Overwatch 2: Release Date, Platforms, Gameplay, New Heroes, and Trailer!

Overwatch has become one of the globe’s most beloved FPS titles. Packed to the brim with awesome characters, beautiful maps, and accompanied by a vibrant esports scene, Blizzard’s flagship FPS has cemented its place in gaming history.

As a result, when it was announced at Blizzcon 2019 that there would be a sequel, fans rejoiced. While the road to release has been long, the pieces are finally starting to fall into place.


Overwatch 2 Release Date

Overwatch 2 is set to launch on Tuesday, October 4. However, it’s worth noting that this initial launch will be focused entirely on PvP and come with the ‘early access’ label.

Blizzard has been tight-lipped about a specific release date for the game since its announcement. That is until the announcement came during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 event.

Even with an initial release date set, the exact rollout remains a mystery. While early access offers the full PVP experience, with new maps, a new mode, and three new heroes, it is unclear when PVE will be added. We only have 2023 to go on for now, so it could be a while before the full package is available.

Overwatch 2 Platforms

As was the case with its predecessor, Overwatch 2 will be available on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, as well as PC. These platforms include the recent PS5 and Xbox X | S Series as well as previous gen hardware in PS4 and Xbox One.

In terms of crossplay, the game will support players playing together across all platforms, as well as cross-progression.

However, according to John Lafleur, technical director, in a Reddit AMA, Overwatch 2 on Switch will have “some compromises”:

Overwatch 2: Trailer

Check out the release date trailer below. This brief snippet also gave us our first look at Junker Queen character.

Overwatch 2 sees the reunion of a group of familiar faces to take on the Omnics once more. A terminator-style animation depicts a band of the robotic enemies laying siege to an unprepared Paris, but they are stopped by Winston, Mei, Echo, Tracer, Brigitte, Mercy, Genji, and Reinhardt.

The invasion stretches further than Paris though, and our merry band of heroes is seen taking on more of the killer androids in Rio De Janeiro. This trailer also gives us a few hints into what the gameplay will actually look like.

Overwatch 2 Gameplay

When it comes to the newest installment in the Overwatch franchise, we’ve seen a whole host of new features revealed over the past few years.

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