streamers before, during, or after matches to get even more Tracer-themed cosmetics. Tune in to any Twitch streamer while they’re playing Overwatch now through September 28 to earn six Tracer’s Comic Challenge sprays with sound effects!

IMPORTANT : To be eligible to receive these Twitch Drops , you must first link your Blizzard account to your Twitch account. Visit the Twitch Connections page to log in and complete the link now.

Tracer’s Comic Challenge drops will be available September 15 – 28 . All channels streaming in the Twitch Overwatch game category will be available for rewards.

We’ll be spotlighting Overwatch content creators each day throughout Tracer’s Comic Challenge! Catch some of your favorite creators throughout the event to unlock comic-themed cosmetics.

Broadcaster Spotlight Date / Time (PDT) Channel
Emongg Sept 15 (11:00 – 21:00) twitch.tv/Emongg
FRAN Sept 16 (16:00 – 21:00) twitch.tv/FRAN
TattedPoodle Sept 18 (14:00 – 18:00) twitch.tv/TattedPoodle
KarQ Sept 19 (09:00 – 19:00) twitch.tv/KarQ
eskay Sept 20 (09:00 – 17:00) twitch.tv/eskay
PVPX Sept 21 (06:00 – 14:00) twitch.tv/PVPX
Cuppcaake Sept 22 (07:00 – 14:00) twitch.tv/Cuppcaake
kragiee Sept 24 (03:00 – 09:00) twitch.tv/kragiee
MissClick_Live Sept 24 (15:00 – 19:00) twitch.tv/MissClick_Live
iddqd Sept 25 (12:30 – Sept 26 00:30) twitch.tv/iddqd
Salty Phish Sept 26 (09:00 – 13:00) twitch.tv/SaltyPhish
JohnWLin Sept 27 (06:00 – 11:00) twitch.tv/JohnWLin
Bowie_ow Sept 28 (09:00 – 17:00) twitch.tv/Bowie_ow

TROUBLESHOOTING WITH EARNING TWITCH DROPS

IMPORTANT This promotion has now ended, and this troubleshooting guide is no longer effective to resolve any lost Twitch Drops, however, you can use this for your reference to prepare for any future Overwatch promotions on Twitch.

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 check the Overwatch Game Client to see if you earned the rewards in the hero gallery. Any earned drops will have no in-game notification or show the icon for the items indicated once they are earned.

  1. Verify you are signed into your Twitch.tv account and that your Twitch account is linked with your Blizzard Account.
  2. Some countries, (specifically those sanctioned by the United States) may not be eligible to earn drops from any Twitch drop promotion.
  3. Verify that you are watching an eligible stream by looking for the Drops Enabled message below the title of the stream. Please note the title in the stream description is NOT an indicator that this channel has drops enabled.
  4. Make sure that your Twitch account is showing that you are active online (green light) in your Twitch profile.
  5. If you are a console player, verify that your BattleNet account is linked with your Console Account.
  6. Try clearing out your web browser cookies or other cache files (remember to sign back into twitch.tv on the web browser).
  7. If you use any Ad blocking pluggins or software, please disable it entirely for the duration of the broadcast (don’t just provide an exemption to the site).
  8. Make sure that Twitch.tv is not muted in Google Chrome. Open a tab and navigate to 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.
  9. Make sure that Twitch.tv is not blocked for notifications in Google Chrome. (Check Settings > Content > Notifications).
  10. Try watching the stream on a different web browser. The most recommended option is Google Chrome. Firefox is reported to work I am currently investigating issues with the older version of Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Internet Explorer (this is a legacy web browser recommended for viewing out-of-date websites) will not work. Other web browsers, including Opera, Apple Safari, and the new Microsoft Edge, are currently untested. (Desktop Microsoft Edge is only available for Windows 10 systems. Apple Safari is only available for MacOS systems.)
  11. If watching on a smart device (phone or tablet), try switching to a different device (preferably a computer with a web browser).
  12. 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. Casting devices will NOT work with earning tokens.

If nothing here works and…

…you are still having issues with earning Overwatch Drops on Twitch. 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 (Overwatch League 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
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UPCOMING STREAMS

All times are listed in Pacific Standard Time. Please visit www.thetimezoneconverter.com to find the time of each event in your local time zone. If you wish to be alerted to when these matches start, follow and turn on mobile notifications to @dropswatch on Twitter.

Note, I will put YouTube links to the VODs in and show how long they ran. HOWEVER! Watching the VODs DO NOT COUNT to your total time toward earning the skins.

