Overwatch 2: Release date, time, new updates and everything

Blizzard recently confirmed the release date for Overwatch 2. So, fans are eager to get their hands on the game’s sequel.

Here is everything you need to know.

What is the release date for Overwatch 2?

Blizzard announced that Overwatch 2 is set to officially launch on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

Additionally, it will launch globally on the following dates and time zones in major regions:

  • Pacific Daylight Time: Noon (October 4)
  • Eastern Daylight Time: 3 p.m. (October 4)
  • British Summer Time: 8pm (October 4)
  • Central European Summer Time: 9 pm (October 4)
  • India Standard Time: 00:30 (October 5)

Also, just like its predecessor, Overwatch 2 will be available on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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Is Overwatch 2 free to play?

Blizzard has informed us that Overwatch 2 will feature a free-to-play format. This is possibly the company’s latest strategy to attract more players.

Also, players are not required to pay a single penny in order to play these popular Battle Royales. However, you can unlock the premium version of their battle passes. It usually costs around £10.

In the meantime, it’s important to note that this isn’t the full release of Overwatch 2, as it’s only considered PvP. Although a specific release date for the story mode has yet to be confirmed, the game’s PvE is expected to launch in 2023.

What about the Watchpoint pack in Overwatch 2?

As we mentioned earlier, Overwatch 2 will be free to play, but existing Overwatch 1 owners will receive a Founder’s Pack. Additionally, everyone can purchase a Watchpoint Pack which costs around £34.99.

If you didn’t know, the Watchpoint Pack allows players to get a head start by unlocking the following in-game content:

  • Season 1 Premium Battle Pass
  • 7 Legendary skins (including 2 all-new Space Raider skins)
  • 5 epic skins
  • 2,000 supervision coins
  • Overwatch 2 Player Icon

What’s new in Overwatch 2?

Overwatch 2 will offer new maps, game modes, and gameplay features. The following are all the maps that will be released alongside the sequel:

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

In addition, the sequel will introduce us to new heroes, such as the tank class hero Junker Queen, the damage hero Sojourn, and the third new hero Kiriko.

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