Overwatch 2 is coming to the live servers on October 4, 2022 and is said to have a lot of innovations in its luggage. Many of the features, such as the new heroine Sojourn, the new Push game mode or the change to 5vs5 battles, are already known. But that’s not all. We summarize for you what you can look forward to.
Overwatch 2 is not intended to be a simple expansion, but to take the hero shooter to the next level. The developers hardly leave a stone unturned and unpack the big guns for the Free2Play release of Overwatch 2 on October 4, 2022. In the past announcement event, the devs explained in detail what to expect.
Most of the upcoming content was already playable in Alpha and Beta 1 and has been known for a long time. This includes, for example, the new game mode “Push” or the new heroine Sojourn. The major adjustment to 5vs5 matches had also been known and playable for some time. We explained in detail how it all feels in our big report from Alpha and Beta. But now we want to pack the known information with the new revelations and tell you what to expect when Overwatch 2 is released.
Overwatch 2- all new or what?
- Overwatch becomes Free2Play
- Instead of a full-price game, we can expect a classic Free2Play model for the shooter genre with an in-game shop for cosmetic items and hero skins.
- 5vs5 instead of 6vs6
- To make the matches more action-packed, one tank was removed from the setup. In the future you will play with a tank, two supports and two damage dealers.
- “Push” – the new game mode
- Practically a payload map in which the cargo can be moved in both directions. Whoever can push the cargo into the opponent’s camp wins. Plays extremely fast and action-packed.
- Season model – Battle Pass included
- A new season begins every nine weeks in Overwatch. These seasons alternately bring a new hero or a new map each, as well as countless skins and later also new PvE episodes. We can’t say exactly how the Battle Pass works at the moment.
- PC and console together
- You no longer have to decide whether you want to play on PC or console. Thanks to cross-play and cross-progression, there is only one account and you can switch back and forth at any time.
- 3 new heroes
- Besides Sojourn (DpS) and Junker Queen (Tank) we get another new heroine who will belong to the support faction. But we won’t find out more about that until later.
- 6 new maps
- A few of these will come into play exclusively for the new Push mode. But the other game modes are also being replenished.
- Mythic Hero Skins
- After the epic and legendary hero skins come the mythical variants. These should be even better worked out and possibly even be colour-adaptable. Overall, we can expect at least 30 new hero skins in the first season.
If you miss the PvE mode in this list, we have to disappoint you. The first PvE campaigns and hero missions will probably not be integrated into the game until 2023 – also as part of the seasonal content. But apart from that, it is quite impressive at the start. If Blizzard keeps up the promised pace, we should be able to enjoy Overwatch 2 for a long time – don’t you think?