Overwatch Streaming Rewards Guide - Earn up to 15 OWL skins!

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.

Important Announcements

Overwatch League 2021 Playoffs and Grand Finals Rewards

PLAYOFF PERKS

For every three hours watched during the Overwatch League Playoffs on Sept. 21–24, fans will receive a set of three Overwatch League skins, with a maximum of nine different skins available to be earned.

  • 3 hours: Reinhardt, Soldier: 76, Torbjörn
  • 6 hours: Junkrat, Roadhog, Sombra, plus the three skins listed above
  • 9 hours: Doomfist, Hanzo, McCree, plus the six skins listed above

GRAND FINALS PERKS

For the Overwatch League Grand Finals on Sept. 25, fans can earn the following by tuning in:

  • 30 minutes: unique Grand Finals spray
  • 1 hour: Orisa, Pharah, and Symmetra Overwatch League skins, plus the spray
  • 2 hours: Genji, Moira, and Reaper Overwatch League skins, 100 League Tokens, the three skins listed above, and the spray

All-Stars Overwatch League Legendary Skins have returned

As part of the Overwatch League’s All-Stars festivities over the years, unique Legendary skins with dramatic elemental themes were created to celebrate the star power at each of the events. Now, in our second Vault event, the Overwatch League All-Stars skins from past seasons are returning for a limited time so you can complete your collection!

Here are the six All-Stars skins that are now available:

  • 2018 Atlantic All-Stars Tracer
  • 2018 Pacific All-Stars Genji
  • 2019 Atlantic All-Stars Mercy
  • 2019 Pacific All-Stars LĂşcio
  • 2020 Gaia Reinhardt
  • 2020 Celestial D.Va

The Vault won’t be open forever, so don’t wait—All-Stars skins will be available until Sept. 26. Each skin costs 200 League Tokens, which fans can earn by watching Overwatch League broadcasts throughout the playoffs, culminating in an epic Grand Finals match on Sept. 25. Click here to learn more about YouTube account linking and Overwatch League Perks.

Important Note!

There are NOT enough hours remaining in Overwatch League Broadcasts to earn all six skins if you don’t already have tokens saved up. You may need to purchase additional tokens from your if you are looking to complete your collection.

PC/Battle.net - Xbox One - PlayStation 4 - Nintendo EShop Console App

Overwatch League is now on break until September 21st

The Overwatch League is on break until September 21st for the season playoffs. We have no news on upcoming skins or rewards for the Playoffs or Grand Finals at this time.

Overwatch Contenders September Rewards include Pharah and Ana!

Watch starting this Thursday morning to earn the Pharah and Ana Contenders skins. Watch 5 hours in the month of September to earn Pharah, and a total of 10 hours to earn Ana.

Active Promotions

2021 Overwatch League Perks - Earn OWL Tokens, collectible skins, and sprays!

 

Starting in 2021, viewers will be able to earn Overwatch League tokens by either watching on OverwatchLeague.com or the Overwatch League Mobile App with their signed-in Blizzard BattleNet account or directly on YouTube.com or the YouTube mobile app at the official Overwatch League Channel if they link their Blizzard BattleNet account to their YouTube/Google account. Click the sections below for additional information.

Rewards for the 2021 Overwatch League Season

As usual, players will earn 5 Overwatch League Tokens for every hour watched of an eligible Overwatch League broadcast. New this year, players will be able to earn all-new collectible sprays and the Overwatch League branded home and away skins (a.k.a. gray and white skins) for select heroes throughout the season. This guide will be updated as information about new rewards becomes available. See the schedule post below for details on what rewards are earned in each stage of the Overwatch League season.
 

New viewer features for the 2021 Season.

Encore Matches.

With teams playing in North America, Europe, China, and South Korea this season, watching your favorite team live isn’t always a convenient option. But to make it a little easier, Overwatch League is trying a few things out to help all fans catch all the action this season.

The Overwatch League has designated 24 matches featuring the New York Excelsior, Philadelphia Fusion, and Los Angeles Valiant as Encore matches, which are match replays at times better suited to fans in North America. Encore matches are different from normal match VODs because you can still earn viewership rewards and enjoy watching together with other fans on the Overwatch League YouTube channel, website, or mobile app as they air.

All Encore broadcasts will begin at 9:30 a.m. PT and lead into Watchpoint for that day’s West region schedule.

Clips now available on the YouTube platform

Also new this season, all Overwatch League matches—live and on-demand—on the Overwatch League YouTube channel will feature clip functionality that allows you to clip and share your favorite moments, for up to 60 seconds of video. For more information about how this feature works, go to Google’s official support article.

4K streaming, live player cams, and more

The Overwatch League has detailed more features to enhance the broadcast quality of the matches. Learn more in their article by clicking here.