Overwatch Contenders October - OWC Symmetra and Mercy skin (Ended)

Total Hours Streamed in October: 57 hours, 56 minutes, 48 seconds

Overwatch Contenders November - Earn OWC Torbjörn and Lúcio skins

Past Streams

Upcoming Streams - UPDATED 11/25/2020

  • November 26th @ 2 AM PST - Korean Gaunlet Qualifers Day 2
  • November 27th @ 2 AM PST - Korean Gaunlet Qualifers Day 3
  • November 28th @ 2 AM PST - Korean Gaunlet Qualifers Day 4
  • November 29th @ 2 AM PST - Korean Gaunlet Qualifers Day 5

Symmetra’s Restoration Challenge - November 17th - November 30th

Note: Most Twitch Channels playing Overwatch are eligible to these rewards including those not in the list below. However, it is recommended to follow these streams as their time and schedule are guaranteed.

Broadcaster Spotlight Date / Time (PST) Channel
Jay3 Nov 17 (11:00 – 21:00) twitch.tv/Jay3
Holiwhirl Nov 18 (04:00 – 11:00) twitch.tv/Holiwhirl
Somjuu Nov 19 (10:00 – 17:00) twitch.tv/Somjuu
harbleu Nov 20 (12:00 – 19:00) twitch.tv/harbleu
SINotFound Nov 21 (16:00 – 20:00) twitch.tv/SINotFound
violet Nov 22 (10:00 – 22:00) twitch.tv/violet
Jayne Nov 23 (05:00 – 17:00) twitch.tv/Jayne
Fitzyhere Nov 24 (08:00 – 16:00) twitch.tv/Fitzyhere
Mushu Nov 25 (07:00 – 14:00) twitch.tv/Mushu
SVB Nov 26 (08:00 – 16:00) twitch.tv/OWSVB
mL7support Nov 27 (06:00 – 14:00) twitch.tv/mL7support
Daniel Fenner Nov 28 (06:00 – 15:00) twitch.tv/DanielFenner
EeveeA Nov 29 (07:00 – 19:00) twitch.tv/EeveeA
Flats Nov 30 (09:00 – 17:00) twitch.tv/Flats
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Hopefully the contenders site is more reliable than the OWL site (in terms of rewards)

Glad they’re doing this btw…good for T2 scene…not sure if this is a result of personnel moves in last month but it is a welcome sight to have contenders being featured somehow

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Sucks that it won’t be on the app, would watching it through a browser on phone work?

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Does contenders play without hero pools?

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It should, I did earn tokens from watching on overwatchleague.com using Google Chrome for Android in the early part of the OWL season.

I think they dropped the Hero Pools for season 2. They were running them for Season 1.

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Oh thats really exciting! I hope you are right :slight_smile:

There’s no word of tokens being dropped for watching Contenders. Is this a left-over from the OWL troubleshooting guide that you have overlooked and have to delete?

Yeah I fixed it… it should say…

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 check the Overwatch Game Client to see if you earned the rewards in the hero gallery. Any earned drops will have no in-game notification or show the icon for the items indicated once they are earned.

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Ah, yep.

That’s a bit problematic though in my eyes. It means the earliest you will find out if the drops work for you is after 7 hours. So every time you try to fix it you have to wait another 7 hours (or days since the streams aren’t running 24/7).

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Is there a way to get alerted when rewards streams are live?

Good point, I will cut out the line about try again after each individual step. Unfortunately with no in-site notifications (unlike Twitch), it can be difficult to troubleshoot.

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The best way to do this is subscribe to the Overwatch Contenders YouTube Channel and click on the Bell Icon next to the subscribe button. Then you should receive mobile notifications when the matches goes live. Just remember to watch on OverwatchContenders.com and NOT YouTube to earn the rewards.

I am thinking about starting a new Twitter Account which would only tweet when key events (streams, seasonal events, etc.) goes live or is about to end to give people a great one-stop place to get notifications on any time-sensitive event in Overwatch.

UPDATE: I did start the Twitter account I mentioned about. Follow @dropswatch for alerts on all live streaming rewards, seaonal events, and other key deadlines to earn items in Overwatch.

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After most of the year getting neglected, now Contenders finally has some incentives to watch!

So how many months will contenders go on for?

Through November. However, in December, I believe they have plans to run Overwatch Contenders Gauntlet (a multi-regional tournament.) Right now I have the schedule updated as it is posted on the official website.

I do not know if upcoming tournaments or events like Overwatch Open Division will be eligible to earn rewards.

There’s no contenders App is there?

Also it’s good to see contenders rewards be a thing. Now just need the OWL Grey skins to be a thing again.

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