When Overwatch 2 releases in October it can exchange the present stay service recreation
The authentic Overwatch’s days appear to be numbered as a standalone product as it can combine with Overwatch 2.
Speaking in a latest AMA on Reddit, recreation director Aaron Keller confirmed what Blizzard acknowledged beforehand when it stated the Overwatch and Overwatch 2 shoppers 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,” stated Keller.
Blizzard just about confirmed this when it first introduced Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019 stating it was a part of the workforce’s mantra of no participant left behind, as former recreation director Jeff Kaplan stated throughout the occasion.
The AMA additionally reiterated that every one cosmetics and loot bins will switch over to Overwatch 2 upon launch. Since the sport won’t comprise loot bins, unopened bins will magically open upon switch.
This too reiterates a earlier remark made by Blizzard at BlizzCon 2019 when it acknowledged all Overwatch cosmetics and progress will carry ahead into Overwatch 2.
When the sport releases, you’ll be able to count on the free-to-play stay expertise to characteristic common seasonal updates and a Battle Pass that includes new content material equivalent to heroes, recreation modes, maps, cosmetics, and extra. Season One of the sport will characteristic the brand new heroes Sojourn, Junker Queen, and an unannounced help hero alongside the brand new 5v5 PvP expertise. You may also count on reworked heroes, new maps and modes, and a reimagined aggressive expertise.
Blizzard additionally lately offered a roadmap to present beta individuals, Early Access, and potential Overwatch 2 gamers an concept of what to anticipate with December’s Season 2 and past.
Overwatch 2 will likely be launched for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. It will characteristic cross-progression and cross-play as effectively.