 

Earning rewards on Youtube.com or the Youtube Mobile App

If you wish to rewards on YouTube.com or the YouTube Mobile App you must link your Blizzard BattleNet account to your YouTube/Google account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to YouTube.com or load your YouTube mobile app. If you need to download the YouTube mobile app, you can do so on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
  2. Make sure you are signed in with your Google or YouTube account. If you need to create an account you can do so on Google (click here to get started). (Please note, legacy YouTube-only accounts can no longer be created.) If you have Google two-factor authentication enabled, you will need to approve the sign-in request from your Google Authenticator App on your mobile device or use a sign-in token code.
  3. Once you are signed in with your Google or YouTube account. You must then connect your Blizzard BattleNet account. Click here to immediately navigate to your YouTube account’s connected apps list. Alternatively, Click on your Google account icon on the top right corner of any page on the website or app and then click the settings link. On your settings page, click connected apps from the list. Then look for the Blizzard BattleNet icon and click the blue connect button.
  4. The page will then redirect to a permission page on Blizzard’s website prompting you to sign in with your preferred Blizzard BattleNet account. If you have two-factor authentication enabled, you will need to approve the sign-in request from your Blizzard Authenticator app on your mobile device.
  5. Once you are signed in you will need to approve the following permissions on your BattleNet account. (To understand what account data is shared, please visit Blizzard’s privacy policy(click here).)
    a. Your Blizzard Account ID and BattleTag
    b. Your Battle.net Account Identity
  6. If you play Overwatch on console and you wish to earn Overwatch League rewards on your console platform you must also link your Blizzard BattleNet account to your console platform account (click here for detailed steps). Linking any console platforms will distribute the same rewards to all console accounts and any PC license of the game associated with the same Blizzard BattleNet account.
  7. During a live broadcast of Overwatch League, verify that your account is connected by checking for the Diamond icon and it shows a checkmark with the word connected next to it.

  1. Once you have successfully set up your linked accounts, simply tune-in to any eligible match or broadcast on the Overwatch League official YouTube Channel. You can find the eligible matches listed in the schedule below.
     
Earning rewards on OverwatchLeague.com or the OWL Mobile App

If you wish to rewards on OverwatchLeague.com or the Overwatch League Mobile App you must sign in with your Blizzard BattleNet account when a broadcast is live. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to OverwatchLeague.com or load your Overwatch League mobile app. If you need to download the Overwatch League mobile app, you can do so on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
  2. You must then sign in to your Blizzard BattleNet account. On desktop computer browsers, click on the “My Account” link on the top left navigation bar and then click sign in. On the mobile web browsers, click on the blue and white person icon on the top left corner of the web page and then click sign in. On the Overwatch League mobile app, click the gray and orange person icon on the top right corner of the app screen and then click sign in. Sign in with your Blizzard BattleNet credentials. If you have two-factor authentication enabled, you will need to approve the sign-in request from your Blizzard Authenticator app on your mobile device.
  3. Once you are signed in you will need to approve the following permissions on your BattleNet account. (To understand what account data is shared, please visit Blizzard’s privacy policy(click here).)
    a. Your Blizzard Account ID and BattleTag
    b. General account data such as your name, BattleTag, email, and contact information
    c. Your Battle.net Account Identity
  4. If you play Overwatch on console and you wish to earn Overwatch League tokens on your console platform you must also link your Blizzard BattleNet account to your console platform account (click here for detailed steps). Linking any console platforms will distribute the same rewards to all console accounts and any PC license of the game associated with the same Blizzard BattleNet account.
  5. Once you have successfully set up your linked accounts, simply tune-in to any eligible match or broadcast on OverwatchLeague.com or the Overwatch League Mobile App. You can find the eligible matches listed in the schedule below.
  6. If you are watching on the website you will see a confirming message stating “You are logged in to earn viewership rewards. Geographic restrictions apply.” and a Green Circle :green_circle: should appear next to OVERWATCH LEAGUE VIEWERSHIP REWARDS." If the circle disappears or changes to red :red_circle: then your rewards may have stopped working for some reason and you should refer to the troubleshooting below.
     
Frequently Asked Questions

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

(Nintendo Switch owners can purchase tokens on the Nintendo Eshop app on their switch console.)

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 for the 2021 Season.

Q. What are the Overwatch League “gray/home” or “white/away” skins and is there any new way to earn them at this time?
A. 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). Starting this year, viewers will have the opportunity to earn the gray and white skins for a specific hero on the final week of a monthly tournament. You must watch four hours of broadcast on that final week to unlock it along with a commemorative spray for that tournament.

Q. I got the Gray skins for D.Va, Genji, Hanzo, Junkrat, McCree, Mercy, Moira, Soldier: 76, Tracer, and Widowmaker from the promotions back in 2018, but I don’t have the white ones, will I get the white ones automatically?
A. No, you must wait for the appropriate hero to be re-released to get the white/away version of that Overwatch League skin.

Q. Can I purchase Gray and White Overwatch League skins for OWL tokens?
A. No, they will only be available through the viewership rewards program at thsi time.

Q. What heroes will be featured to get Gray and White Overwatch League skins first?
A. Overwatch League will make a decision when they get closer to the tournament week for each monthly tournament but mentioned they will give players a chance to have their voice heard in which heroes are selected first.

Q. What happened to all of the homestand matches? Why are matches being played online?
A. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Overwatch League is continuing to play their season online. There are hopes that the 2021 post-season may offer live matches but the League is not confirming details at this time.

Q. Help I am having trouble earning tokens, skins, or sprays. Can Blizzard help me get the tokens that I missed?
A. Blizzard Customer Support is unable to see or troubleshoot Overwatch League Token drops.

Q. Can I earn tokens for watching a VOD of a previous match?
A. Standard video-on-demand playback will not earn rewards. However, there will be a series of “Encore Broadcasts” for APAC region matches during normal Overwatch League hours. See the schedule below for details.

