Overwatch’s highly-anticipated sequel lastly has a launch date, at the very least for the PvP portion of the sport.
Overwatch 2 will go into early entry on Oct. 4, 2022, in response to announcements by Activision Blizzard in the course of the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase on June 12. The sport may also be free to play, a shift from the present Overwatch mannequin that requires the acquisition of a sport license.
At launch, the sport will embody a brand new hero, the Junker Queen, who’s confirmed to be a tank. In gameplay revealed in the course of the trailer, the chaotic ruler of Junkertown seems to have a large axe weapon and a movement-based final.
Activision Blizzard will reveal extra particulars in regards to the Junker Queen throughout an Overwatch 2 Reveal Occasion on June 16.
The official press release noted that new heroes, new maps, and hero reworks will probably be on the horizon for launch, together with premium cosmetics.
Present Overwatch house owners can redeem a Founder’s Pack bonus so long as they owned the bottom sport previous to June 23, 2022. The pack “will embody two epic skins and an unique founder’s icon, together with a shock present,” in response to an announcement.