Overwatch 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the 2016 smash hit Overwatch. The FPS game from Activision Blizzard took the world by storm and revived the hero shooter genre. Now, the devs are looking to once again capture the hearts and minds of gamers when Overwatch 2 hits shelves. Here is everything we know about the game so far.
What is Overwatch 2?
Overwatch 2 is a hero shooter and a direct sequel to the first game, Overwatch. The game will feature a large cast of playable heroes for you to choose from, with even more coming in the future. Working in a team of other heroes, you will try and win multiplayer matches by completing objectives across various game modes. The multiplayer component will be totally free to play. It will also feature a sort of story mode, where you can complete missions by yourself or with a few friends. This story mode will require you to purchase the game.
When does Overwatch 2 begin early access?
As revealed in the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, Overwatch 2 enters Early Access for PC and consoles on Oct. 4, 2022. That means that before the end of the year, you can find yourself in the shoes of your favorite hero. At this time, there is no official release date for the game, but we expect it not to be too far off from the early access date.
What platforms will Overwatch 2 be playable on?
Overwatch is known for the various platforms it is playable on. Luckily, OVerwatch 2 will be playable on all of the same platforms it is playable on now. That means you can play Overwatch 2 on PC, Xbox consoles, PlayStation consoles, and Nintendo Switch. This leaves you with plenty of options, and the game’s cross-play function means that you don’t have to sacrifice playing on your favorite platform just to play with your friends.
What new heroes will be coming with the launch of Overwatch 2?
Activision Blizzard has announced that they are planning on launching the game with six entirely new heroes. So far, two of these characters have been revealed. You can more information about each of them below.
- Sojourn – An Overwatch commander from Canada who uses a railgun and bionic enhancements.
- Junker Queen – The ruler of Junkertown who uses a shotgun and an axe to defeat her foes.
Activision Blizzard will be providing more information on new heroes and other changes coming to Overwatch 2 leading up to its release. We will bring you all news and updates about the game as soon as we know them.
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