Q. Can I earn tokens for watching an Encore match if I already watched the original live broadcast?
A. This is not yet confirmed, but it is presumed there will be no restrictions to watching an Encore match if you already earned rewards from the original broadcast.

Q. I spent tokens on a skin that I do not want anymore. Can I get a refund on it?
A. With the exception of the 2019 MVP Alien Zarya skin through April 9th (click here), any tokens redeemed for Overwatch League skins or other cosmetics 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. Can I earn more tokens if I watch the broadcasts on YouTube and OverwatchLeague.com simultaneously?
A. No and attempting to do so may prevent you from earning tokens entirely.

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.
A. Please see this support article on Blizzard Support (click here) for details on changing your country of residence on your Blizzard Account.

Q. If an Overwatch Contenders match is running at the same time as that of an Overwatch League match, can I watch both broadcasts to earn rewards from each?
A. It is uncertain at this time, so it is not recommended that you should try to do so. Try to decide what rewards you want to earn more when deciding on available reward-eligible streams. Remember the first three weeks of an Overwatch League season will grant only Overwatch League tokens, so if you are needing to collect hours on Contenders to earn Contenders skins, you should consider watching that instead.

**Q. When I try to link my Blizzard account to my YouTube account, I get an error saying “We don’t currently support connecting Brand Accounts.” How do I fix this?"
This happens when the YouTube channel you are trying to connect is associated with a Google “Brand Account” which is intended to be accessed and managed by multiple users. You must either link your Blizzard BattleNet account to a personal Google/YouTube account or you must move your existing YouTube channel to a personal Google account.

  1. Go to YouTube.com
  2. Click on your account icon in the top right and click Settings
  3. When the settings page appears, look for the Advanced Settings link in the left side navigation panel.
  4. When the advanced settings page, appears to look for the Move Channel section and click on that link. You may be prompted by Google to verify your account (especially if you have two-factor authentication features enabled)
  5. Try moving the channel to your personal Google Account associated with your known email address.

If you need to manage what Google accounts are personal accounts or brand accounts, you can find out at myaccount.google.com/brandaccounts

 

CLICK HERE FOR TROUBLESHOOTING!

This troubleshooting guide is ONLY for the Overwatch League Tokens, sprays, and skins promotions starting in March 2021. Before going through these steps, be sure to check my announcements above or recent replies in this thread. Also, be sure to check for any tweets from @OverwatchLeague or @BlizzardCS. If there are any issues affecting a majority of viewers from earning rewards it will be detailed in one of those places.

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 spray or skin drops will have no in-game notification or show the icon for the items indicated once they are earned. Overwatch League tokens will have a splash notification at the bottom indicating you have earned those rewards. Prior to that splash notification, you can quickly navigate to the Overwatch League menu from the main menu in the game client to see tokens populate in your current token balance. The game does not track individual token deposits so you must do that on your own.

  1. Please verify that you are eligible to earn any or all of the Overwatch League Rewards. Only users from certain eligible countries are eligible (click here for official rules.) As a general rule, all countries where Blizzard allows game accounts to be created are eligible with few exceptions. China is not eligible for this promotion and should check for alternative promotions with NetEase. Japan cannot earn OWL tokens but can earn non-currency rewards like sprays or skins. Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Crimea, and Syria, and other countries where restricted or prohibited by law are not eligible for any Blizzard streaming reward Promotion.
  2. Check for Blizzard account actions. If you are silenced or suspended from Overwatch, you must wait until that account action has resolved. (Please note, suspensions or bans from Competitive Play due to leaver violations do not count toward this.)
  3. Verify your Blizzard Account is signed in or linked. Remember you must either be signed on with your Blizzard account if you are watching on OverwatchLeague.com or the Overwatch League mobile app. If you are watching YouTube.com or the YouTube mobile app, make sure you are signed in to your Google/YouTube account and that account is linked to your BattleNet account on your YouTube connections page.
  4. Verify your permissions. Check on your Blizzard Account Connections Page to see if you have all necessary permissions enabled for the Overwatch League page or Google. If any are missing, revoke the access, then return to overwatchleague.com/en-us/contenders/ and sign back in, and grant all permissions.
  5. Check your console account link. If you are a console player, verify that your BattleNet account is linked with your Console Account on your Blizzard Account Connections page.
  6. Clear web-cookies If you are watching on OverwatchLeague.com, try clearing out your web browser cookies or other cache files (remember to sign back into OverwatchLeague.com on the web browser).
    a. Right-click the :lock: icon next to the URL of the website.
    b. Click Cookies
    c. A list of web cookies will be shown, click each cookie and select remove
    d. Press Ctrl+F5 to do a hard refresh of the page
    e. Sign back into OverwatchLeague.com with your Blizzard Account and approve all permissions again
  7. Disable all All-Blockers 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).
  8. Make sure that your streaming page is not muted For Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge web browsers, open a tab and navigate to overwatchleague.com or youtube.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. Instructions may vary with other web browsers.
  9. Check for notification blocks. Make sure that overwatchleague.com or youtube.com is not blocked for notifications on your web browser.
  10. Try watching the stream on a different web browser. The most recommended options are Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Internet Explorer (this is a legacy web browser recommended for viewing out-of-date websites on Windows computers) will not work.
  11. Watch direct app devices only. 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 League rewards. 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 the 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

 

 


 

2021 Overwatch Contenders - Earn Overwatch Contenders Skins!

 

Through 2021, Overwatch Contenders is offering viewers the chance to earn the home and away series of Overwatch Contenders skins. Simply watch eligible matches of Overwatch Contenders and the Overwatch Collegiate Championship on the official Overwatch Contenders YouTube Channel with your Linked BattleNet Account OverwatchLeague.com/contenders while signed in to your Blizzard BattleNet account and earn two new skins every month. Special events and tournaments may offer additional rewards (to be announced). Click here for full promotion details.

