Overwatch 2: Release Date, Time, New Updates and Everything

Blizzard recently confirmed the release date of Overwatch 2. So, fans want to get their hands on a sequel to the game.

Here’s everything you need to know.

When is Overwatch 2’s release date?

Blizzard has announced that Overwatch 2 will be officially released on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

It will also be released globally on the following dates and times in key regions:

  • Pacific Daylight Saving Time: Noon (October 4)
  • Eastern Daylight Saving Time: 3pm (October 4)
  • UK DST: 8:00 PM (October 4)
  • Central Europe Summer Time: 9pm (October 4)
  • Indian Standard Time: 12:30 AM (October 5)

And, like its predecessor, Overwatch 2 is available for PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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Is Overwatch 2 Free?

Blizzard has announced that Overwatch 2 will offer a free-to-play format. This is probably the company’s latest strategy to attract more gamers.

Plus, gamers don’t have to pay a single penny to access these popular battle royale games. However, you can unlock the premium version of the Battle Pass. Usually around £10.

Meanwhile, it is important to note that this is not a full release of Overwatch 2 as it is only considered PvP. A specific release date for the story mode hasn’t been confirmed yet, but the game’s PvE is expected to launch in 2023.

How about the Watchpoint Pack for Overwatch 2?

As previously mentioned, Overwatch 2 is free to play, but existing owners of Overwatch 1 will receive a Founder’s Pack. Also, everyone can get a Watchpoint Pack for around £34.99.

If you don’t know, Watchpoint packs give players a good start when unlocking their next in-game content.

  • Season 1 Premium Battle Pass
  • 7 Legendary skins (including 2 all-new Space Raider skins)
  • 5 epic skins
  • 2000 Overwatch Coins
  • Overwatch 2 player icon

What’s new in Overwatch 2?

Overwatch 2 brings new maps, game modes and gameplay features. Here are all the maps that will be released with the sequel.

  • Circuit Royal (Monte Carlo)
  • Esperanza (Portugal)
  • Midtown (New York)
  • New Queen Street (Toronto)
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Rome, Italy)

The sequel also introduces new heroes such as tank class hero Junker Queen, damage hero Sojourn and a third new hero Kiriko.


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