The highly anticipated Overwatch sequel is finally coming. Overwatch 1 was an instant classic, and now fans can look forward to a new chapter. During the Xbox & Bethesda Games, Showcase Blizzard announced Overwatch 2. As per the announcement, the game will officially be out on October 4, 2022, and will be free to play and include an all-new hero Junker Queen, maps, and modes.
Overwatch 2 will introduce a new progression system centered around hero missions, which will let players level up their heroes and unlock their abilities. The progression system will primarily serve as a PvE feature and not a competitive mode.
To recall, the Overwatch 2 5v5 multiplayer PVP beta kicked off earlier this year in March 2022.
There is also a new New Overwatch 2 trailer which you can watch below.
If you want to know more about the game you can tune in for the Overwatch 2 Reveal event on June 16 at 10:00 a.m. PDT on the PlayOverwatch YouTube and Twitch channels!
The event will bring more details on the live service model and seasonal content plan, Overwatch’s 34th hero, Junker Queen, the upcoming phase of the game’s closed beta testing, and more!
Overwatch 2 Founder’s Pack
Blizzard has also announced Overwatch 2 Founder’s Pack which will be free in-game to all existing players who own Overwatch. The Founder’s Pack will include two epic skins and an exclusive founder’s icon, along with a surprise gift that will be announced before the game’s October 4 release.
To be eligible for the Founder’s Pack, players need to own Overwatch prior to June 23, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. PDT. For more details on this, you can check out this page here.
Activision Blizzard has made several changes to their leadership teams. The original game director of Overwatch left the company last year after working there for 19 years. Another notable departure was Luis Barriga, who was fired in August.
The company also experienced production problems, including a covid-like disease that affected production across the industry. Ultimately, Activision Blizzard has decided to hire a new director to handle Overwatch.
Overwatch 2, launching on October 4, will be free-to-play on Windows PC and Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation5, PlayStation4, and Nintendo Switch consoles.