Earning rewards on Youtube.com or the Youtube Mobile App

If you wish to rewards on YouTube.com or the YouTube Mobile App you must link your Blizzard BattleNet account to your YouTube/Google account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to YouTube.com or load your YouTube mobile app. If you need to download the YouTube mobile app, you can do so on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
  2. Make sure you are signed in with your Google or YouTube account. If you need to create an account you can do so on Google (click here to get started). (Please note, legacy YouTube-only accounts can no longer be created.) If you have Google two-factor authentication enabled, you will need to approve the sign-in request from your Google Authenticator App on your mobile device or use a sign-in token code.
  3. Once you are signed in with your Google or YouTube account. You must then connect your Blizzard BattleNet account. Click here to immediately navigate to your YouTube account’s connected apps list. Alternatively, Click on your Google account icon on the top right corner of any page on the website or app and then click the settings link. On your settings page, click connected apps from the list. Then look for the Blizzard BattleNet icon and click the blue connect button.
  4. The page will then redirect to a permission page on Blizzard’s website prompting you to sign in with your preferred Blizzard BattleNet account. If you have two-factor authentication enabled, you will need to approve the sign-in request from your Blizzard Authenticator app on your mobile device.
  5. Once you are signed in you will need to approve the following permissions on your BattleNet account. (To understand what account data is shared, please visit Blizzard’s privacy policy(click here).)
    a. Your Blizzard Account ID and BattleTag
    b. Your Battle.net Account Identity
  6. If you play Overwatch on console and you wish to earn Overwatch Contenders rewards on your console platform you must also link your Blizzard BattleNet account to your console platform account (click here for detailed steps). Linking any console platforms will distribute the same rewards to all console accounts and any PC license of the game associated with the same Blizzard BattleNet account.
  7. During a live broadcast of Overwatch League, verify that your account is connected by checking for the Diamond icon and it shows a checkmark with the word connected next to it.

  1. Once you have successfully set up your linked accounts, simply tune-in to any eligible match or broadcast on the Overwatch League official YouTube Channel. You can find the eligible matches listed in the schedule below.
     
Earning rewards on OverwatchLeague.com/contenders

When watching matches on OverwatchLeague.com/en-us/contenders, you must sign in with your Blizzard BattleNet account when a broadcast is live. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to OverwatchLeague.com/en-us/contenders. Please note, the Overwatch League mobile app, YouTube.com, and the YouTube mobile app are not eligible platforms at this time.
  2. You must then sign in to your Blizzard BattleNet account. On desktop computer browsers, click on the “My Account” link on the top left navigation bar and then click sign in. On the mobile web browsers, click on the blue and white person icon on the top left corner of the web page and then click sign in. Sign in with your Blizzard BattleNet credentials. If you have two-factor authentication enabled, you will need to approve the sign-in request from your Blizzard Authenticator app on your mobile device.
  3. Once you are signed in you will need to approve the following permissions on your BattleNet account. (To understand what account data is shared, please visit Blizzard’s privacy policy(click here).)
    a. Your Blizzard Account ID and BattleTag
    b. General account data such as your name, BattleTag, email, and contact information
    c. Your Battle.net Account Identity
  4. If you play Overwatch on console and you wish to earn Overwatch Contenders skins on your console platform you must also link your Blizzard BattleNet account to your console platform account (click here for detailed steps). Linking any console platforms will distribute the same rewards to all console accounts and any PC license of the game associated with the same Blizzard BattleNet account.
  5. Once you have successfully set up your linked accounts, simply tune-in to any eligible match or broadcast on OverwatchLeague.com/en-us/contenders. You can find the eligible matches listed in the schedule below.
  6. If you are watching on the website you will see a confirming message stating “You are logged in to earn viewership rewards. Geographic restrictions apply.” and a Green Circle :green_circle: should appear next to CONTENDERS VIEWERSHIP REWARDS." If the circle disappears or changes to red :red_circle: then your rewards may have stopped working for some reason and you should refer to the troubleshooting below.
     
Frequently Asked Questions

Q. If I can’t earn skins from watching the streams, how can collect them in the game>
A. There currently is no opportunity for users to obtain Overwatch Contenders skins outside of this promotion at this time.

Q. What happened to the Pacific and South American Contenders regions?
A. Due to ongoing business interests for Blizzard and those regions, the Overwatch Contenders program for South America and the Pacific Region has ended. Only North America, Europe, Korea, China, and Australia currently have active running Contenders promotions.

Q. There is suppose to be a Contenders China region match running right now, but it’s not live?
A. Contenders China matches are only streamed live on the China platform streaming service Bilibili which is not compatible for earning viewership rewards even through the OverwatchLeague.com/en-us/contenders website. There are a series of “English VODcasts” planned for all China knockout and playoff matches throughout the season which streams during North American daytime hours. See the schedule below for details.

