Overwatch 2 Launches Soon and Will Be FREE to Play

Credit: Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard had some impressive success with the release and distribution of the first Overwatch game that came out in 2016. There’s no wonder why, as the game encourages team play. We’re talking about a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter that gathered a minimum of 5 million average players for each month of 2021.

Under these circumstances, a sequel for the first Overwatch game was practically mandatory. And we finally have some compelling info that it’s indeed on its way!

Overwatch 2 arrives in October 2022

Those willing to get their hands on the next Overwatch will have to wait only until October. That’s when the early access phase begins. If you don’t believe us, no problem, this video proves it:

The game will even be free-to-play, so there’s no use to start saving money until October. We can observe some apparent improvements in both the graphics and the gameplay, but only time will tell for sure.

Activision Blizzard said about Overwatch 2 the following:

Overwatch 2 is launching in early access with dynamic new PvP content releasing on Windows® PC and Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, and Nintendo Switch™ consoles on October 4, kicking off the next chapter for Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed team-based shooter. Featuring a new five-versus-five multiplayer format with cross-platform play and cross-platform progression, Overwatch 2’s PvP experience is designed to offer incredible and fresh competitive gameplay with a new, free-to-play model and major game updates such as new heroes, hero reworks, maps, modes, and premium cosmetics.

As for the first Overwatch game, if you’re willing to play it, you’ll simply have to start running it on your Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, or PC. The game doesn’t work on other platforms, but we anticipate that its sequel will be made available for more consoles.


Cristian Antonescu
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