The long-awaited Overwatch 2 free game is just a few months away.
Activision Blizzard made some exciting announcements this Sunday at the Xbox and Bethesda showcases.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Overwatch 2 Release Date
Overwatch 2 will be released as a free game on October 4th.
The player-versus-player release is referred to as ‘Early Access’ for all hero-based shooters.
The original Overwatch was a paid version, but the next sequel is free to play.
Blizzard President Mike Ybarra stated in a press release that ‘We would like to announce the launch of the Overwatch 2 experience on October 4th.’
He added that the sequel will ‘introduce amazing new content and an exciting new competitive vision that reinterprets the iconic heroes, maps and gameplay that made the original game so compelling’.
Ybarra went on to say, ‘This is the beginning of an always-on, always-evolving era for the franchise, and it’s a re-commitment to serve players with frequent and substantial updates well-planned for the future to keep Overwatch 2 fresh and fun for years to come. . .’
Where can I play Overwatch 2?
Overwatch 2 launches on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One.
The game also offers cross-platform play and cross-platform progression.
New update for Overwatch 2
Many gamers are already aware that two new heroes will be joining the Overwatch roster.
Sojourn and Junker Queen are new heroes joining the game.
The Junker Queen is the latest tank hero and the ruthless Australian-born ruler of Junkertown.
Blizzard described the Junker Queen as ‘a highly mobile, railgun-wielding former Overwatch captain with cybernetic abilities’.
Overwatch 2 is reported to be releasing two new maps. The first map is in Toronto and the other is suspected to be in New York.
Aside from that, a new game mode called Push is also available in the sequel.
#overwatch 2 Arrived October 4th.
🎮 Play free live service
🍁 New heroes, maps and mods
👑 New tank: Junkerqueen
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) June 12, 2022
Overwatch 2 Public Event
Activision Blizzard will be revealing new and more exciting details about Overwatch 2 at the Reveal event.
There are only a few days left and it will be held on June 16th at 10am PDT.
You can stream the event on your company’s Twitch or YouTube channel.
Blizzard first announced Overwatch 2 in 2019. But it only started a few months ago.
The organization has split the development of the game’s PVP and PVE elements.
The release date for PVP is in October, but there is no news on the PVE portion of Overwatch yet.