Q. What is the Overwatch Collegiate Championship and are those broadcasts eligible to get the skins on the Overwatch Contenders website?
A. The Overwatch Collegiate Championship Series is a college-team tournament where varsity esports clubs compete for scholarship prizes. Starting April 3rd, Overwatch Collegiate Championship Series now counts toward earning Overwatch contenders skins!

Q. Help I am having trouble earning Contenders skins. Can Blizzard help me get the skins that I missed?
A. Blizzard Customer Support is unable to see or troubleshoot Overwatch Contenders skin drops.

Q. Can I earn skins for watching a VOD of a previous match?
A. Standard video-on-demand playback will not earn Contenders skins rewards.

Q. Overwatch League has started offering rewards directly watching on YouTube. Is this available yet for Overwatch Contenders?
A. Officially not at this time. Until announcements by Blizzard are made, please continue to watch on OverwatchlLeague.com/en-us/contenders.

Q. Why is my country of residence not eligible to earn these skins?
A. For legal reasons, Blizzard cannot operate the Overwatch Contenders rewards promotion in select countries.

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.
A. Please see this support article on Blizzard Support (click here) for details on changing your country of residence on your Blizzard Account.

Q. If an Overwatch Contenders match is running at the same time as that of an Overwatch League match, can I watch both broadcasts to earn rewards from each?
A. It is uncertain at this time, so it is not recommended that you should try to do so. Try to decide what rewards you want to earn more when deciding on available reward-eligible streams. Remember the first three weeks of an Overwatch League season will grant only Overwatch League tokens, so if you are needing to collect hours on Contenders to earn Contenders skins, you should consider watching that instead.
 

CLICK HERE FOR TROUBLESHOOTING!

TROUBLESHOOTING WITH EARNING OVERWATCH CONTENDERS SKINS

This troubleshooting guide is ONLY for the Overwatch Contenders skins starting August 2021. Before going through these steps, be sure to check my announcements above or recent replies in this thread. Also, be sure to check for any tweets from @OverwatchLeague or @BlizzardCS. If there are any issues affecting a majority of viewers from earning rewards it will be detailed in one of those places.

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 spray or skin drops will have no in-game notification or show the icon for the items indicated once they are earned.

  1. Please verify that you are eligible to earn any or all of the Overwatch Contenders Rewards. Only users from certain eligible countries are eligible (click here for official rules.) As a general rule, all countries where Blizzard allows game accounts to be created are eligible with few exceptions. China is not eligible for this promotion and should check for alternative promotions with NetEase. Japan cannot earn OWL tokens but can earn non-currency rewards like sprays or skins. Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Crimea, and Syria, and other countries where restricted or prohibited by law are not eligible for any Blizzard streaming reward Promotion.
  2. Check for Blizzard account actions. If you are silenced or suspended from Overwatch, you must wait until that account action has resolved. (Please note, suspensions or bans from Competitive Play due to leaver violations do not count toward this.)
  3. Verify your Blizzard Account is signed in or linked. Remember you must either be signed on with your Blizzard account if you are watching on OverwatchLeague.com or the Overwatch League mobile app. If you are watching YouTube.com or the YouTube mobile app, make sure you are signed in to your Google/YouTube account and that account is linked to your BattleNet account on your YouTube connections page.
  4. Verify your permissions. Check on your Blizzard Account Connections Page to see if you have all necessary permissions enabled for the Overwatch League page or Google. If any are missing, revoke the access, then return to overwatchleague.com/en-us/contenders/ and sign back in, and grant all permissions.
  5. Check your console account link. If you are a console player, verify that your BattleNet account is linked with your Console Account on your Blizzard Account Connections page.
  6. Clear web-cookies If you are watching on OverwatchLeague.com, try clearing out your web browser cookies or other cache files (remember to sign back into OverwatchLeague.com on the web browser).
    a. Right-click the :lock: icon next to the URL of the website.
    b. Click Cookies
    c. A list of web cookies will be shown, click each cookie and select remove
    d. Press Ctrl+F5 to do a hard refresh of the page
    e. Sign back into OverwatchLeague.com with your Blizzard Account and approve all permissions again
  7. Disable all All-Blockers 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).
  8. Make sure that your streaming page is not muted For Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge web browsers, open a tab and navigate to overwatchleague.com or youtube.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. Instructions may vary with other web browsers.
  9. Check for notification blocks. Make sure that overwatchleague.com or youtube.com is not blocked for notifications on your web browser.
  10. Try watching the stream on a different web browser. The most recommended options are Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Internet Explorer (this is a legacy web browser recommended for viewing out-of-date websites on Windows computers) will not work.
  11. Watch direct app devices only. 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 the 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

 

 


 

Inactive Promotions

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

2020 Overwatch League Season (Ended)

This section has been removed from the active guide but you can find its archived version here: 2020 Overwatch League Streaming & Rewards Guide - Info about Grand Finals problems here

Remember! The details and rules of the 2021 season are different from previous seasons!
 

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.

TracersComicChallenge_TwitchDropsRewards.png

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
Symmetra's Restoration Challenge (Ended on November 30th, 2020)

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 Twitch Drops Rewards. Earn one spray by viewing 2 hours of eligible streams, an additional two sprays by viewing 4 hours of eligible streams, and an additional three sprays by viewing 6 hours of eligible streams.

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
     
Overwatch Kanekaza Challenge (Ended on January 25th, 2021)

Unlock additional rewards by watching Twitch streamers before, during, or after matches to get even more Kanezaka-themed cosmetics. Tune in to any Twitch streamer while they’re playing Overwatch now through January 25 to earn six Kanezaka 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.

