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PEGI 12+


Overwatch is a multi-player action game series. Set in the future, players battle in teams to achieve an objective, such as capturing or controlling a piece of land. The series has moderate violence and bad language so is rated 12+. Overwatch 2 is available on a range of gaming platforms such as Xbox, Nintendo Switch and Windows.

Players are divided into two teams and there are different modes of play, such as ‘deathmatch’ where every player fights for themselves. Players can pay for in-game items or pay a monthly fee to receive perks as they progress through the game.

Players must have a account to play. If the stated birthdate is under 18, the app requires a parent’s email address to confirm account creation.

There are parental controls features available for Blizzard Games including Overwatch. These include setting time limits, disabling in-game purchases and managing who can chat with a child or see their profile information.
Additional safety settings are available such as disabling or muting other players when using chat functionality. Safety settings are also available on the gaming platform used to play Overwatch on such as Nintendo Switch.

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Safety restrictions available

Harmful Content

Block or limit access to content that could be harmful to children e.g. videos that contain bad language or sexual, violent or discriminatory content.

In-game Purchasing

Disable option to buy extra content, goods or subscriptions when using apps e.g. buying TikTok Coins when using the social media app TikTok


Block a user’s ability to communicate privately with one person or a group of people e.g. send or receive direct messages

Time Limit

Decide when and for how long a user can access a piece of technology e.g. set a schedule on a broadband router so that internet access turns off after 8pm

Multi Player

Block a user's ability to play games with other players online