I have Overwatch installed on my personal PC. I'm playing it trough a friend's battlenet account. I'll soon buy a copy for myself and simply login in battlenet and play on the same installation on my PC. Will the settings I have for graphics, sensitivity and different heroes be saved for me, on the new account, or will they be saved on my friend's account and I'll get some default settings ?

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The settings are installation specific. They are stored in C:\Users\[username]\Documents\Overwatch\Settings\Overwatch\ so your best bet would be to copy the files in that location from your friend's computer to the same location on yours.

  • Im playing on my pc with his acc, so we're all set to go. Thanks! Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 20:43
  • I actually missed that part, and thought you were asking if your settings were stored server-side! While the graphical settings (resolution etc.) are definitely per-PC, I am not completely sure that key bindings and such are not stored per-account. Other Blizzard games, like Heroes of the Storm, do keep some settings separate, so you may want to double-check.
    – user107692
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 21:20
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    If you look in the settings file, you can see that it's just graphics and sound settings, not things like mouse sensitivity or keybindings.
    – jrockway
    Commented May 26, 2017 at 11:29

Unfortunately, gameplay settings like sensitivity and keybindings are account specific and loaded from the Blizzard servers when you login. You cannot copy them from an account to another, you have to re-setup everything by hand.

Graphics settings are installation specific and are located in Documents/Overwatch/Settings/Overwatch.

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