Earn 6 in-game sprays by watching 6 hours of Overwatch on Twitch during the Kanezaka Challenge

Kanezaka Challenge drops will be available January 12 – 25. All channels streaming in the Twitch Overwatch game category will be available for rewards.

Broadcaster Spotlight Date / Time (PST) Channel
Emongg Jan 12 (11:00 – 19:00) twitch.tv/Emongg
FRAN Jan 13 (16:00 – 21:00) twitch.tv/FRAN
KabajiOW Jan 14 (07:00 – 15:00) twitch.tv/KabajiOW
dafran Jan 15 (00:00 – 04:00) twitch.tv/dafran
TattedPoodle Jan 16 (12:00 – 16:00) twitch.tv/TattedPoodle
LEGDAY Jan 17 (11:30 – 15:30) twitch.tv/LEGDAYGaming
Jordan Fisher Jan 18 (Check back soon) twitch.tv/JordanFisher
oasisonoverwatch Jan 19 (17:00 – Jan 20 01:00) twitch.tv/oasisonoverwatch
Vale Jan 20 (11:30 – 17:00) twitch.tv/Vale
Sooshikitty Jan 21 (10:00 – 16:00) twitch.tv/Sooshikitty
Kragie Jan 22 (03:00 – 09:00) twitch.tv/Kragiee
Fareeha Jan 23 (05:00 – 17:00) twitch.tv/Fareeha
HayliNic Jan 24 (10:00 – 16:00) twitch.tv/HayliNic
beaver Jan 25 (05:00 – 11:00) twitch.tv/beaver

TROUBLESHOOTING WITH EARNING 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 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
     
Ashe's Deadlock Challenge (Ended on July 5th)

Unlock additional rewards by watching Twitch streamers to get even more Ashe-themed cosmetics. Tune in to any Twitch streamer while they’re playing Overwatch now through July 5 to earn six Ashe’s Deadlock Challenge sprays!

Watch any Overwatch channel on Twitch between June 22 – July 5 for two hours to earn one Ashe’s Deadlock Challenge spray, two more hours to earn two additional sprays, and two final hours to earn three additional sprays, totaling to six sprays. All channels streaming in the Twitch Overwatch game category will be eligible to provide Drops.

Twitch has updated how drops work on their end, and this is the first time Overwatch will be utilizing Twitch Drops since these changes were put into place. Here is what you need to know:

  • You’ll now be able to see your watch time progress towards any given drop.
  • IMPORTANT! You will no longer receive drop rewards automatically. You must instead claim the drop on the channel you’re watching or in the Drops Inventory menu on Twitch within the first 24 hours of earning it.
  • IMPORTANT! You will need to claim your first Twitch Drop reward BEFORE you can earn progress towards the second and will need to claim the second Twitch Drop before you can earn progress towards the third.
  • Twitch users can now earn rewards before linking their Battle.net account to Twitch. Rewards will expire 7 days after they’ve been claimed if a Battle.net account has not been linked.
  • It can take up to ~30 minutes to receive your reward(s) in-game after claiming. To be eligible for rewards, you must first link your Battle.net account to your Twitch account. Visit the Twitch Connections page to log in and complete the link now.

CLICK HERE FOR TROUBLESHOOTING!

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. First remember to check your Twitch notifications to verify that you have earned a reward from watching an eligible live stream. For Twitch promotions, you can now track time watched on your Drops page. Remember you must claim a drop before you can start accumulating time to earn the next drop reward! Once you claim a drop, it takes around 30 minutes for it to appear in the game client.
  2. Verify you are signed into your Twitch.tv account and that your Twitch account is linked with your Blizzard Account.
  3. Some countries, (specifically those sanctioned by the United States) may not be eligible to earn drops from any Twitch drop promotion.
  4. Verify that you are watching an eligible stream by looking for the Drops Enabled tag below the title of the stream. Please note the title in the stream description is NOT an indicator that this channel has drops enabled.
  5. Make sure that your Twitch account is showing that you are active online (green light) in your Twitch profile.
  6. If you are a console player, verify that your BattleNet account is linked with your Console Account.
  7. Try clearing out your web browser cookies or other cache files (remember to sign back into twitch.tv on the web browser).
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. Make sure that Twitch.tv is not blocked for notifications in Google Chrome. (Check Settings > Content > Notifications).
  11. 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.)
  12. If watching on a smart device (phone or tablet), try switching to a different device (preferably a computer with a web browser).
  13. 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

 

Overwatch Contenders Past Months

The following heroes have already had their Contenders skins available in past Overwatch Contenders promotional months. At this time there are no plans to re-release these skins in future promotions.

Month Tier 1 Tier 2
October Symmetra* - 7 hours Mercy* - 15 hours
November Torjborn - 7 hours Lucio - 15 hours
December Zenyatta - 7 hours Junkrat - 15 hours
March Bastion** - 3 hours Reinhardt** - 10 hours
April Echo - 7 hours Brigitte - 15 hours
May Baptiste - 5 hours Doomfist - 10 hours
June Sombra - 5 hours Zarya - 10 hours
July Roadhog - 5 hours Widowmaker - 10 hours
August Orisa - 5 hours Ashe - 10 hours

*In the later matches during the month of October, some of the hours failed to record preventing many users from successfully earning the Symmetra and Mercy skins. As such a second chance opportunity was granted for users in the month of December by watching 18 and 20 hours respectively. It is not expected there will be second chance opportunities in future months.
** Due to malfunctions during early broadcasts in the month of March, hours required were reduced from 7 hours to 3 hours for Bastion, and 15 hours to 10 hours for Reinhardt.
 

