We have an update about the release of Overwatch Two. A June 12th announcement from Activision-Blizzard revealed that an early access version of Overwatch 2 will be coming out on October 4th, 2022. And, in a surprising twist, Overwatch 2 will be a free-to-play game, unlike the first game in the series.
If that wasn’t enough, Blizzard announced it would be introducing a second new hero to Overwatch 2: Junker Queen. She has been described as an incredibly mobile railgun-wielding former Overwatch captain that has cybernetic abilities.
Mike Ybarra, the President of Blizzard, expressed his excitement about the upcoming game in a press release.
“We can’t wait to roll out the beginning of the Overwatch 2 experience on October 4 and introduce an exciting new competitive vision, featuring amazing new content and a reimagining of the iconic heroes, maps, and gameplay that made the original game so compelling,” he said.
Activision-Blizzard hosted a reveal event live stream to provide more information about the highly-anticipated game. That broadcast took place at 1:00 PM EST on June 16th.
Overwatch 2 will be available on PCs, the Xbox Series X and S, Xbox Ones, PS5s, PS4s, and Nintendo Switches. Let’s just hope the free-to-play decision ends up being the move needed to regain fans’ faith in the franchise and Blizzard Entertainment.