Overwatch 2 launches as a free-to-play early entry title in October

Blizzard has introduced an early entry launch date for Overwatch 2, which arrives as a free-to-play sport for Nintendo Change, PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Collection X/S on 4th October.

This launch will comprise “dynamic new PVP content material” with cross-platform play and development, and guarantees the addition of recent heroes, maps and modes. Oh, and skins you should buy.

At launch, new tank hero the Junker Queen, the “ruthless Australian-born ruler of Junkertown” will be part of the franchise’s roster.

Recent maps will take you to New Queen Road in Toronto and Midtown Manhattan. There’s additionally the sport’s new Push mode – “a symmetrical map sort the place groups battle to take management and advance a centrally-located robotic deeper into enemy territory than the opposing staff”.

A reveal livestream will present extra element on Overwatch 2’s live-service mannequin and seasonal content material plan later this week on Thursday, sixteenth June at 6pm UK time.

“We will not wait to roll out the start of the Overwatch 2 expertise on 4th October and introduce an thrilling new aggressive imaginative and prescient, that includes superb new content material and a reimagining of the enduring heroes, maps, and gameplay that made the unique sport so compelling,” Blizzard boss Mike Ybarra stated in a press launch in the present day.

“That is the start of an always-on and always-evolving period for the franchise, and a recommitment to serving gamers with frequent and substantial updates deliberate effectively into the longer term to maintain Overwatch 2 recent and enjoyable for a few years to come back.”

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