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OWL Summer Showdown - LON vs PAR, LAG vs SFS
OWL Summer Showdown - LON vs SFS, FLA vs TOR, VAN vs BOS
Uhm.. do you guys even review your posts?
OWL Summer Showdown - HAN vs SEO, CHE vs GUA, & NYE vs LAV
OWL Summer Showdown - LAG vs PAR, BOS vs FLA, TOR vs VAN
Countdown Cup - Los Angeles Gladiators vs Chengdu Hunters
OWL Countdown Cup - LON vs VAN, LAG vs HOU, & SFS vs TOR
Countdown Cup - Seoul Dynasty vs Atlanta Reign
Philadelphia Fusion vs. Los Angeles Valiant - Encore Now Live
OWL Play-Ins: Boston Uprising vs. Toronto Defiant
Countdown Cup - Los Angeles Gladiators vs Atlanta Reign
Countdown Cup - Seoul Dynasty vs Chengdu Hunters
Countdown Cup - Atlanta Reign vs Chengdu Hunters
OWL 2021 Talent Takedown - Team Bren vs Team Egg
OWL Countdown Cup - Chengdu Hunters vs L.A. Gladiators
How do you exactly get OWL tokens?
OWL Countdown Cup - DAL vs PAR & HOU vs WAS
OWL viewership tokens bugged?
OWL Countdown Cup - HAN vs SEO, NYC vs LAV, & PHI vs SHD
OWL Countdown Cup - BOS vs PAR, ATL vs LAG, & DAL vs SFS
OWL App not supported anymore?
How do you exactly get OWL tokens?
OWL Countdown Cup - ATL vs HOU, SFS vs BOS, LAG vs WAS
OWL Play-Ins: Paris Eternal vs. Washington Justice - FINAL
Question about the contender skins
[PLEASE HELP] I linked my Blizzard and Google account, been watching the ExC tournament, didn't earn any tokens
Did anyone else NOT get the Orisa Contenders skin?
OWL Countdown Cup - LON vs TOR & VAN vs BOS
OWL Countdown Cup - DAL vs LON, FLA vs ATL, & TOR vs WAS
OWL Countdown Cup - PHI vs SEO, CHE vs NYC, SHA vs GUA
OWL Countdown Cup - BOS vs FLA, ATL vs DAL, VAN vs WAS
OWL Countdown Cup - PAR vs TOR & FLA vs HOU
No ps4 owl tournament tokens
OWL Countdown Cup - LAV vs CHE & GUA vs HAN
OWL Flash Ops Community Tournament is now live
OWL Tournamnent TOKENS?
Earn up to 15 OWL Grey/White Epic skins watching Playoffs!
OWL tokens not granted
Re release exclusive skins (limited time)?
Chengdu Hunters vs. Shanghai Dragons - FINAL
OWL Playoff Rewards
Can I get OWL skins in replays?
OWL Play-Ins: Hangzhou Spark vs. Philadelphia Fusion - FINAL
Contender Viewership Bug
OWL2021 Playoffs - Fusion vs Gladiators - NOW LIVE
OWL2021 Playoffs - Justice vs Fuel - FINAL
OWL2021 Playoffs - Shock vs Dragons - FINAL
OWL2021 Playoffs - Reign vs Hunters - FINAL
OWL2021 Playoffs - Justice vs Reign - FINAL
Where do the free skins show up from the OWL Finals?
OWL2021 Playoffs - Fusion vs Shock - FINAL
OWL Playoffs - Hunters vs Fuel - FINAL
OWL2021 Playoffs - Gladiators vs Dragons - NOW LIVE
How to get this spray OWL?
OWL Countdown Cup - LON vs PAR, SFS vs VAN, & FLA vs LAG
What is it like being an MVP? Is it special? Or is it,,,
OWL Play-Ins: Toronto Defiant vs San Francisco Shock
Florida Mayhem vs. Vancouver Titans - FINAL
OWL Play-Ins: Philadelphia Fusion vs Seoul Dynasty - FINAL
Overwatch League - SHD vs HNZ, NYE vs GUZ, & PHI vs CHE
Houston Outlaws vs. San Francisco Shock - FINAL
OWL Countdown Cup - HAN vs CHE & LAV vs GUA
I watched 9 hours of owl league
OWL Play-Ins: Washington Justice vs Houston Outlaws - FINAL
Not Receiving the Overwatch Contenders Skins?
Failed to earn Contenders Symmetra or Mercy skins? IMPORTANT UPDATE ANNOUNCED!
I got the mercy contenders skin!
Failed to earn Contenders Symmetra or Mercy skins? IMPORTANT UPDATE ANNOUNCED!
Did anyone get Contenders Mercy skins already?
Not getting Sprays
Watched a lot Contenders didn't get even Symmetra skin / help/
Overwatch contenders symmetra skin glitch

UPCOMING REWARD-ELIGIBLE STREAMS

Times are now dynamically displayed 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.

