When Overwatch 2 releases in October it’ll exchange the present dwell service recreation
The unique Overwatch’s days appear to be numbered as a standalone product as it’ll combine with Overwatch 2.
Speaking in a current AMA on Reddit, recreation director Aaron Keller confirmed what Blizzard said beforehand when it mentioned the Overwatch and Overwatch 2 purchasers will merge to keep away from fragmenting the participant base.
“When Overwatch 2 launches on October 4, it will be a replacement for the current Live Service,” mentioned Keller.
Blizzard just about confirmed this when it first introduced Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019 stating it was a part of the group’s mantra of no participant left behind, as former recreation director Jeff Kaplan mentioned through the occasion.
The AMA additionally reiterated that each one cosmetics and loot packing containers will switch over to Overwatch 2 upon launch. Since the sport is not going to comprise loot packing containers, unopened packing containers will magically open upon switch.
This too reiterates a earlier remark made by Blizzard at BlizzCon 2019 when it said all Overwatch cosmetics and progress will carry ahead into Overwatch 2.
When the sport releases, you may count on the free-to-play dwell expertise to function common seasonal updates and a Battle Pass that includes new content material corresponding to heroes, recreation modes, maps, cosmetics, and extra. Season One of the sport will function the brand new heroes Sojourn, Junker Queen, and an unannounced assist hero alongside the brand new 5v5 PvP expertise. You also can count on reworked heroes, new maps and modes, and a reimagined aggressive expertise.
Blizzard additionally not too long ago offered a roadmap to offer beta contributors, Early Access, and potential Overwatch 2 gamers an thought of what to anticipate with December’s Season 2 and past.
Overwatch 2 will probably be launched for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. It will function cross-progression and cross-play as effectively.