Overwatch 2: Everything We Know

Though Overwatch 2 might still not have a release date, an abundance of trailers, tweets, blog posts, and even a first round of beta tests are certainly giving us a clearer picture of all the exciting changes coming to the hit series. First announced at Blizzcon 2019, the follow-up to Blizzard’s popular first-person team-based hero shooter will offer plenty of fresh features to both new and returning players, including story missions, hero redesigns, new maps, and new characters. To help you get up to speed on everything there is to know about the game ahead of any possible Not-E3 events announcements and the next Overwatch 2 event on June 16, we’ve compiled all the essential details in one handy feature.

Release date window

Despite 2022 being just about halfway over, Overwatch 2 still doesn’t have a confirmed release date. While it seems likely we could get one during one of the summer’s Not-E3 events or Summer Game Fest Live, don’t hold your breath for a quick turnaround. During a recent Activision Blizzard meeting, the studio suggested it doesn’t expect to see the sales bump it would receive from Overwatch 2 (or another big title on its docket, Diablo 4) during the 2022 fiscal year. That could mean that Overwatch 2 won’t see release until 2023 at the earliest, but this is still somewhat unclear.

Platforms

At BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard confirmed that Overwatch 2 would come to all platforms that currently support the first Overwatch, including the Nintendo Switch. However, it’s still uncertain whether or not it’ll also come to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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