I have confirmed that the live China matches for Overwatch Contenders will NOT be eligible streams to earn rewards as they are streamed live on a non-YouTube platform making the embedded player not usable. A series of “English VODCasts” encore broadcasts are available to earn rewards from. Find the live China region schedule at OverwatchContenders.com.

:australia: = Australia Region | :kr: = Korea | :eu: = Europe | :us: = North America | :cn: = China “English VODcast”

Overwatch League Playoffs - Earn OWL Tokens and up to 9 OWL Grey/White Skins

Week 24
Tuesday, September 21st @ 10:00 PM - vs. - Encore at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, September 21st @ 11:30 PM - vs. - Encore at 4:30 PM
Wednesday, September 22nd @ 1:00 AM - vs. - Encore at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, September 22nd @ 2:30 AM - vs. - Encore at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, September 22nd @ 10:00 PM - vs. - Encore at 9:00 AM
Wednesday, September 22nd @ 11:30 PM - vs. - Encore at 4:30 PM
Thursday, September 23rd @ 1:00 AM - vs. - Encore at 6:00 PM
Thursday, September 23rd @ 2:30 AM - vs. - Encore at 7:30 PM
Thursday, September 23rd @ 10:00 PM - vs. - Encore at 9:00 AM
Thursday, September 23rd @ 11:30 PM - vs. - Encore at 4:30 PM
Friday, September 24th @ 1:00 AM - vs. - Encore at 6:00 PM
Saturday, September 25th @ 1:00 AM - vs. - Encore at 9:00 AM
Saturday, September 25th @ 2:30 AM - vs. - Encore at 4:30 PM

Overwatch League Grand Finals - Earn OWL Tokens, collectible spray and up to 6 OWL Grey/White Skins

Week 24

Sunday, September 26th @ 1:00 AM - vs. - Encore at 9:00 AM

Overwatch Contenders September - Earn Pharah and Ana Contenders Skins

Thursday, September 2nd @ 9:00 AM - :australia:- Week 4
Monday, September 6th @ 10:00 AM - :kr:- Play-In Tournament Day 1
Monday, September 6th @ 5:00 PM - :eu:- Tournament 5 Day 1
Monday, September 6th @ 11:00 PM - :us:- Tournament 5 Day 1
Tuesday, September 7th @ 10:00 AM - :kr:- Play-In Tournament Day 2
Tuesday, September 7th @ 6:00 PM - :eu:- Tournament 5 Day 2
Tuesday, September 7th @ 11:00 PM - :us:- Tournament 5 Day 2
Wednesday, September 8th @ 7:00 PM - :eu:- Tournament 5 Day 3
Wednesday, September 8th @ 11:00 PM - :us:- Tournament 5 Day 3
Thursday, September 9th @ 9:00 AM - :australia:- Week 5
Thursday, September 9th @ 7:00 PM - :eu:- Tournament 5 Day 4
Thursday, September 9th @ 11:00 PM - :us:- Tournament 5 Day 4
Friday, September 10th @ 5:00 PM - :eu:- Tournament 5 Day 5
Friday, September 10th @ 11:00 PM - :us:- Tournament 5 Day 5
Monday, September 13th @ 10:00 AM - :kr:- Playoffs Day 1
Tuesday, September 14th @ 10:00 AM - :kr:- Playoffs Day 2
Monday, September 27th @ 10:00 AM - :kr:- Playoffs Day 3
Tuesday, September 28th @ 10:00 AM - :kr:- Playoffs Day 4
Thursday, September 30th @ 9:00 AM - :australia:- Playoffs Day 1

Overwatch Contenders October- Skins Coming Soon

Saturday, October 2nd @ 1:00 AM - :cn:- Knockouts Round 2 Day 1
Sunday, October 3rd @ 1:00 AM - :cn:- Knockouts Round 2 Day 2
Monday, October 4th @ 1:00 AM - :cn:- Knockouts Round 2 Day 3
Monday, October 4th @ 10:00 AM - :kr:- Playoffs Day 5
Monday, October 4th @ 5:00 PM - :eu:- Tournament 6 Day 1
Monday, October 4th @ 11:00 PM - :us:- Tournament 6 Day 1
Tuesday, October 5th @ 10:00 AM - :kr:- Playoffs Day 6
Tuesday, October 5th @ 6:00 PM - :eu:- Tournament 6 Day 2
Tuesday, October 5th @ 11:00 PM - :us:- Tournament 6 Day 2
Wednesday, October 6th @ 10:00 AM - :kr:- Playoffs Grand Finals
Wednesday, October 6th @ 7:00 PM - :eu:- Tournament 6 Day 3
Wednesday, October 6th @ 11:00 PM - :us:- Tournament 6 Day 3
Thursday, October 7th @ 9:00 AM - :australia:- Playoffs Day 2
Friday, October 8th @ 7:00 PM - :eu:- Tournament 6 Day 4
Friday, October 8th @ 11:00 PM - :us:- Tournament 6 Day 4
Friday, October 8th @ 5:00 PM - :eu:- Tournament 6 Day 5
Friday, October 8th @ 11:00 PM - :us:- Tournament 6 Day 5
Friday, October 15th @ 9:00 PM - :cn:- Playoffs Day 1
Sunday, October 17th @ 1:00 AM - :cn:- Playoffs Day 2
Monday, October 18th @ 1:00 AM - :cn:- Playoffs Grand Finals
Thursday, October 21st @ 8:00 AM - :australia:- Playoffs Grand Finals

 

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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.

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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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